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An Indian couple is fundraising for Sickle disease research

An Indian couple is fundraising for Sickle disease research pardesi news 1459247708

Sanjay and Bhawna Patel started to work for the cause after their daughter Hina got affected by the same.

Sanjay Patel and his wife Bhawna Patel run a charity organisation that will start fund-raising campaign to benefit sickle cell disease research in the US.

“There are 250 million people in the world that carry the sickle cell gene”, Sanjay said. Patels are the board members of the Hina Patel Foundation, a charitable organisation that helps individuals suffering with sickle cell disease and their families by raising awareness, providing support and raising funds for research.

“It is a very cruel disease, you just never know what is going to happen”, Sanjay added.
Bhawna and Sanjay founded their trust in 2010 after facing the disease very closely. Their daughter Hina had been diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia.

Sickle cell anaemia is a lifelong genetic disorder that comes into existence as a preventive mechanism from Malaria.

The gene becomes defective and causes the normal blood cells to die quickly.

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