Lara raises funds for girls life savings surgery

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Lara raises funds for girls life savings surgery

Brian Charles Lara

International sporting icon and World Cricket record holder Bri­an Charles Lara has donated several iconic items to raise funds for sev­en-year-old Joan­na Brath­waite, who needs TT$1.5 mil­lion dol­lars to off­set the cost for a life savings bone mar­row trans­plant.

The record holder held a sale at his res­i­dent, Bri­an Lara Dri­ve, Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah, on Sat­ur­day where he of­fered his mem­o­ra­bil­ia which in­clud­ed main­ly crick­et and golf items, fur­ni­ture, art and cloth­ing with all the pro­ceeds go­ing toward the fund to help young Joan­na An­drea Brathwaithe.

The big hearted star who heard about the girls situation just days ago said: “What made me get in­volved in the fundrais­er for Joan­na is be­cause the last per­son I knew with such a con­di­tion it cost hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars. This young girl has so much ahead of her, and some­times one needs to make that ex­tra ef­fort to make an im­pact on some­one life”.

Joan­na’s par­ents Ja­son and Col­let­ta are grateful for Lars’s amazing gesture. Joan­na has to un­der­go blood trans­fu­sion at the Port-of-Spain Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal every two weeks.

Persons wish­ing to help can make do­na­tions to any First Cit­i­zens Bank via ac­count num­ber #2595328.