Hollywood stars helped a child fight Sanfilippo syndrome!

Updated:3 months, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 07 (ANI): Hollywood celebrities helped raise USD 1 million to help a child get treatment for the fatal disease Sanfilippo syndrome. A family of four had launched a GoFundMe page which featured a testimonial about their six-year-old son’s illness. The page included an emotional video which portrayed how the family has only one chance to save their son. Target of $ 1 million was achieved in 45 days. The response was overwhelming as Hollywood celebrities had helped raise a whopping $1,001,330 million for the treatment by July 6. Donations are still pouring in, thanks to the contributions by Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin Foundation, Jennifer Garner, 20th Century Fox, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, Mary Parent, Shannon and Michael Rotenberg, the Wasserman Foundation, James McAvoy, Selena Gomez, Judd Apatow, and rock band Green Day to name a few. Katy Perry took to Twitter and urged citizens to donate for the child. The disease Sanfilippo is also called children’s Alzheimer’s. It is a neurodegenerative disease which affects one in every 70,000 children.

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