WEB REVIEW : Young Kazakh girl needs proton therapy abroad

Zlata Bruner, a 3-year-old girl from Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, has been diagnosed with a stage IV neuroblastoma that cannot be cured in her native country. Her parents have not given up and are trying to support her treatment in South Korea.


It all began last July, when Zlata’s knee started to ache. Her doctors said it was arthritis. The pain went on and off for a while, and in September, a bruise appeared around her left eye. Her parents took her to the hospital, where a series of tests revealed an abdominal tumor and two tumors in her eye. The neuroblastoma diagnosis was then established.


Her treatment plan included surgery, chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, proton therapy and immunotherapy. After many letters and phone calls, Zlata’s parents found a proton therapy clinic in South Korea willing to accept and treat their daughter. However, the financial cost is unbearable for the young family, who needs as much help as possible to allow Zlata to complete her treatment.


Master of sand animation Kseniya Simonova decided to help by devoting her new work to the young girl: http://simonova.tv/en/blog/article/golden-ray. If you too want to help Zlata fight her cancer, please visit the following link: http://www.gofundme.com/savezlata.


Sources: http://www.gofundme.com/savezlata, http://simonova.tv/en/blog/article/golden-ray, https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/01k3/save-zlata-from-cancer