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PULWAMA — In less than 24 hours, over Rs 80 lakh was crowdfunded for a leukemia patient from Pulwama.

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 the treatment of their daughter in less than 24 hours.

Uzair Ahmad, brother of the leukemia patient (a 24-year-old girl) told the news agency KNO that his sister was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2022 following which she was shifted outside the Valley for treatment.

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“Her nine-month treatment incurred a cost of about one crore. Our family along with relatives, neighbours 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 said.

He added the family has already spent their entire savings on her treatment and were not in a position to continue her treatment so crowdfunding was the only option available to them.

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“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.

He, along with his family, thanked people for their donation and requested the public to stop donating more as they have already got the amount required for her treatment as of now.

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