In less than 24 hours over Rs 80 lakh were crowdfunded for a Leukemia patient from Pulwama in south Kashmir.
A family from Lassipora area of Pulwama had appealed for help on social media on Thursday and they managed to get over Rs 80 lakh required for treatment of their daughter in less than 24 hours.
Uzair Ahmad, brother of Leukemia patient (a 24-year-old woman) said that his sister was diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2022 following which she was shifted outside the Valley for treatment.
“Her nine month treatment incurred about one crore. Our family along with relatives, neighbors and friends managed it. As advised by doctors, she was taken for follow-up check up again where she underwent a few tests and doctors said that she needs treatment for another six months. Her treatment will cost around 80 lakhs,” he said.
He added the family has already spent their entire savings for her treatment and were not in position to continue her treatment so crowdfunding was the only option available with them.
“On Thursday we contacted some media persons to share our account details on social media so that we can continue her treatment. Today we got over Rs 80 lakhs,” Uzair added.
He along with family thanked people for their donation.
They requested the public to stop donating more as they have already got the amount required for her treatment as of now, he said. (KNO)