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29/04: Help Aariz

Normally I don't post this kind of stuff on my blog, but seeing someone suffer and deliberately ignoring them is a sin, according to my own values, belief and judgement.

And so, I put forth this request to all those capable of helping this child in need.

Aariz Atif is a one year old baby boy, currently fighting for his life in Pittsburgh, PA. Aariz needs a liver transplant to combat a rare form of liver cancer called Hepatoblastoma.

Aariz Picture

The Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh is hopeful and ready to get Aariz the liver he needs within a relatively short period of time, pending some presurgical screening and clearance.

The stumbling block? Money! As an international patient with no insurance and a family with normal means, Aariz cannot pay $300,000-$335,000 in cash to get a shot at what we all take for granted, i.e. life. The policy of the Children's Hospital requires a deposit of $300,000+ before Aariz can qualify to receive treatment.

Aariz poster

"..and whoever saves the life of one person, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind" (Qur'an 5:32)

The family has thus far raised approximately $80,000, enabling them to at least get Aariz through the tests and interim treatment. However, his only real chance at survival is a liver transplant and for that, the family critically between $300,000-$335,000, as soon as possible, to make a deposit into the Children's Hospital account set up for Aariz.

You can read more about this on The Saturday Post or at the website set up for Aariz; Help Aariz. If you want to donate, here's where you can find the information.




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