Kamil is 26 years old and just a year ago he was a lucky guy who in spite of adversity has always tried to appreciate that special gift that is life. He is a very good friend, always helpful and kind to others.If you have had a privilege of meeting him, you know how wonderful person he is. Kamil is just a normal guy who loves to play sports , especially soccer. He used to play in a local soccer team until the very last day before he went to the hospital. When Kamil found out about his disease he was still in college, it was his last year, and he was studying for final exams, getting ready to graduate with Master's Degree. He worked as judicial secretary and he loved his job. Unfortunately in May 2012 he received news that turned his world upside down. Kamil was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, oligoastrocytoma stage II WHO. This type of cancer grows quickly, causing headaches and extreme nausea, and disrupting memory, balance, speech and vision. No one knows the cause. No other brain cancer is as deadly or spreads as quickly as this one.It seems like Kamil's only hope to win this horrible battle is an expensive treatment in the USA. In June 2012 he underwent the first surgery to remove the tumor, but six months later it turned out that the surgery did not help. In November 2012, the MRI result surprised everyone, including doctors, tumor grew back, but this time it doubled its size! In February 2013 Kamil underwent another extremely complex and difficult surgery, but tumor is located in a sensitive part of the brain so removing all of it was impossible. The standard treatment that is used in most of cancer cases doesn't work in case of astrocytoma. Kamil underwent a radiation therapy, but that only made things worst. The best chance for treatment, doctors told him, is a non-invasive gene targeted therapy, provided at a specialized treatment facility in Houston, TX. The only problem is, and it's a big one, that originally the cost of the therapy was estimated at $180,000, but the cost has now escalated to nearly $360,000. At the end of August 2013 Kamil came to USA with his brother Daniel. He started a gene-targeted therapy at the Burzynski Clinic and received another shocking news that the cost of the therapy has doubled because tumor is really big now and it will take more time and higher doses of medications to fight with the disease. Friends and family back home in Poland have tirelessly devoted themselves to fundraising for his cause - for his life. They have organized all kinds of events and reached out to everyone they know for any amount that can be spared. While they have notably and commendably raised tens of thousands of dollars, there is still much fundraising to be done so Kamil can continue the therapy at the Burzynski Clinic.
Kamil wants to live. He wants to stay on this earth with his family and freinds. And we want him here more than anything. We are desperate to keep Kamil alive. We can't do this without your help... If you are able to give ANY amount, please donate to his cause. Our cause. HIS LIFE.