Liver Transplant of Mr.Sajjad Hussain (A primary school teacher in Azad Kashmir Pakistan).
Upon receiving a call for donations on firstname.lastname@example.org (email Titled: Help needed for a School Teacher, Dated: 28.02.2010), the APPEC members have decided to launch a complementary donation campaign for this cause. An excerpt from this email (below), summarizes this project:
… As most of you will be aware of the fact that the Hepatitis C is spreading in Pakistan very rapidly and currently there are thousands of people who are suffering from this cruel diseases. The treatment of this disease is crucial and costly so most of the poor people don’t afford this treatment.
Unfortunately one friend of mine (Mr. Sajjad Hussain ) who is a primary school teacher in a government school in Azad Kashmir got this virus some years ago. Due to poor financial conditions he had not treated the disease well in time. Now doctors declared that he has to transplant his liver. This facility is not available in Pakistan. Dr. Asad one of our friend in Germany told me that this treatment casts 30000 to 40000 Euro in Germany. He advised me to confirm the treatment cast from China. Fortunately there are several people from Pakistan Meteorological Department who are doing MS in China. I requested my friend and colleague Mr. Tahir Khan (Deputy Director in Pakistan Met Department) to get an estimate of the treatment cast in China. He gave three different prices offered by three different hospitals. This are 200000 RMB , 300000RMB and 400000RMB. Please remember 1RMB is approx. 8-9 Pak Rupees. Thus the treatment cast is almost Rs. 2000000 to 4000000 (20 Laks to 40 laks). You all know that for a primary teacher it is impossible to arrange such a huge amount of money. So what he can do? wait for death.
He has three children. The elder one is 9 years old and is in class 5. Today when I told him the true situation about the treatment, how he responded I can’t express those feelings in words. He knows that I am a student in Germany and I cannot help him alot. I can give him 1,2,3 or 4 hundered euros and after this you all understand.
He has some amount in hand and needs some more. He is also seeking for government help but you know in our country poor people cannot be benefited from government resources. These resources are only for rich people and corrupt politicians …
International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modeling (IMPRS-ESM)
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology,
Bundestrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany.
The target is set to a total of €3,000 (approx. Rs.350,000) by APPEC (total cost for the liver transplant is 3000,000-4000,000 PKR) . APPEC aims at stream lining a maximum number of contributions for collecting this sum. Initially,we are not setting any hard deadlines for the campaign but the contributions should ideally be made on urgent basis in order to achieve the target ASAP.
Donations could be made through methods detailed at www.durabledevelopment.com/appec/donations/.
Alhamdulilah, 61 individuals have contributed a total of EUR 2720.58/=.
(Dated: 23rd of April 2010)
This project is no more open for donations. BEFORE DONATING, please contact email@example.com, to confirm if your donation could be accommodated.
Phase-II of the project: http://www.durabledevelopment.com/appec/fundraising_liver_transplant_operation_school_teacher/