Ira Antipchenko

15 years old, the Volgograd Region
Diagnosis: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Tocilizumab was purchased for the Department of Clinical Immunology of the RCCH, where Ira was getting treatment.

Story

Ira is ill with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a disease affecting one’s joints, what makes a person indisposed to move normally. In order to prevent this consequence of the disease it is necessary to take medications, not allowing the ailment to develop, on a regular basis.

Physicians prescribed Tocilizumab for Ira, but a cost of a 3-month treatment course is approximately 200,000 rubles.

Ira doesn’t have parents, she has being raised by her grandmother. The entire family income consists of only grandmother’s pension and Ira’s disability pension.