Lifesaving surgery for Slav

Update on Slav:

The past few weeks we have had many heartbreaking conversations about the
possibility of amputating Slav’s leg below the knee -
in case that surgery would be completed in Ireland. This was extremely difficult to hear and I only want to consider this if absolutely necessary, that’s why I have been speaking to Doctors abroad who see many more children with Slav type of cancer.

Slav was diagnosed in January 2018 with very rare type of cancer, stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma . He had a surgery done at the beginning of his journey in Crumlin hospital, however the tumour was only incompletely excised and came back in the same spot in August 2020. Now, we need a specialist who will be able to remove this with wide, clear margins and to complete neuro-muscular reconstruction of his foot, as well as reconstruction of his vein and to cover it all with the skin graft. Unfortunately we were not offered to do such a surgery in Ireland and we now have only 2.5 weeks to raise funds to travel to Vienna. The surgery is now booked for 27th October 2020.

The tumour in Slav's foot is growing and any postponing of the surgery would mean bigger damage and more complicated surgery. Slav also needs chemotherapy but this can commence only when surgery is done.

Doctor in Vienna  Hospital is very confident he can remove the tumour and scar tissue from previous surgery (that can be contaminated from inside) and he is telling us amputation will not be needed!

This is obviously a better option for Slav. If Slav has surgery here he will very possibly loose his leg as per surgeon report. We can’t let this happen when it can be saved.

Since finding out about Slav’s recent recurrence Slav has had no chemotherapy treatment so we need to move quickly before his cancer grows (unfortunately it is visibly getting bigger)

This urgent surgery in Vienna will cost approx 35k covering the surgery and additional genetic testing. We have little funds left to maintain Slavs oxygen chamber and cover his supplements.  We have 17 days to raise this amount. I know this is a large amount in very little time but I will do whatever it takes to Save Slav.

I will do everything possible and beyond not only save his leg but his life!

Please, this is urgent!

Slav just recently started jogging twice a day and he wants to continue and to keep his leg!

If you can help fundraise please get in touch.

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Ways to Donate:

Name of the AIB Trust account: HELP FOR SLAV

AIB account number: 86 325 082

sort code 93 20 94

IBAN: IE35 AIBK 93 20 94 86 325 082




Thank you, Slav's parents. 



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Fundraising team: Slav's Fundraising Team (2)

Nadia Vavro 
Raised €13,485 from 214 donations
Drogheda, IE
Elaine Thompson 
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