Humanitarian Foundation BUDI HUMAN - Aleksandar Šapić
raises funds for Kalina Panić (2018).
From birth, Kalina was a baby that used to laugh, and rarely cried, she was always in a good mood and happy. And then, when she was less than eight months old, she began to wake up at night and was too sleepy during the day, she refused to eat, she did not play anymore, and her smile vanished. And while everyone said those were teething problem, Mom and Dad nevertheless suspected it was a major change and they took her to a doctor. After blood tests, lipases were in increase and various inconsistencies in the analyzes appeared for that reason the doctor suggested that she should be examined in Belgrade.
On the same day, she was transferred to the University Children’s Hospital Tiršov in the department of gastroenterology. The next day, she got paresis facialis. After ten days of agony, parents insist on making additional analyzes, because Kalina’s health was getting worse day by day.
After fifteen days in the gastroenterology department, hematologist was also involved in her case and he told her parents that Kalina suffered from leukemia. But their pain was even stronger when, the next day, the doctor told them that Kalina suffered from acute myeloid leukemia, the most severe form of monoblastic leukemia M5. Leukemia spread to the central nervous system, cells accumulated on the facial nerve, that caused paresis facialis
On the same day, chemotherapy started, and Kalina became happier every day, and then as a result of chemotherapy, infections began. Immediately after the inclusion of antibiotic Kalina got an anaphylactic shock, a systemic allergic reaction to the Longacef antibiotic and she was transferred to the intensive care unit from which Kalina returned as a winner.
Then, there were days of fever, vomiting, bloody stools, poor appetite... She got antibiotics, antimycotics, red blood cells, platelets, but all that was not enough for her recovery. One of the most resilient hospital bacteria also developed in her lungs, what caused severe pneumonia, Kalina's small lungs were weakened, and she was also getting oxygen. The doctors said they did their best and used all the resources, but it was important for her body to wake up and fight.
And then one day Kalina decided to show how strong fighter she was. In her bone marrow, new healthy cells were produced, and the disease began to retreat, but as it is the most difficult and most aggressive form of leukemia, there are great possibilities for it to return.
The only way Kalina can completely heal and win a wicked disease is a bone marrow transplant. This complicated procedure requires significant funds and it is necessary to perform it abroad.
Kalina has become a serious fighter in the last eight months. Let's help her win numbers and statistics and come out of this battle as a winner.