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Wishing On a Star, How Celebs like Varun Dhawan Are Coming Together to Help 11-year-old Zeus Fight Cancer


– Crowdfunding platform Ketto hosts campaign to raise the 5 Crores that are needed
for Zeus

Zeus Agastya Krishna Banerjee was 6 years old when he met one of India’s most entertaining
stars, Varun Dhawan. A big fan of Varun’s inimitable style and street dancing
skills, meeting the star himself was a dream come true. Zeus, now 11 is fighting
against Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Zeus is unaware of his
life-threatening condition and has been fighting the disease and its relapse for

Life is nothing but a collection of such moments and chance meetings that are
cherished. For a star like Varun, it could have been just another fan moment,
but the minute he heard of Zeus’ fight he recorded a video to cheer up the
spirits of this fierce fighter. In the video posted on the Instagram page
created for Zeus, @save_zeus, Varun says, “Hey Zeus, sending you lots of love, I
am sure you are going to get all your strength back soon and I can’t wait for
you to get better so we can hang out.” Varun’s gesture is sure to be a ray of
sunshine amidst the cloudy skies that loom over Zeus, his family, and friends.

“On Thursday 6th October I made a desperate plea for help on the crowdfunding
platform Ketto to raise the 5 Crores that are needed for Zeus’ treatment through
a procedure called CAR T-cell therapy. Thanks to the cosmos, my appeal got
noticed by a company started by my former students and many others – who took it
upon themselves to help the cause and rallied their networks to help me,” says
Arundhati Banerji, Zeus’ mother.

With them pushing the cause, stars on earth like Kriti Kulhari, Yusuf & Irfan
Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harsha Bhogle, Aakash Chopra, Jatin
Sapru, Gurusharan (Guru) Randhawa Papa CJ, Manjari Fadnis harnessed their social
media platforms to reach out to their hundreds and thousands of supporters via
appeals to donate – a feat that no number of personal calls or WhatsApp messages
could achieve as quickly. Influencers like Nikita Datta, Rahul Jaisingh, and
Akshay Mhatre jumped in as well. Zeus’ parents are immensely grateful for the
support the campaign has received so far. However, there is a mile to cover, and
Zeus is counting on stars both in the sky and on earth. Every share, every
forward, every rupee will make a difference. Please consider donating and
sharing the campaign

“Zeus is a remarkable child with a naughty smile and a warrior. He loves to
read, share stories make music, and watch movies, especially about superheroes.
And superheroes are what he needs now – to come together and help support the
fundraising campaign. Zeus, unaware – is doing his bit in this fight to stay
alive – we as a community must do ours. During the pandemic, we lost millions of
lives to scarcity, and we as a community promised to be in it together and not
have these series of unfortunate events repeat. Please come together once again
and help save our son. Quoting one of Zeus’ favorite books ‘Harry Potter’ help
him be the boy that shall live,” adds Arundhati.


Source: Ketto