Our patient Solyzhan and his granddaughter Aina. Solyzhan as well was one of the participants of “Climb for Cancer” expedition.

Solyzhan was diagnosed with kidney cancer by the end of 2015. In his family two people became ill simultaneously: Solyzhan himself and his cousin. Both cases were severe. Solyzhan’s sister was treated with chemotherapy and unfortunately lost the battle. Solyzhan had several metastases in his kidneys and had one kidney removed, yet he purposefully chose virotherapy. In less than a year Solyzhan had experienced great changes: cancer was overcome and all metastases had disappeared; he could live a completely normal life. As he himself says: he feels great at the moment!

Solyzhan is an enthusiast of virotherapy because his life was saved by oncolytic virus created by the Latvian scientist Aina Muceniece. In her honour, his granddaughter was named Aina. According to Chechen national traditions, grandchildren are named by grandparents.