As the Save Aaradhya campaign continues with the momentum it has gained, Amol Muzumdar former Ranji captain for Mumbai, along with other prominent politicians such as Ajit Pawar, Gajanan Kirtikar, Dhananjay Munde and Supriya Sule have joined the campaign to help four-year-old Aaradhya Mule find a heart.
In his message, Muzamdar said, ”I would like to say we all have this responsibility to save this child by making people aware that there is something called heart transplant. Honestly, I didn’t know about it, but I am aware of it now. I would like all of you to realise that this child desperately needs a heart.”
He continued, “With over 125 crore people in our country, we can easily create this awareness and save Aaradhya. I make this desperate appeal to you all.”
Moved by the plight of the Mule family, Muzumdar pledged to donate his organs.
“I would appeal to you to come forward and pledge organ donation. Let us create awareness amongst our families and friends and realise that organ donation is a crucial need of the hour in our country. We as Indians have some social responsibility towards our other fellow Indians,” said the cricketer in his appeal.
Aaradhya Mule, a four-year-old Mumbai girl who is battling dilated cardiomyopathy, an end-stage heart disease, is in dire need of a heart. With just 10% of her heart functioning, she needs to be admitted to the hospital every 15 days for two days where she is kept on medication intravenously so that she can survive for next 13 days.
Gajanan Kiritikar’s tweet
— Gajanan Kirtikar (@GajananKirtikar) April 9, 2017
Supriya Sule’s tweet
— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) April 8, 2017
The campaign was run on April 8 between 6pm to 9pm and it received close to 10,000 tweets on Twitter and it reached close to 12,000 people on Facebook. Many volunteered to go live on Facebook, including Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule. Each one urged the viewers to save the young child who is battling dilated cardiomyopathy, an end-stage heart disease.
Ajit Pawar’s appeal on Twitter
— Ajit Pawar (@AjitPawarSpeaks) April 9, 2017
Dhananjay Munde’s tweet
— Dhananjay Munde (@dhananjay_munde) April 8, 2017
To save her life, the hospital has been relentlessly searching for a brain-dead patient weighing below 40kg with blood group A+ / A- / O+ / O-ve and is between age of 3 and 10 years.
My Medical Mantra has been following Aaradhya’s progress closely and has also appealed to the readers to spread a word about her desperate need of a heart through #SaveAaradhya campaign