This is the story of little brave Leodin who is being treated with medication provided by Care for Kosovo Kids. Leodin was born on 20 September 2008, as the first child of the family and has a little brother.
His family didn’t have very good living conditions but at least he was born healthy. When Leodin was only one and a half, his first symptoms of leukemia appeared. Leodin started to suffer from weakness and fatigue, headaches, and as he says, ‘everything used to hurt’. After some tests had been carried out in his home town of Lipjan, he was sent directly to the Hematology-Oncology department of the University Clinical Center of Kosovo where he was diagnosed with ‘acute lymphoblastic leukemia’ and had to stay in the hospital for seven weeks. He did not enjoy this at all. During that time, he started the first stages of chemotherapy and the scariest thing for him was losing his hair, and from that time he always wore a hat.
For Leodin’s parents, the illness of their first born was not the only hardship they had to suffer. Neither of them had a job and they were dependent on money from Leodin’s grandfather to live on. Most of the time, they couldn’t even pay the bus fares to the hospital. Their sick child had only the food that the hospital gave him and the medication provided by Care for Kosovo Kids.
Since October 2013, he has been in and out of hospital.
He is a very smart little boy with a lot of dreams, and he is feeling much better lately. His face doesn’t look so pale anymore, his hair is growing back and he no longer wants to wear a cap.
It looks like this strong kid is beating the disease and CfKK promised to be with him all the way.