Sunday, January 21, 2018


mom thanks T&T for saving sick daughter

Stefan Chin son of Movietowne Chaiman Derek Chin presents Haleema Mohammed with a donation at Movietowne Audrey Jeffers Highway Port of Spain. Looking on is Hamil Mohammed and Kristal Mohammed. Haleema was rejected by the Children's Life Fund and is pleading for assistance for her surgery in India. Photo ISHMAEL SALANDY.

port of spain
Thank you for saving my daughter.
A grateful Cristal Mohammed, who thanked Trinidad and Tobago citizens yesterday, said it was the happiest day in her life because her prayers were answered and the $400,000 needed to enable her five-year-old daughter, Haleema Mohammed, to undergo treatment in India was raised through the gene­rosity of corporate Trinidad.
After the Children's Life Fund (CLF) rejected the Mohammeds' application for finan­cial help for Haleema and her story went public, in less than 24 hours, the balance of the money was raised as generous businessmen and women whipped out their cheque books to fund the medical care expen­ses.
Haleema suffers from beta thalassaemia—a blood disorder—and doctors in India are willing to perform surgery to bring relief. The surgery, treatment, accommodation and flight will cost the family $454,000. The family had been able to secure $208,000 up to Thursday afternoon.

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