Abeera Noor's history
"He knew that a cure that could heal his daughter existed somewhere out there in the world, but there was nothing he could do to help the little girl right there in front of him." Jawad, a young man and hard worker, and his wife Sabahat eagerly awaited the birth of their third child. Abeera Noor, a seemingly healthy little girl, joined the family on October 28, 2009. It was only three months after Jawad and Sabahat began to notice that something was wrong with their little girl. After a visit to their local doctor, Jawad and Sabahat learned that their daughter had a genetic blood disorder known as thalassemia major, refusing to accept the life of suffering and battles the disease would cause to their daughter, Abeera's father. he began to consult all the doctors he could. Meanwhile, little Abeera was receiving monthly blood transfusions designed to keep her alive, since thalassemia did not allow her to produce healthy red blood cells on her own. procedure known as "bone marrow transplant". He was elated; absolutely elated! Her daughter still had the chance to live a healthy life, but her euphoria quickly turned into frustration, and then despair, when she learned that bone marrow transplants were not available in her country and that in countries. where they were made they could cost $ 200,000. He knew that a cure that could heal his daughter existed somewhere out there in the world, but there was nothing he could do to help the little girl right there in front of him.It was then that Jawad learned of the center. cure and prevention STOP Thalassemia by Cure2Children in Islamabad, which opened in late 2008. When Jawad came to the Cure2Children (C2C) center, he felt a sense of hope for the first time. Here, in fact, he found a staff who worked with him to evaluate all possible options. Unfortunately, the bone marrow transplant offered by Cure2Children was also too expensive for Jawad, which is why Dr. Sadaf, local C2C manager, proposed that the organization absorb the costs of the medical staff and the personnel required to perform the procedure. Jawad and his family would only have to cover the cost of essential drugs for his daughter. They decided to go ahead with the bone marrow transplant and Abeera was hospitalized on October 9, 2012, a few weeks before her third birthday. Abeera underwent ten days of chemotherapy before the bone marrow transplant with the aim of decreasing the chances that her body could reject the foreign bone marrow. Abeera's mom Jawad and Sabahat were very nervous during their daughter's first day of chemotherapy. They constantly worried that doctors were paying enough attention to their baby, or that everything was going smoothly. It was a very difficult time for them. After ten days, Abeera Noor received a bone marrow transplant from her older sister and was hospitalized with her mother for the next thirty days. Abeera is now 3.5 years old and will celebrate her fourth birthday this October as a healthy child free from thalassemia. Her parents no longer have to worry about paying for monthly blood transfusions, nor do they have to worry about whether Abeera will be able to grow up.