Bollywood actor / producer Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli have come to help a child with spinal muscular atrophy (SPA), a rare genetic condition. The patient needed a drug named Zolgensma which cost Rs. 16 crore to recover.
The parents of the patient, Ayaansh Gupta, created a Twitter handle called AyaanshFightsSMA and thanked everyone who supported them in crowdfunding the expensive drug. They thanked several celebrities on Monday including Anushka and Virat.
Sharing a photo of Anushka and Virat, they wrote: “@imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma – we have always loved you as fans. But what you have done for Ayaansh and this campaign is beyond what we expected . Thank you for your generosity. You helped us win this game of life with a six! Will always be indebted for your help to #saveayaanshgupta. “
@imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma – we have always loved you as fans. But what you have done for Ayaansh and this campaign is beyond what we expected. Thank you for your generosity. You helped us win this game of a lifetime with a six! Will always be indebted for your help in #saveayaanshgupta pic.twitter.com/vJUozH2o2r
– AyaanshFightsSMA (@FightsSma) May 23, 2021
Several other movie celebrities, including Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Dia Mirza, Rajkummar Rao and Arjun Kapoor, showed up to raise funds for the child.
Meanwhile, Anushka and Virat previously started a COVID relief fund for which they themselves donated rupees. 2 crore. They raised a total of f Rs. 11 crore through fundraising. They had revealed that the money raised would be donated to Act Grants, which will work to provide oxygen, medical staff, vaccination awareness and telemedicine facilities during the pandemic.
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