Zakriya is suffering from Beta Thalassemia ( a genetic blood disorder). Because Beta Thalassaemia does not allow to produce new red blood cells instead it kills existing red blood cells. Beta-thalassemia is due to defective production of the β-globin chain of hemoglobin. If the hemoglobin falls short of red blood cells causes severe anemia and lead to life threatening complications. Through blood transfusion new red blood cell were introduced in to the blood stream so that the hemoglobin can carry required oxygen to other parts of the body. If excessive blood transfusion is done that will cause iron toxicity. Therefore it is advisable to do bone marrow transplantation at the young age to minimize risk for life also the new bone marrow can produce enough new red blood cells and normalize the life. Currently Zakriya is on regular blood transfusion in Pakistan.
Zakriya's parents are struggling to survive with loans and creditors knocking at the door step. They took the necessary loans to support the terminal kid. if we can give them some hope that he will live longer and healthier, it will be exhilirating.
I am Zakriya's cousin and am supporting him but would like to reach out to see if I can get help from others and make Zakriya's life more joyous and less painful in the years to come. Can we extend his life and give his mother hope?
Please help Mihir survive and thank you for reading this post.