Itai and Sarit Reinich
Photo: Yuval Chen, Yeditoh Ahronoth
Baby Itai in 'battle of his life' against rare cancer
Itai Reinich, aged just over a year, will undergo experimental treatment in US on weekend; parents ask public's help to cover expensive costs

Save the baby – Itai Reinich, aged one year and two months, is suffering from a rare form of cancer which attacked his kidneys.


Though surgeons already removed one of his kidneys, the cancer spread to the lungs, and infant Itai had to undergo chemotherapy, which also failed.


Itai's last hope was an experimental treatment that he underwent in Boston, United States over the weekend, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.


"חייבים להיות אופטימיים". איתי ואמו שרית (צילום: יובל חן "ידיעות אחרונות")

Itai and his mother Sarit (Photo: Yuval Chen, Yedioth Ahronoth)


"This is our last line of defense in the battle on Itai's life, and we must remain optimistic," said his parents Yonatan and Sarit from their son's bedside in the oncology wing of Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva.


The treatments' costs reach $500,000, and the family would greatly appreciate any donations.


Tax deductible donations (according to clause 46) can be made for a foundation set up by the Friends for Health, to the name of Friends for Health for Itai Reinich, in Hapoalim Bank, branch 681 Dizengof, account number 605421.


Donations can be made by:


1. Sending a check made for Friends for Itai Reinich, to the Friends of Medicine offices' address: PO box 6782, Ramat Gan 52167.


2. Direct transfer/deposit to the account number (please fax a copy of the transfer/deposit confirmation to fax number 03-5792223 to receive a receipt.)


3. Credit card on the phone: 03-5777666, available 24 hours a day.


4. Directly on the Friends for Health website - on the Save Itai Reinch Foundation page.


For donations without a receipt:


Transfer to account number: 3115669

Bank Leumi, branch 835, Hadekel 52, Tel Mond.

Account's name: Donating life for Itai



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