Campaign unites bitcoiners on autism awareness day

Charlie Taylor

On World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, the cryptocurrency community comes together to help Joana, a 5-year-old child, perform stem cell treatment that will dramatically improve her quality of life. Her father, writer and journalist from Cointelegraph Cássio Gusson, created a kitty called “Jojo goes to Russia” in order to raise R $ 250,000 for the trip and the complete treatment of it. To contribute, you can send any amount in Bitcoin, stablecoins or other altcoins to any of Gusson's wallets. If you prefer, you can join more than 256 supporters (so far) and donate any amount in reais, either by pix, payment slip, credit card or PayPal on the Vakinha website. While this article is being written, Jojo has already raised R $ 31,913 or about 12.7% of his goal, not counting donations in cryptocurrencies.

Understand why Joana needs stem cell treatment

Joana was born with a genetic mutation in the MEF2C gene, which, as Cássio explains, causes “some differences in her little body”. Today, she has difficult to control epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy, however, she has evolved a lot in the midst of difficulties , ups and downs. “Medicines and therapies are essential in her life, and in search of a new evolution, we want to take her to Russia, to undergo a new treatment with stem cells. There will be two infusions for the complete treatment. ”, Says Cássio in the description of Vakinha, where he also leaves a video for the campaign: Joana's father also left the link for a scientific study on the safety and efficiency of the treatment. As the cost of treatment is unfortunately high for family reserves, the Bitcoin community is helping to raise these funds. By donating, you can leave a message of support, either on Vakinha's own website or on the campaign's If you are unable to contribute any value, share the campaign with your friends!

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