Eliza wants to live (Poland)

My name is Eliza and I am 26 years old. Together with my husband Marcin and our daughter Zosia we live in Pionki – a town in central Poland. This is my story.

On a beautiful day in May 2018 I got married to my husband. Unfortunately, less than a month later, I received the diagnosis – Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It was a huge shock to me. Since than my life has changed a lot. I have to visit hospital regularly for check-ups and I learned that I need a blood stem cell transplant from an unrelated person.

My family is my great support and gives me strength to keep on fighting. Between visits to the hospital I fulfil myself as the mother of beautiful Zosia, my life revolves around her! I spend my free time going to the swimming pool and riding my bike. My passion is baking cakes. My biggest dream is to live in a house with a garden, show my daughter places that I have not yet visited myself and pass on the knowledge that I have. However, at the moment, the priorities have changed. Now I know that the most important thing is health of myself and my family.

The diagnosis took me out of my daily routine, suddenly the hospital became my second home. I want to live for my husband and my daughter. I want to see her grow up, go to school, help her with her lessons… such simple activities, but so important to me now. Therefore, I am appealing to you all, if you are able to, please help me overcome this disease. Register as a potential blood stem cell donor and give me and other patients the hope of a second chance at life!