Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I need your help

This post is about appealing to your human side. It is about asking you to help out a complete stranger, someone you have never met before and probably will never meet. It is about asking you to use the blessing that is the internet and help out someone who may be thousands of miles away. It is about stepping up, about contributing, about saving a life.

I have copied the following from the website: Matching Mona The Fundraiser.

"Hello friends, friends of friends and strangers. My name is Ruwayna and I am launching this campaign to help raise funds for a life-saving bone marrow transplant for my friend Mona Abulhassan. 

As many of you already know almost 3 years ago in her mid-20s Mona was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia type T. Since then, she has been defeating, struggling and overcome by this disease and is now urgently in need of a bone-marrow transplant. She has received most of her treatment in Cairo, Egypt but is now receiving treatment in London, England because the necessary drugs are not available in Cairo. Soon, we hope, she will be receiving a transplant. She has no matches in her family, and so the type of procedure she has to undergo can only be performed abroad (Egypt does not do the transplant for unrelated donors). There is no insurance to cover these costs so her family has been funding this through personal savings and grants.

Medical costs are constantly building up and after almost 3 years of treatment, you can imagine what kinds of hurdles those costs have become. I think that as a global community: Egypt, the Gulf, North America, Asia, perhaps even some of you down-under; we can help Mona and her family keep up with the finances necessary for her treatment, and make this journey a little less over-whelming."

 Please take a minute or two to click on it and read through it. Please visit their facebook page to get  a better idea of what the situation really is. Whatever you choose to contribute will help. If you can not give money, then please, help out by spreading the word. Tweet, facebook, google+, blog... anything, just share. If you prefer to send out e-mails and spread the word via word of mouth, then that is great too. Whatever you want to do, do it, but please, do not ignore it. Do not act as if you did not read it. Do not close the webpage and never think of this again. Cancer can hit each and everyone of us. We, as humans, should help each other fight this fight. We need to stand together.

Please. Mona needs our help.

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