Blood cancer victim receives financial support from migrant workers in Afghanistan

Published On: November 23, 2016 12:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Anika Tamang, 20, of Mulkharka-1 of Okhaldhunga District, on Wednesday received financial support for cancer treatment from Nepali migrant workers in Kabul of Afghanistan.

A total amount of Rs 105,500 collected from 69 migrant workers was handed over to Tamang, who is undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj since last two and half months.

Based on the appeal published in the social networking sites, we collected USD 5 to USD 25 from migrant workers based in Green Village, Kabul, to support the ailing girl, Suman Bahadur Magar, a migrant worker, who is on leave and represents migrant workers in Kabul, said after handing over the treatment fund.

“The small support from us might help the girl recover from the blood cancer, which is in the first stage, and live a healthy life again,” Thapa, orignally from Ramechhap said.

After receiving the amount collected by the migrant workers, Tamang, said, “I had almost lost my hope to life but with the supports from many helping hands, I am hopeful about regaining new life.”

Tamang, a sole bredwinner of her family consisting of widow monther and two other siblings, was employed in Gwaga of Gulmi District in the public health sector along with the studies before being hospitalized. “Doctors have advised her to continue treatments for about five years and cost for the treatments is beyond our expenses,” the family of the victim said seeking more support for treatment.

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