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#giftoflife | Since 2011 a UK sister charity to Podari Zhizn

Gift of Life Even at their birthday, Podari Zhizn employees have to keep up the goo

London, United Kingdom

  • 17.08.2018 11:27
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Even at their birthday, Podari Zhizn employees have to keep up the good work :) We are getting ready for the New Season. What to expect from #giftoflife? Charity concert in October, Celebration of @podarizhizn Birthday – Mad tea party, Russian Old New Year Gala 2019 and more. The annual planning session of three funds – @podarizhizn, Gift of Life, @podari.life – was held fruitful. Thank you for being with us, we are progressing and saving lives with your support! @londonfoodtrip @arina_gaba

Gift of Life On our friend and supporter Stephen Fry`s birthday eve, we would like

The Savoy

  • 16.08.2018 21:40
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On our friend and supporter Stephen Fry`s birthday eve, we would like to recall his words: “Compassion knows no borders and it is wonderful to see how Gift of Life UK brings together so many people from very different backgrounds (within the British and Russian community) with such tremendous hard work and generosity to bring hope to children and their families facing the toughest time in their life.” Stephen is pictured with Rita Khairullina, our former patient, at the Old Russian NYE Gala 2015 @gift_of_life_charity

Gift of Life I think the reason I support Gift of Life is pretty much explained in

London, United Kingdom

  • 15.08.2018 11:10
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I think the reason I support Gift of Life is pretty much explained in its’ name – we are all given this amazing gift – to live, to create and to make this Planet a better place for ourselves and others. Everyone, who comes into the world, should get a chance to fulfil their mission and to enjoy their life along the way. It is utterly wrong if someone, especially at young age, is deprived of this chance due to illness. I’ve survived cancer myself and many of my clients have been through cancer – I can see what effect it can have on people. This effect is not necessarily negative, many useful lessons can be learnt from it... IF, and only if, a person can survive and live! That’s why charities like Gift of Life are so important and need our support. Ignaty Dyakov, life and health coach @life_sensei_uk

Gift of Life Make the most of your donation. Use Gift Aid for Gift of Life.Gift A

London, United Kingdom

  • 14.08.2018 09:44
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Make the most of your donation. Use Gift Aid for Gift of Life. Gift Aid means that for every pound you donate Gift of Life will receive an extra 25 percent from HM Revenue & Customs. For example, a donation of £10 can be turned into £12.50 and it won`t cost you another penny. Please send this form to us and we`ll do the rest (link in bio).

Gift of Life Myth 3. Superfoods prevent cancerBroccoli, garlic, green tea, avocado

  • 13.08.2018 19:11
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Myth 3. Superfoods prevent cancer Broccoli, garlic, green tea, avocado, dried apricots… the list goes on. Despite thousands of websites claiming otherwise, there’s no such thing as a ‘superfood’. It’s pure marketing and has no scientific evidence. That’s not to say you shouldn’t think about what you eat. The odd blueberry or #greentea can certainly be a part of a #balanceddiet diet. Eating various fruits and veg is great, and variety is key here. Our bodies are complex and cancer is too. So it’s gross oversimplification to say that any one food on its own can have a major influence over your chance of developing cancer. As The Independent claims accumulation of evidence over several decades points at a simple fact that the best way to reduce your risk of cancer is by adopting long-term healthy behaviour such as not smoking, being active, keeping a healthy body weight and cutting back on alcohol.

Gift of Life “For me volunteering is an attempt to answer the question “What to

London, United Kingdom

  • 09.08.2018 10:07
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“For me volunteering is an attempt to answer the question “What to do with all this love?”. First of all, it is pure joy! It is a chance to share my time, strength, warmth, and care. The ability to change someone’s life for the better. This is what I do for others and for myself as well. It is a chance to show the best of myself and see it in others too.” Nadia Raud, Gift of Life volunteer

Gift of Life HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYANA! Let’s send our warmest regards to Maryana N

London, United Kingdom

  • 08.08.2018 12:43
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYANA! Let’s send our warmest regards to Maryana Nesis, who celebrates her birthday today. We are so lucky to have Maryana on the team of supporters. For ages, she has been helping Gift of Life to support severely ill children in the darkest moment of their life 💚 Thank you so much, Maryana! Best wishes of love, happiness, and joy from all of us at Gift of Life. С ДНЕМ РОЖДЕНИЯ!

