Give Hope. Support Adrijana and Mende Risteski!
On April 8, 2006 the United Macedonian Diaspora in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia organized a charity evening to benefit Adrijana and Mende Risteski from Prilep, Macedonia. The children, who are the first case with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) disease in Macedonia, attended by their loving parents visited the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, U.S.A. for medical research and consultations.
While in the U.S., the Risteski family was cared for by numerous volunteers from the Macedonian community in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro area. The United Macedonian Diaspora would like to thank all who gave their financial and emotional support to the Risteski family.
Furthermore, we kindly ask everyone - individuals, families and businesses- to please assist the Risteski family in this time of need. The children need to return to the U.S. in September for a nine-months treatment. Until then, they plan to undergo few surgeries in Macedonia and receive the prescribed medications. Because of the nature of this rare, recessive genetic disorder, the medications and treatments of A-T are very expensive.
If you would like to help Andrijana and Mende and give hope to the children, you may do so in one of the two ways below:
Please make check payable to Zoran Risteski, and send in c/o United Macedonian Diaspora to P.O. Box 19028, Washington, D.C. 20036
or transfer funds to Zoran Risteski, Bank account #1672008590, Bank routing #255071981
Your donations are greatly appreciated!
Ataxia-Telangiectasia Kids. Hope. Cure.
The disease is characterized by neurological problems, particularly abnormalities of balance, recurrent serious sinus and respiratory infections, and dilated blood vessels in the eyes and on the surface of the skin. Patients usually have immune system abnormalities and are very sensitive to the effects of radiation treatments.
SHEMA ke go prenesam ova na Makedonskata radio programa vo Brisbane a isto sega za Veligden ke imat golem narod vo crkva pa se nadevam dosta lujge ke se javat za da dat donacia