KL Rahul, India’s opening batsman, has donated Rs 31 lakh to help an 11-year-old aspiring cricketer who needs a bone marrow transplant to address a rare blood disease.
Indian cricketer KL Rahul helped an 11-year-old budding cricketer in need of a bone marrow transplant by donating Rs 31 lakh to treat a rare blood disorder. Varad Nalawade’s father Sachin, an insurance agent, and mother Swapna Jha started a campaign in December to raise the Rs 35 lakh they would need to pay for his treatment. As soon as Rahul learned about Varad, his team contacted the campaign’s organization.
Since last September, the fifth standard schoolboy had been under the care of haematologists in Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital after he was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, a rare blood disorder. Varad’s blood platelet levels were very low, making his immune system extremely susceptible to infections. Even a normal fever was taking months to be cured. A BMT was the only permanent cure for Varad’s condition.
Varad was operated on and is currently recovering thanks to Rahul.