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£4,925raised of £25,000 target by 78 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 to help Shani win the battle against brain tumour!

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This is a heartfelt URGENT appeal to the generosity and kindness from friends who are desperate to see our Shani pull through this very painful and difficult time in her young age.

Shani is a 33-year-old devoted mother to Seth (10), Onel (8) and Rashmera (6) living in Sri Lanka. She has recently been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour, referred as High Grade Astrocytoma (WHO Grade III/High Grade Glioma). Course of action recommended is brain surgery to reduce the mass, followed firstly by radiation, and thereafter by oral chemo.
Immediate surgery for her condition is available only at Asiri Central Hospital, a private enterprise in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is scheduled approximately on 09/12/16. Medical procedures such as brain surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and after care in the private sector comes at a high price. As advised by the hospital , cost estimate (in GBP equivalent) excluding hospitalization is as follows:
Surgery and immediate pre-& post care- £ 16,000 to 21,000
Radiation (Tomo therapy) - £ 7,000
Chemotherapy £ 2,750
Second line Chemo (Avastin & Irinotecan.) £ 30,000
Since the shocking diagnosis of Shani’s cancer, her family and friends have rallied around with lots of support, financially and otherwise. However, the total amount required for treatment and after care, at this point, seems a bridge too far for the family. Hence this humble appeal from her friends knowing that every little contribution would help in some way.
Shani, with her positive attitude and vibrant personality, is trying to keep her family life and kids as normal as possible amidst the chaos of many medical appointments, tests, reports, advice etc that has taken much of her time lately. She is determined to fight this battle with her spiritual strength, the love and support of her family and friends.

Let’s dig deep and do our best to keep that smile on Shani’s face.

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    7 days ago

    Support Shani

    Dear All, thank you so much for all your generous contributions. we are so grateful for your love and kindness. We've got an update few minutes ago from Shani's husband Glen that Shani's surgery scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed by about a week. This is due to some blood parameters not being condusive for surgery at this point. But the good news is these parameters are on the rise and expected to settle in about a week. A specific durg to help with this also need to be brought in from Switzerland. Pls continue with your prayers. Tnx

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    Support Shani

    8 days ago

    Support Shani

    Almost £2000 in less than 24 hours ❤️❤️❤️ We are so grateful to every single person who have shared and donated. It means the world to this family. THANK YOU truly and keep SHARING/DONATING

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  • Mohamed Naim

    Mohamed Naim

    Dec 6, 2016

    £30.00

  • Shamal Karunarathne

    Shamal Karunarathne

    Dec 6, 2016

    Another donation from my friend.

  • Shamal Karunarathne

    Shamal Karunarathne

    Dec 6, 2016

    Get well soon.

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Chanaka Nanayakkara; Jey Somasundram; Kiru Somasundram; Udari Vitharana; Shanthy Gobalakrishnan; Sushi Gobalakrishnan; Hari Gobalakrishnan Chelvie Somasundaram; Shamal De Silva; Charm De Silva; Venusha Perera; Rukshika Sinharachchi; Mark Gonawela; Amanda Gonawela

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