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Shayan Shazad's Fundraiser:

Child Cancer Fund Raising

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BENEFITING: GYN CANCERS ALLIANCE

Shayan Shazad

THE STORY:

The Maharagama Cancer Institute is a non government-operated hospital in Maharagama, Sri Lanka, which cares for patients afflicted with cancer. While patients avail of this facility for treatment, their families, who suffer along with them, are also at hand, often without proper food, lodging and other basic needs. Assistance we provide will not be directed to the government owned facility or to the government of Sri Lanka. We will directly assist the patients and their families and, in doing so, will enlist the support of the volunteer run Sri Lanka Cancer Society, Candle Aid Lanka, and other volunteers based in Sri Lanka. The children, afflicted with cancer and treated at the Maharagama Cancer Institute, are cared for in their own homes throughout the island. We provide a monthly allowance for their care and support. We have provided a monthly allowance to over 300 patients, and currently assist 98 children and 2 adults being cared for in their village homes, throughout the island. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this illness, many of the patients have passed away. We are seeking other such patients in need to assist. The good news is that many of these patients' conditions are improving, no longer needing our assistance, allowing us to move on to yet another child. We Have to Spend more than $1000 per month for their foods and medicines. So we asking help from the kind peoples!

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