Maira – Cystic Fibrosis

<strong>This project is closed, Aliza Zara Legacy, provided Maira with the medication and vitamins she needs to keep her other lung stable. An amount of 10.501,18 EURO is being transferred to the hospital in Houston for Maira’s treatment. </strong>

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Maira is 7 years old and was born with Cystic Fibrosis ( CF). Maira is living in Karachi, Pakistan. She has just been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension – meaning her right lung is damaged due to CF. She needs treatment: either Stem cell transplant or Lung transplant – which will prolong her life.

There is a treatment, a new alternative treatment to lung transplant which helps repair and heal the damaged lung tissues as well as provide healthy, working cells in lungs which will slow down the progress of the CF. This treatment involves harvesting adult stem cells from bone marrow and that of a genetic relative who does not suffer from CF, mixing the two, educating and activating them to become lung cells, then putting these new stem cells back via an IV line.

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