A Happy Family
We live in London. We worked hard and built a life here just like several other people who have moved to a different land. Our lives turned around when we were blessed with a beautiful daughter. Few years later, Veer, our son, was born. We were elated and happy. Our family was complete. Our children have been our sunshine and guiding light.
But a challenge awaited us. Our son was diagnosed with Fanconi Anaemia – a rare and serious blood disorder that prevents your bone marrow from making new blood cells for your body to function normally. It can also cause the marrow to produce abnormal cells. Veer is 4 today. It has been nothing short of a nightmare so far. One cannot pack up a set of words neatly into a sentence that can express what it is to see your child go through bouts of medication and blood transfusion. Sometimes, we wonder if we can ever wake up to a day when all of this is behind us.
The ‘Help Veer Now’ Initiative
So far, we have reached out to every bone marrow registry and organisation in the hunt for a donor. We have conducted drives globally, knocked every door and tried every method. Veer’s recent blood reports have thrown us into a pool of despair, but we are not giving up. If you have not registered as a marrow donor, please do it for us, for Veer, for thousands of others like our child who are waiting for someone to step up and save their life.
You can reach out at www.helpveernow.org