Loris Medical Fund

Dear Members and Supporters,

AAWO has started and is supporting a fundraiser for 20 months old, Loris to help with medical costs related to life-saving treatment only available at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.

You can donate online by clicking the button below:

or you can send checks payable to AAWO ‘Motrat Qiriazi’, (Please write on the check, “For Loris”)


AAWO ‘Motrat Qiriazi’, P.O. Box 1881, New York, NY 10021

All donations are tax deductible.

More on Loris’s story:

Loris Mako was born in 2015 and lives in Rome, Italy with his Albanian parents. He has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, which is a rare childhood cancer of “The Sympathetic Nervous System”- the network of nerves that carries messages from your brain to the rest of the body. Neuroblastoma can be treated and cured, depending on many factors, including the patient’s age, the cancer’s progression, and the treatment method used.
Loris is being treated in Italy. He underwent abdominal surgery on April 3, 2017, to remove his Primitive Adrenal Gland Neuroblastoma Mass at Policlinico Umberto I in Rome.
Loris is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Instituto Gaslini in Genova, but  Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Therapy  is his only hope for a cure. This innovative therapy, otherwise known as hu3F8+GM-CSF is exclusively used at Memorial Sloan Kettering MSKCC Hospital – New York. (Doctor Modak is currently consulting on Loris’s case remotely.)
Please take part in giving Loris the gift of life, together we can make a difference! No amount is too small, and every single penny will go to pay for his medical treatments.

Best Regards,