Generous Indians Crowdfunded Rs 13 Lakhs For This Pakistani Girl’s Treatment

The Logical Indian

October 14th, 2015

Source & Image: India Times

A Pakistani girl accompanied by her mother was getting ready to leave Mumbai after her 49 days’ stay with warm memories and wishes from Indians.

It was the Indians who contributed almost Rs 13 lakh to finance 15-year-old Karachi resident Saba Tariq Ahmad’s treatment for Wilson’s disease. It is a disorder that results in poisonous accumulation of copper in the body.

Saba was treated at Jaslok hospital. Saba and her mother Nazia boarded an afternoon flight for Karachi and were extremely happy about the treatment she received at the hospital.

The story of humanity does not end here as Indians acted not once but twice between April and October to help Saba financially. The first time Bluebells community, NGO raised Rs 7 lakh to help the teenager.

As per the report of India Times, Saba didn’t respond to the regular prescribed medicines for Wilson’s disease. Dr Aabha Nagral treated the young girl. Dr Nagral said that Saba needed a change of medication along with physiotherapy to regain her movement.

Nazia, mother of Saba approached Bluebells Community when Saba’s condition worsened on reaching Karachi. Thus the online crowd funding effort to collect Rs 10 lakh for a three-month treatment started on Independence Day.

The alternative medication is not available freely in India or Pakistan. “ We spread Saba’s story so far and wide that we got an American NGO, Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation, contributing Rs 4 lakh and a London-based NGO promising free supply of medicines,” said Walia of Bluebells Community.

When Saba was received at the Mumbai airport by the Bluebells volunteers she was in such a dilapidated condition that she couldn’t speak and had tremors and abnormal involuntary movements due to the severity of the disease.

She was wheel-chair bound. Trientine was the drug she was given as the alternative drug which helped in expunging copper accumulation from the body. Procuring the drug was not easy as it is not manufactured in India and 100 capsules cost Rs 84,000.

Nazia was warned that the situation would not be comfortable in India but she went with a smile and lots of regards in her heart for India and Indians. Love always overcomes hatred and smile takes over even a person with a scorn. This is a lesson out there for everyone that winning a heart is everything.

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