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£5,765raised of £25,000 target by 89 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,765 to help Shani win the battle against brain tumour!

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    Funded on Tuesday, 27th December 2016

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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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      3 months ago

      Support Shani

      Hi All, THANK YOU! You have made a real difference to Shani's journey towards all important treatments and recovery. Your generous donation how big or small will go a long way in helping Shani and her family who are getting ready for her post operation treatments (both radio and chemotherapy). Thank you sharing our appeal page in many different ways in your capacity and grateful for all your heartfelt generous contributions and well wishes. On behalf of Shani and family, we wish you all a very Happy New Year, Thank you & May God Bless you.

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      3 months ago

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      Shani has shown tremendous mental strength in coping up with the predicament she was placed in and continues to impress everyone especially her determination during the recovery process after surgery. Needless to say, she is extremely happy to be back with her family at home. She is seeing the Oncologist to find out about the treatment plan ongoing. On behalf of Shani and her family, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to each and everyone, who has supported her getting her to this stage with her battle. Thank you so much.

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      3 months ago

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      Shani has been discharged today from Asiri General Hospital yesterday, to undergo Tomotherapy and Chemotherapy.

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    • Lalith Hapangama

      Lalith Hapangama

      Dec 18, 2016

      £100.00

    • Lalith Hapangama

      Lalith Hapangama

      Dec 18, 2016

      £100.00

    • Lalith Hapangama

      Lalith Hapangama

      Dec 18, 2016

      £100.00

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    Support Shani

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    United Kingdom

    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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