Big fundraiser: So that Dalia (11) doesn't have to fight cancer alone
Created: 07/08/2022, 10:05 am
By: Stefanie Zipfer
Brave patient: Eleven-year-old Dalia is fighting her serious illness in the Schwabing hospital.
For this she needs the support of her family.
The life of the Omanovic family from Rumeltshausen has been turned upside down for a few weeks.
Eleven-year-old daughter Dalia is seriously ill with cancer.
– Dalia Omanovic is a sporty girl.
She practices rhythmic gymnastics with passion, takes part in competitions and, according to her mother Lejla, has already won medals.
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In addition, Dalia is diligent at school: The girl, who came to Bavaria with her family from Bosnia not even two years ago, has already learned German so well that, after fourth grade at the Schwabhauser elementary school, she is now recommended for was transferred to the Gymnasium Markt Indersdorf.
But Dalia will miss the start of school in September.
After weeks of severe abdominal pain and a detailed pediatric examination in two Munich hospitals, the family received the devastating diagnosis in July: Dalia has cancer, a so-called B-cell lymphoma in her chest was 13 centimeters in size.
Since then, the girl has been treated in the Schwabing Children's Hospital.
She has already completed her first cycle of chemotherapy, with five more to follow in the coming months.
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The diagnosis was a shock for Dalia, her parents Lejla and Edin Omanovic and her seven-year-old brother Dani.
The little brother misses his sister, reports the mother.
And: "He doesn't understand what's going on.
He only sees our fear.”
In fact, Dalia was not doing well.
“She was in great pain,” says the mother.
Although the clinic has a wonderful offer that tries to distract the little patients from their suffering with painting or play programs, their eleven-year-old often lacked the strength for it.
"She was very sad," says Lejla Omanovic, fighting back tears.
However, her daughter's illness does not only have a psychological impact on the family.
Since 37-year-old Lejla and 43-year-old Edin spend as much time as possible at Dalia's and are also supposed to take care of little Dani, they hardly have any time to work.
Lejla has therefore already given up her 450-euro mini-job.
And Edin, who works as a roofing helper on an hourly basis at DTS Dachtechnik Systeme GmbH & Co. KG in Bergkirchen, has to stop working at the moment.
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Large fundraising campaign for the Dachau family is started
However, Edin Omanovic is lucky: he has an employer and colleagues who do not want to let him down in these difficult times.
DTS managing director Hans-Joachim Keller, who thinks highly of the hard-working 43-year-old, has already started a fundraising campaign among business partners, friends and acquaintances.
He also set up a piggy bank in the company, into which colleagues can donate money for Edin Omanovic as well as overtime.
Edin Omanovic has been his employee for two years, says Keller, during which time he was not guilty of anything personally or professionally.
It goes without saying that the company would support him during this difficult time and "at least alleviate the family's financial problems a little".
After all, according to mother Lejla Omanovic, the doctors would give her daughter an 85 percent chance of recovery after chemotherapy.
Even now, after the first cycle of chemotherapy, the tumor has become smaller.
In addition, Dalia has learned to deal with the situation, wants to know more about her illness and is already looking optimistically to the future.
A few days ago she said to her mother with determination: "I want to get well again, Mom!"
After a cancer diagnosis: support from the chain of helping hands
The "Chain of Helping Hands", the donation campaign of the Dachauer Nachrichten, wants to help Dalia and her family in the coming weeks.
So if you want to donate to give the parents as much time as possible at their child's bedside, you are welcome to pay an amount into the "Kette" donation accounts (see below) with the keyword "Dalia".
He also wants to give 100 percent of the money that Hans-Joachim Keller, Edin Omanovic's employer, collects to the "Chain of Helping Hands" and their fundraising campaign in favor of Dalia.
For "medical and psychological reasons" it is "imperative for the well-being of the child" that the parents can wake up at their daughter's bedside as often as possible.
The father of three says to everyone who supports them: "God blesses you!"
Little Dalia is already grateful for all the encouragement and support she has received over the past few weeks.
That's why she promises: "I definitely want to use the money from the 'Chain of Helping Hands' to cheer up other sick children in the clinic in some way!"
"Chain of Helping Hands" of the Dachauer Nachrichten
100 percent of the money goes to children, families and senior citizens from the city and district of Dachau
If you enter "Dalia" as reference, your money will go to the Omanovic family
The donation accounts: Sparkasse Dachau: DE29 7005 1540 0380 9731 15 or VR-Bank Dachau: DE68 7009 1500 0000 0199 50.
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