About the disease and immunotherapy
Ilai is only 2 years young and fights bravely for his life, because at 7 months he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor, an aggressive neuroblastoma.
The malignant tumour spreads through the nervous system in Ilai's body. The MYCN gene he was diagnosed with makes the cancer particularly aggressive and additionally worsens the prognosis, so that despite chemotherapy, the chances of recovery in Germany are only 30%.
A glimpse of hope
Treatment in either Barcelona or New York would improve Ilai's chances of recovery to 68%. Immunotherapy called “Naxitamab” and subsequent vaccination is only available there and is expensive. And despite the high success rate, this form of therapy is still an ongoing study for which CE/FDA approval has not yet been granted. The treatments costs of €400,000 - €500,000 have to be paid privately. Approvals usually take many years, as the long-term successes have to be awaited.
Ilai can only win with your help
Life should not depend on economic factors and wealth, but rather on our humanity. Therefore, we kindly ask you: BECOME A HERO AND GIVE ILAI A CHANCE AT LIFE. Save his life with a small donation. Giving up is not an option.
Donations that are not used or are not applied are transferred to Hand-in-Hand Ev. to help another child suffering from cancer.
Donate here for Ilais treatment
These are the pure, estimated treatment costs. Costs for intensive care treatments, which unfortunately occurred very frequently in the past, are not included. But also costs for the following expenses: Flights, accommodation, meals and loss of earnings for the almost one year treatment in Barcelona are not yet covered. There will be large financial losses.
Das Wichtigste für uns ist, dass unser Sohn lebt. Alles Andere im Leben ist unwichtig geworden. Auch wenn dies aufgrund bevorstehenden Nebenkosten bedeutet, dass wir am Ende verschuldet sind.
Daher würden wir uns sehr freuen, wenn ihr uns auch weiterhin unterstützen würden.
Every further donation helps us to cover these high costs. Of course, unused donations go to the association Hand-in-Hand e. V. and thus other children with cancer!
The fundraising campaign is supported by the foundation “Hand-in-Hand für schwerstkranke und krebskranke Kinder Altenstadt e.V.”
Since 2008, the year “Hand-in-Hand” was founded, the association has made it its business to help families with children and young people up to the age of 28 who are suffering from cancer or are seriously ill; not only through donations, but also through its own experience, such as dealing with authorities.
Support our activities by becoming a member of "Hand-in-Hand e.V." or/and donate. Your donations and membership fees will reach the sick children and their families without deduction. Companies, associations and initiatives can also get involved with seriously ill children in many ways.