My name is Emiliano Fusco, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, my 3 year old son has been diagnosed with a very difficult and uncommon cancer (high risk metastatic neuroblastoma N-MYC amplified). We have been dealing with this disease for a year, and at this moment, we need as much help as possible to continue this battle. We were leaving in Cyprus when we learned about the disease. Immediately after learning about the tumor, Lucio, received 8 cycles of chemotherapy followed by surgery in a period of 4 months. In Cyprus, they did not have the technology to continue with his treatment so we went to Berlin, Germany, hospital Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum. In Germany, we have done more chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and 5 cycles of immunotherapy. After a year of a successful treatment, there is still a 50%-60% chance for the cancer to come back, especially the first 2 years. Knowing this, we have contacted Dr Giselle Sholler of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Michigan. She is doing medical studies to decrease the remission percentile of high risk neuroblastoma. This medical trial is bringing great hope to families like ours. The clinical trails have shown significant improvements in decreasing the high rates of relapses. These trials have helped 86% of child patients to remain cancer free for the first 4 years after completing their initial treatment.
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We have been living with this disease for the last year. Being in Germany, and with the uncertainty and instability of our reality, my wife and I have been unable to work. As a consequence of this, we cannot confront the financial burden without community or collective help.As you might imagine, Lucio’s life style has been very different compared to any other 2 years old, but we are grateful and blessed to keep sharing our lives with him. Our family will do anything in our control to keep him in our lives for as long as possible, as well as to give him a chance to enjoy a longer life. This specific medical trial is what offers Lucio the longest chance of survival, but we will need financial help. Because it is a medical trial, our health insurance covers nothing. In order to get the trial treatment, we need to financially cover the Marrow puncture, MBGI, Scan, and several trips to the U.S. It is a 2-year treatment, and we need to go to the U.S. five times and repeat these studies each time we go. We have no choice but to ask for your help. Lucio’s survival is not only in God’s hands, but all of us… There is a beautiful saying; “We need a village to raise a child.” Our son needs more than a village at this moment. We cannot thank you enough for your time and consideration.
If you want to help Lucio, you can do it here (https://www.gofundme.com/luciofusco) or in the following account: BANK NAME: Astro Bank, HOLDER’S NAME: EMILIANO A FUSCO, SAVINGS ACCOUNT: 0000391832, IBAN: CY78008003020000000000391832, SWIFT: PIRBCY2N