Appeal for public to support Arianna

2018-07-11 06:01
Arianna Girran pictured smiling in hospital.PHOTO: supplied

Arianna Girran pictured smiling in hospital.PHOTO: supplied

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THE much publicised battle for Arianna Girran to receive possible life-changing stem cell treatment, which she is in dire need of, will received a financial boost in the form of a car show which is to take place this Saturday, July 14 at the C21 School Grounds.

Born after just 28 weeks, Arianna suffered from fluid in her brain due to complications at birth experienced by her mother Nelisha Girran, and has since struggled with various medical conditions such as autism, epilepsy and spastic diplegic cerebral palsy to name a few.

Arianna’s parents have been plagued with various fees attached to her medical condition since birth and now need to travel all the way to Mumbai where they have found a neurogen brain and spine institute where their daughter can receive the treatment that she so desperately needs.

“Our daughter, even with her condition, is a very happy and lovely child and we would love for the public to show their support for her through this initiative so that we can ensure she lives a full and happy life,” said Girran.

The motor show, which has been organised by Mark Keegan Naidoo, will begin at 9 am this Saturday and is a cause close to his heart after having followed her story through local news coverage of the family.

Naidoo said that he contacted the family because he wanted to help them in any way possible after realising just how difficult it must be for the family to go through what they were experiencing.

“I just hope that we can make a difference in Arianna’s life through this initiative,” said Naidoo.

The car show is for not only car enthusiasts and offers entertainment in the form of jumping castles for children and food stalls for those looking to tantalise their taste buds.

The Girrans to date have raised R40 000 but the stem cell treatment alone will cost R150 000 and have encountered various other expenses which they need to cater for to give Arianna a comfortable life.

“We would appreciate assistance in any other way apart from people coming out to support us at the car show,” said Girran.

Any inquiries regarding the car show can be directed to Naidoo on 072 323 8590.

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