Ivan Nikitin in Georg Richter's lap (in Georg's boat)
Ivan's father Andrii allowed me to publicly quote his email to MySQL employees:
Ivan's condition goes with most optimal scenario - doctors think he will not require transplantation because he provides positive answer to treatment from German doctors. Ivan's state is better with every day since August, but to be sure doctors suggest that we should visit Heidelberg clinic for 5-6 weeks (hopefully not more).
Ivan is allowed to do whatever he wants so he enjoys running, shouting, singing, playing, (even swimming), etc. This is very unusual and happy time for us after 9 months in Kiev clinic with heavy medicine where he was allowed to go outside and see parents just couple times per week.
So we are very happy family now! I am sure this is because so many people think and care about us! Thanks everybody for donations and support! Many thanks to Georg who is helping us all the time and especially for arrangement of our arrival to Heidelberg!
Andrii, Alice, Ivan, Artem
A cropped version of the above, with just Georg and Ivan
I don't yet have an update about the financials, i.e. how much money has been collected, and how much is needed by his treatment. I hope to fill you in on those things in my next Ivan blog entry.
But in the meantime, I'm very happy to share this good news!