With your support,
you enable Faber’s treatment in America.
Owners of QFB Unisex Hirdressers
in Gran Alacant have asked Gran Alacant´s Website
to help promote the FABER GOES TO USA Foundation.
They are busy setting up
collection points throughout Gran Alacant for Fabers parents
who are neighbours.
- Faber is a little boy
of 3 years age who has been diagnosed
with neuroblastoma tumor in his neck, kidney and his bone
- Faber has the worst prognosis -
between 20% and 50% chance of survival
- Friends and family have setup the
foundation `Faber goes USA´ to give Faber the opportunity
to travel to America for an immune treatment therapy,
which gives a 30% higher chance of survival and to minimize
the chance of recurrence
- With the current treatment the chance
of recurrence is very high
Parents of the little boy Joost and
Romy Wijdeveld explain more about the foundation...
Welcome to Foundation “Faber
Faber, a sweet and energetic boy of 3 years old, lives
with us and his younger brother Morris in Eindhoven, Holland.
On the 25th of March our nice life
changed dramatically because the doctors discovered a
neuroblastoma tumor in his neck, kidney and his bone marrow.
This means that Faber has a category #4 neuroblastoma.
Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at 1/100.000 children between
0 and 6 years old and thus effectively ~25 children per
year in Holland.
The prognosis of this sort of cancer
varies a lot. Category #1 and #2 will usually go away
by itself, category #3 is “well treatable”
and category 4 has the worst prognosis -> between 20%
and 50% chance of survival.
A neuroblastoma in category #4 is treatable, but it’s
a very heavy and intense treatment. Faber will undergo
five chemo-therapy’s, surgery, than one more very
high-dose chemo-therapy and then radiation. On that moment
(approx.. 7 months later) Faber should be “cancer-free”,
but the chance of recurrence is very high.
To minimize the chance of recurrence, Faber can go to
America for an immune treatment therapy, which gives a
30% higher chance of survival.
This therapy will take approximately
6 months, receiving 7 very painful treatments of 4 days
each. To understand the pain, you must know that they
accompany each treatment with morphine. After each treatment,
Faber’s condition is back to 0%, which means that
he has to recover and therefore no possibility of flying
back to Holland in between the treatments.
The health insurance in Holland will only reimburse a
part of the costs Faber to have this immune treatment.
There are a lot of other costs, which are not covered
like: accommodation, travel and of course all “fixed”
costs in Holland.
To ensure the possibility of this treatment for Faber,
friends and family have setup this foundation with the
name: Faber goes USA. This foundation has set itself the
goal to generate sufficient funds for covering the costs
which arise from the desperately needed treatment of Faber
Wijdeveld for his anti-body treatment in Philadelphia,
We have estimated that
we will need somewhere between €30,000 and €50,000
depending on the compensation of the (health) insurance.
These funds will be
raised by organizing various activities, recruiting sponsors
and money which is received from donors.
If the situation arises that the journey cannot be continued
or in the lucky circumstances that there are funds left
over, than that money will be donated to another foundation
such as: Villa Joep, KIKA (foundation for children cancer
free) or another child cancer related goal.
We can use your support and we are very thankful on beforehand
for helping in any way!
Joost, Romy, Faber and Morris Wijdeveld
you help Faber?
1. DONATE VIA BANK?
You can donate your money
in 3 different ways:
- By regular bank transfer
- iDeal transfer
- Credit card
2. ORGANISE AN EVENT
Do you want to setup an event
for the support of the foundation Faber Goes USA? Then we
are pleased to hear that.
You can send an e-mail to
- what kind of event
- the date of the event
- contact person (along with
- which media do you want
to inform about this event
Events which are supported
by the foundation will be announced on the website of Faber
3. SEND AN SMS
You can SMS FABER to 4411
with which you will donate immediately. You will receive
one (1) SMS, which will cost you EUR 1,50 per received message.
Thank you for your support! With this support, you enable
Faber’s treatment in America.
For more information about
Faber and “Faber’s route”.