Gift of Life Remembering the IX World Children’s Winners Games in Moscow. This ye

Цска Игровой

  • 07.08.2018 10:50
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Remembering the IX World Children’s Winners Games in Moscow. This year 550 children from 14 countries and 31 regions of Russia who recovered from cancer took part in the Games. It was a pure joy to see those kids full of life and driven to embrace the challenge. Gift of Life so proud of them - our champions and the winners in the battle for life 💚 @winners.games

Gift of Life What a great start of the week 🌟Our appeal to save Sergei Gerasimo

London, United Kingdom

  • 06.08.2018 10:32
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What a great start of the week 🌟 Our appeal to save Sergei Gerasimov, a 16 y.o. footballer from Samara, raised over £14,000. The money will be spent on a bone marrow transplant to treat the boy for one of the most malignant kinds of blood cancer, acute myeloblastic leukaemia. Donor’s cells from unrelated donor will be transferred from a clinic in Germany, while the surgery will be performed at the Dmitry Rogachev Centre in Moscow. We send special thanks to our volunteer fundraisers for their massive support: Sergey Ionov (2018 Badwater 135 ultramarathon race), Konstantin Sidorov and Igor Tsukanov (Lenin Peak challenge), Pavel Morozov (The Channel swim) and Alexey Makarov (The Brave Shave). We’ve made it together, and Gift of Life is beyond grateful to all donors, supporters and fundraisers. Spasibo!

Gift of Life Myth 2: Cancer is cured not by medicines, but by special meansAmong

London, United Kingdom

  • 02.08.2018 11:42
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Myth 2: Cancer is cured not by medicines, but by special means Among the special means are so called magical infusions or healing herbs, secret developments of military laboratories, special rituals... Why is this myth dangerous? The psychologist Alexander Kudryavitsky explains. Because of fear and uncertainty of where cancer comes from it is overgrown with a lot of myths. People, especially parents, are prepared to do everything to influence the situation. Then scammers appear trying to earn money on this. How to act? I like some Israel clinics` approach. Alternative medicine coexists with the mainstream one. It is not covered by insurance, but if the patient wants aromatherapy – if it helps them tune into the positive – first they go through chemistry and then aromatherapy. The most important thing is not to give up the treatment prescribed by a doctor. All related methods – if they give confidence and a positive attitude – can only be additions. By the way, the people who are really helpful in maintaining positive attitude are volunteers. What they do in hospitals is fantastic – arranging games, congratulations, teaching kids... Children smile and forget about the disease. Unfortunately, of course, not all of them. It is very important not to demand a positive attitude from everybody. Why is it harmful? It's very difficult for all of us to see a sick child, we cannot comprehend in our minds how it's possible... And we really want them to do something to make it easier for us. And then a terrible phrase arises: "John, you must have a good attitude. Come on! You will recover because of this." And one of the most terrible options, when a huge sense of guilt carries a child: "I did something wrong and fell ill." And that's why when someone says "John, get yourself together", and John does not have optimistic blood tests, this gives him a very strong psychological blow. Share this information. It is very important for people to hear about modern medicine, clinics and methods of treatment as often as possible and this information should be of as good quality and as understandable as possible.

Gift of Life Dear friends,don`t forget that supporting a registered charity makes

London, United Kingdom

  • 01.08.2018 14:13
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Dear friends, don`t forget that supporting a registered charity makes you eligible for tax deduction. Donate and save on taxes. Thank you!

Gift of Life HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARINA! Gift of Life Trustee and Podari Zhizn Fundra

London, United Kingdom

  • 31.07.2018 11:26
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARINA!  Gift of Life Trustee and Podari Zhizn Fundraising Director Arina Gaba celebrates her birthday today. May this year be filled with many exciting projects in aid of the children in the charities’ care and give Arina inspiration and a sense of achievement. Knowing Arina, she puts making this world a better place first. And we wish her to start the day with something she enjoys like singing and salsa moves, then the rest will just flow. ¡Feliz cumpleaños! С ДНЕМ РОЖДЕНИЯ!

Gift of Life Gift of Life Patron Pavel Morozov is swimming the English Channel to r

London, United Kingdom

  • 27.07.2018 11:35
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Gift of Life Patron Pavel Morozov is swimming the English Channel to raise money for the children in Gift of Life’s care. His wife Julia is very proud and scared at the same time. She is going to sail in a boat and encourage Pavel. Watch the video, support this challenge and donate. The link in the bio.

