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Luxembourg digs deep for seriously ill Georgian student

09.10.2014 From our online archive
Generous donors in Luxembourg have helped raise nearly 43,000 euros for an uninsured Georgian student who was diagnosed with lymphoma while on an exchange to Germany.

Generous donors in Luxembourg have helped raise nearly 43,000 euros for an uninsured Georgian student who was diagnosed with lymphoma while on an exchange to Germany.

Altogether, 582 individual donors dug deep donating between 5 and 5,000 euros each so that John Alkady could undergo chemotherapy at the University Hospital of the Saarland.

The appeal was launched by Luxembourg charity Kriibskrank Kanner Foundation in August when Mr Alkady's plight became public.

Without health insurance, the student would never have been able to raise the 170,000 euros initially needed for the treatment. The medical bill has been revised to 70,000 euros after he responded well to chemotherapy.

The 42,700 euros raised in Luxembourg will be topped up with funds raised by German charity “Caritasverband Schaumberg-Blies” to cover the entire bill.

John is expected to leave the hospital from the end of November. He hopes to return home however, the hospital says that the follow-up treatment can be done in Germany since such services are not available in Georgia.

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