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With two legs on the ground

nepszava.hu 17 December 2016

Although deemed a hopeless case in Hungarian hospitals, the girl who was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg in 2013, was finally operated on and her leg was saved, the Children Cancer Foundation communicated.

The 14-year-old Petra received chemotherapy in the Paediatric Clinic of Tűzoltó Street. However, the aggressive tumour came back and Petra’s condition became increasingly severe. Considering the location of the tumour, her doctors agreed that the only solution was mid-thigh amputation.

Petra and her family were shocked and could not accept amputation as a therapeutic intervention. They went from doctor to doctor, from hospital to hospital, not only in Hungary but also abroad. This is how they found a clinic in Braşov, Romania. The head of the clinic, an orthopaedic surgeon, offered his help. Although the surgical team waived the medical fees, the cost of hospitalisation amounted to nearly 1.5 million forints, a sum beyond the family’s financial means.

As a last resort, they turned to the Children Cancer Foundation, which paid the whole sum. The operation was successful and Petra left the Braşov clinic on both legs in October.

Petra’s leg was saved at a Braşov clinic – SOURCE: CHILDREN CANCER FOUNDATION

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