A young father-of-two from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has appealed for help to raise Rs 22 lakh to save the life of his son who suffers from leukemia.

Mohammad Ashiq’s appeal comes just three months ahead of his son Syed Abuzar’s fifth birthday.

Ashiq, a resident of remote Surasyar village, says he has sold whatever hecould lay his hands on to fund the treatment of his son since 2014 when he
was diagnosed with “isolated CNS relapsed pre B ALL” – a type of cancer.

After initial treatment at SKIMS Soura, Ashiq travelled to Delhi and Mumbai
to find the best treatment available for his ailing son.

Doctors, he says, have advised stem cell transplant with a note that it
“needs to be done as soon as possible”.

“He needs to be started on re-induction chemotherapy and provided that he has a good response with CNS being negative and marrow also negative byMRD, will need a stem cell transplant to consolidate his therapy and this
needs to be done as soon as possible,” reads a note by Dr Santanu Sen at Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani hospital and medical Research Institute.

“The total cost of BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) will be in the range of18-20 lakhs, approximately. The cost of Re-induction therapy will be approximately 1.5 to 2 lakhs,” it adds.

Abuzar is currently battling through a course of chemotherapy at SKIMS Soura.

If you want to help fund his treatment, please call on this number +91 70062 99877 or alternately transfer money into the bank account given below.

Account No: 0008040100030300

Syed Ashique Elahi

Jammu and Kashmir Bank

Branch: Chadoora