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Apr 30, 2007 at 09:26pm IST

Help pours in for Chennai boy

Chennai: He wants to be a pilot when he grows up and contributions to make that possible are pouring in from across the world. So is love and support for five-year-old Subash, who's suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Subash needs to undergo a stem cell transplantation. People from places as far flung as the United States, South Korea and all across the country have responded to his family's plea for help.

Says a donor, Mahesh Babu, "I would like to help Subhah's family in whatever way it is possible for us."

Subash's parents thank everyone who have contributed for their son. They say they have managed to collect Rs 4 lakh in one day.

But the battle has only just begun. There's still Rs 96 lakh to be collected. Subash's parents have even sold their house and other belongings to save their son's life and they are trying to collect all the money they can.

Says Subash's grandfather, T S Thyagarajan, "We have a house in Pune that has been taken over for road extension work. We request the Pune Municipality to please speed up the process and give us our compensation money."

With two weeks to go, Subash is on his last and final cycle of chemotherapy - that's as much as his little body can withstand. And then the only thing that can save him is stem cell therapy. For now, the anxious parents only wait and pray.