The campaign took place in April-May 2014. This time, our Charity Bundles included an Excelsior JET 9, Standard Edition license, without support, and the donation of net proceeds to the Save Life foundation, which operates in our region and helps children and young adults whose families cannot afford treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
In addition, those who donated $50 or more received a free upgrade to version 10 and entered a draw to win a copy of Excelsior JET Pro for OS X. (If you are one of those generous people, but have not received the download instructions for Excelsior JET 10, please get in touch with us.)
A Peruvian company called iT Soluciona is the lucky winner of an Excelsior JET Pro for OS X license.
We’ve raised $6,473 in total, which is below the all-time high, but this campaign has set the most generous donation record ($300).
Recently we’ve received a funds usage report from Save Life. Thanks to your donations, these children have received vital medical products, consultations and diagnostics:
Brandon G., 16yo, Novosibirsk
Diag: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
Needed: medical products (Budenofalk, Diflucan, Salofalk)
Cost: 20,180 Rubles (about $550)
Brandon’s story: in Russian | Google Translate
Ivan N., 6mo, Novosibirsk
Diag: Liver tumor
Needed: Consultation in N.N. Blokhin Cancer Research Center in Moscow
Cost: 19,048 Rubles (~$530) in airfare and accommodation
Story: in Russian | Google Translate
The rest of the amount you helped raising will be distributed among the other Save Life’s patients shortly.
You Can Help More Kids
As you may see, some families’ resources are so exhausted in the fight for their children lives that they have to ask even for small amounts of money. And these fights may be quite long, so the families may seek help again.
You can donate to Save Life directly to help these and other children. The foundation now accepts wire transfers in US Dollars and Euro. For details, open its Web site at http://save-life.ru/eng and scroll to the bottom.