India cricketer KL Rahul has donated a huge amount for a young boy’s marrow surgery. Since last September, the boy has been under the care of hematologists in the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. The 11-year-old is diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder. The name of the 11-year-old is Varad, who studies in the fifth standard. Rahul donated an amount of 31 lakhs INR.
The parents of the boy had faced a difficult situation while treating the child. The blood platelets levels were decreasing and the only option the parents had was to go for bone marrow transplant. His father, Sachin Nalawade, had to liquidate his provident funds to pay the ever-increasing bills. Nalawade works as an insurance agent and his wife Swapna Jha is a homemaker.
The couple started an online fundraising campaign on GiveIndia to raise a total of 35 lakhs for the treatment. As soon as Rahul’s team got to know about the boy’s situation, they got in tough with the family in need. Meanwhile, the Karnataka player revealed that his team got in touch with GiveIndia and the surgery was done successfully. He hoped that the budding cricketer gets back on his feet at the earliest.
“When I came to know about Varadx’s condition, my team got in touch with GiveIndia so that we can help him in any way we could. I am glad that the surgery was successful, and he is doing well. I hope Varad gets back on his feet at the earliest and goes on to achieve his dream”, Rahul was quoted as saying.
Varad’s mother Swapna thanked Rahul for donating a significant amount for Varad’s surgery. “Without Rahul’s help, it would have been impossible to rescue my kid and provide him bone marrow transplant in such a short period,” she said.