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To save child, kindness in God''s Own Country touches zenith

To save child, kindness in God''s Own Country touches zenith
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Kannur, July 5 (PTI): In a display of human kindness

for a cause of serious concern, Rs 18 crore was raised in

Kerala through crowdfunding in seven days for an 18-month-old

child suffering from a rare genetic disorder called spinal

muscular atrophy.

Mohammed, son of P K Rafeeq and Mariyumma, requires a

dose of Zolgensma, which is considered as one of the most

expensive drug in the world.

The treatment committee on Monday informed the public

that over Rs 18 crore reached the bank accounts opened for

the donations and asked the people not to deposit any more.

"We have received more than Rs 18 crore in the bank

account. The people came together and raised this amount for

our little boy," Mattul panchayat president Farisha told

reporters.

The treatment committee, headed by MLA M Vijin, had a

week ago appealed to the public to crowdfund for the

treatment of Mohammed.

The campaign was taken over by social media resulting in

raising the amount within seven days from across the world.

Incidentally, 15-year-old Afra, the elder sister of

Mohammed, was also affected with the same disease and is

wheelchair.

The medicine will have to be procured from abroad

and the treatment committee has petitioned the state

government to initiate the process for procurement.

Medical experts suggest that the child will have

to be administered the dose of the medicine before he reaches

the age of two.

PTI RRT

NVG NVG


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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