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These Parents Have Less Than 10 Days To Save Their Daughter, Mithra
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    KS Mithraa

    from Chennagiri, Tamil Nadu

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Satheesh Kumar and Priyadarshini frantically make endless calls, begging and pleading the person on the other end to do something and help them save their daughter.

Their 1-year-old daughter, Mithra, has been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2- a rare disease that affects almost 1 in 10,000 babies worldwide. This disease progresses rapidly and in most cases kills the child before they turn 2 years old. Mithra is turning 2 on the 6th of July, giving these parents a deadline of less than a week now.

She needs an expensive imported drug - Zolgensma

"Everything seemed fine up until last month, when we noticed that her legs wobbled when she walked, she couldn't sit up or stand for long... and within a few days, it just got worse. She couldn't do anything without proper support. By the time we found out about the disease we were just left with 30 days to save our child. She is all we have and knowing that we could lose her just kills us. Now we only have 1 week!" - Priyadarshini, mother

Unfortunately, there is no treatment for SMA in India. Mithra needs Zolgensma, a one-time gene replacement therapy, and it needs to be imported. Called the world's costliest drug, it costs 16 crore rupees and is more expensive than any family can afford alone.

They cannot save Mithra without your help

"I am a middle-class man, though I earn enough to provide my family with a comfortable life, it is impossible for me to gather 16 cr rupees. It's just way beyond my means to afford this huge amount." - Satheesh, father

Mithra is their first and only child. These parents are doing everything in their power to make sure that their daughter gets the treatment that she needs. They have managed to raise INR 7 crores through various sources and they urgently require another INR 9 crores, which is not possible without the unanimous generosity of donors across the globe.

The only way they can put together such a huge amount is with your help. People from all over the world are praying and supporting this little girl and you can help her too. Please donate whatever you can! 

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