Gift of Life

18 Aug 2014, by Russian Orthodox Church in Missions

Our church was blessed to partner with the Russian-based “Gift of Life” charity, whose main objective is to help children beat cancer.

Funds donated by our parish were used to purchase two wheelchairs (pictured right) for the oncology/hematology unit at the Morozov Hospital in Moscow. Some money was also given to the families of two girls Sonya and Arisha (pictured right), who have been battling cancer for a long time.

Charity workers say many families struggle financially and are in need of money for food, medicine, and transportation. Because of their weakened immune system, children are not allowed to use public transportation in order to avoid exposure to infections. So parents who don’t have cars (mostly those from out of town) are forced to use taxi services. Hours spent in Moscow taxicabs add up to enormously large bills.

We hope that our constant prayers and humble donations will ease these families’ burdens and help their sweet Angels beat cancer.