‘Bubble Baby’:We are close to our goal

The goal is reachable…..please help top up the fund set up for Sri Lanka's very own 'Bubble Baby' who saw a huge outpouring of support backed by generous donations to make the bone marrow transplantation he urgently needs a reality.

Yes, all indications are that Sanjana Praveen Shivanka, the son of K.B.N. Damayanthi and K.W.N. Neil Shantha of Dippitigala, Lellopitiya in Ratnapura will soon be able to go to India for this life-saving procedure, thanks to you our dear reader.

Shivanka is suffering from Severe Combined Immuno-deficiency (SCID) Syndrome, a rare genetic disease which had snuffed out the lives of his two elder brothers a few months after their birth.

As the Human Genetics Unit of the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo makes the final arrangements to send Shivanka to Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India for this procedure which will change his destiny, we appeal to our readers to let the donations flow in to the account set up by the Sunday Times. Please send your donations to:

Bank: Bank of Ceylon, Lake House branch

Account Name: Wijeya Newspapers Limited on account of Damayanthi's baby Shivanka
Account No: 0007283471
Swift Code: BCEYLKLX (for foreign remittances)
The collection as of Friday stands at Rs. 2,729,930.

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