Jammu and Kashmir: People crowdfund Rs.80 lakhs in less than 24 hours to help cancer patient
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir showed its humanitarian side as people crowdfunded more than 80 lakh rupees in less than 24 hours for the treatment of a 24-year-old who is battling Leukemia.
A family from the Lassipora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir appealed for help on social media on Thursday for the treatment of their daughter. Soon the post went viral and a crowdfunding campaign was started online, reports Kashmir Life.
Uzair Ahmad, the brother of a Leukemia patient said that his sister was diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2022 following which she was shifted outside the Valley for advanced 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 a 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 told Kashmir Life.
He added the family has already spent their entire savings on her treatment and is not in a position to continue her treatment so crowdfunding was the only option available to 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 80 lakhs,” Uzair added.