Thalassemia major

I would like to take a minute to tell a story about my sister and my uncle. I will start off with my sisters situation, where it started about three years ago when her body shout down, and she went into a coma for four days and stayed in the ICU for over a month. At age five my sister Mirvat Bahoura was diagnosed with Thalassemia Major, this disease is known as a auto immune disorder it's a very rare disease. The hardest part about this is that you have to live with that your whole life, and there was no cure besides blood transfusions to build new stem cells. As for my sister that didn't seem to work, so we had to go with a different route and that was to go through chemo. So for many years of trying to figure out a cure without chemo and hurting her body there was no chance. Doctors decided chemo is the only way to basically remove her bad red blood cells and give her body new stem cells and find a matching donor. Unfortunately I and my other siblings were not a match. This was the most devastating news to find out that neither I my self or my brothers were a match. As prayers we're getting louder a miracle had happened and my uncle was asked to see if he was compatible. On July 13th 2016 my Uncle Ghassan Kassab was the miracle help of My sisters health scare. Ghassan under went a four hour surgery to help the life of his niece. However, six months later her body rejected the procedure and my uncle Ghassan had to go for another four hour surgery in February 2017 to help her second chance in life. My Uncle Ghassan was an all Chaldean/American hero. Ghassan Kassab came to America in 1970 at age 6 his mother and father (my grandparents) decided to come to America to better their children's lives due to the genocide in Iraq murdering all Christian. On June 11th 2017 my uncle faced tragedy, ICE came and swept many Christian Chaldeans, my uncle being one of them. Here I am trying to raise enough money to get my sisters donor back, my uncle. And help my sister through this rough time in her life. So at any given day my sister might need a third transplant donor and if my uncle gets deported it will affect their lives. I would like to ask everyone to pray and please help.


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Mirvat Bahoura 
Warren, MI
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