Leukaemic Sana thank people for helping her

KL News network

Srinagar

The leukemia patient Sana Bhat, who is undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi hospital New Delhi, has requested people to stop sending further donations, as she has already got the required amount by Saturday.

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“I am thankful to all the people who donated for my sister. The treatment has already started and we are hopeful Sana will respond to it,” said her eldest sister Sadia Bhat.

The week long campaign was started by ‘conscious’ citizens on social networks, and within a week an amount of Rs 25 lakhs was deposited in her account. “This campaign was started by concerned Kashmiris, and it is because of their efforts that we could get such a huge response,” said a person, wishing anonymity, who  campaigned for Sana through his facebook account.

“The campaign was started by two or three people but then everybody came in and tagged their friends for help. This reflects Kashmiri resilient character,” he added while thanking people who helped raise the money.

Sana, 24, was first diagnosed leukemia in 2015. According to her family, they have already spent around Rs 16 lakh on her treatment in Fortis hospital, Delhi.

However, a year later she relapsed. This time she had a stem cell transplant, which cost her family Rs 30 lakh.

“We had to sell our ancestral land to meet the expenses,” said Sadia.

Sana’s father died in 1995, and since then the two sisters along with their brother and mother are living in Magarmal Bagh, Srinagar.

Despite the treatment Sana once again relapsed, but this time it was just after two months of transplant. Since July 2016, Sana along with her family is in Delhi for treatment.

“All of our financial resources have drained out. But due to some well wishers who shared Sana’s story on social networking sites, we are able to pay for her treatment. We are thankful to all of you,” said Sadia, while appealing donors to stop sending more money as the required amount is already raised.

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