Gift of Life Congratulations to Sergey Ionov on finishing the 135-mile Badwater Ult

Whitney Portal, California

  • 25.07.2018 21:53
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Congratulations to Sergey Ionov on finishing the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon @badwaterhq What an achievement! Sergey dedicated the challenge to Serezha Gerasimov from Samara, who’s got blood cancer ❤️ The challenge has already raised over £3000 for Serezha - the boy needs a bone marrow transplantation to overcome leukaemia. Let’s support this accomplishment and raise enough to save the boy with @podarizhizn and @gift_of_life_charity. Donate generously - active link’s in the profile ⬆️ Sergey crossed the finishing line as 13th out of 99 runners in his group with the total time of 32:24:52. Congratulats and massive thanks to Sergey and his wife, mum and coaches. Great job's done! ✅ #badwater135 #badwaterbasin

Gift of Life The breakthrough cell therapy has started to be used for cancer treatm

London, United Kingdom

  • 25.07.2018 11:05
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The breakthrough cell therapy has started to be used for cancer treatment in the Dmitry Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology. The first results indicate its effectiveness. Cells of the patient's own immune system – genetically altered lymphocytes – will now protect the body. It is such an ultra-precise anti-cancer weapon that affects not just a tumor, but its cells separately. "You will not see such positive results with any kind of treatment for blood cancer. In our clinic, 85% of patients who received therapy felt better, and many even recovered. This is what we called "living medicine" a few years ago, that's why it's a new medicine", says Michel Sadelain, immunologist, Director, Center for Cell Engineering (USA). We are proud to be part of this.

Gift of Life Parents of sick kids can feel helpless and isolated when they face the

London, United Kingdom

  • 24.07.2018 10:13
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Parents of sick kids can feel helpless and isolated when they face the illness of their child. I don't wanna see children and their families emotionally drained and lost at those moments when they are so vulnerable. While charities like Gift of Life exist there is always hope, care, and a helping hand to rely upon. Natalia Prujanskaia, Gift of Life assistant  @fleerprujanskaia

Gift of Life Parents of sick children may come across a judgment that the cancer is

London, United Kingdom

  • 20.07.2018 10:45
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Parents of sick children may come across a judgment that the cancer is given to the family as punishment. This causes pain, a sense of loneliness and rejection at the very moment when the family needs support the most. MYTH 1. Cancer is a punishment - Can a negative relationship in the family in the present or in the past somehow affect the onset of the cancer? - No, they can not. The etiology of cancer is very complex, it is not a psychosomatic disease. The causes of cancer are much more powerful. For example, mutations in some genes dramatically increase the risk of breast cancer. We all know the story of Angelina Jolie. That is, a person can live happily, be successful, be loved, but the genetic predisposition will "work" anyway. It is also known that the probability of cancer increases due to radiation. - Why is there an opinion about the psychological causes of cancer? - Everyone is afraid of cancer. Most believe that any cancer is an imminent death. We, ordinary people, do not know where it comes from and how to treat it, and this makes it really scary. People seek explanations, come up with them as a defenсe against their own fear. They seem to say to themselves: "This kid’s parents were quarreling, the child became ill." And they think at the same time: "We live in peace, we will not get sick". This is the so-called magic thinking, to which people resort when it is terrible and incomprehensible. - How do parents of children with cancer have to react to such statements and how to cope with an emerging sense of guilt? - The best way is to understand that such statements are dictated by fear and a sense of helplessness. At the first stage, people are shocked, refuse to believe, then there comes a sense of guilt, depression, but along with anger. And this anger against? anything, against? himself, for fate – it gives energy that allows you to act: to seek help, to use all possible resources. Everything is connected in man. If you begin to actively treat a child, regardless of any of your feelings and conditions, despite the feeling of despair and hopelessness, the forces will come and the guilt will recede. Anna Varga, psychologist

Gift of Life Thank you so much for raising over £6700 for Sergei Gerasimov, a 16 y

  • 16.07.2018 13:12
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Thank you so much for raising over £6700 for Sergei Gerasimov, a 16 y.o. footballer from Samara, Russia. This money will help to pay for Sergei’s bone marrow transplantation to cure his leukaemia. You’ve done it, yes! 👏🏻👏🏻 @gift_of_life_charity