News day / Shannens need for the procedure was highlighted by this newspaper in March of this year as her family needed to raise more than $700,000 to cover the costs of the treatment.
An update on her condition was provided by former president of the Rotary Club of Chaguanas Michael Ibrahim on Saturday last at the clubs handing over ceremony at Buffet King Restaurant, Chaguanas.
The club had stepped in to assist the parents in raising $250,000.
Ibrahim who praised Newsday and other media houses for publishing Shannens story said it was because of those articles the club was able to raise more than $300,000. He said Shannen has completed all her preliminary tests and her mother Michelle Kallie-Luke has been selected as a donor and white blood and stem cells have been donated which will be used during and after her bone marrow transplant which is scheduled shortly I want to thank the citizens of this nation and employees of many organisations for their overwhelming kindness and financial support for assisting Shannen and giving her an opportunity for Gods continued gift to life, he said.
The clubs new president Aldrian Mohammed said the Shannen Luke project showed that once the club was focused there was nothing they could not achieve.
For our club can take limited manpower and scarce financial resources and obtain significant results, he said.
Mohammed said as president his first priority was to make their club stronger by attracting more members and increasing their human capital which will allow them to better serve the community.
The Rotary Club of Chaguanas must demonstrate through its service what Rotary is and that indeed Rotary is making a difference. My main task as president is to take that energy and enthusiasm our members have and to translate that into engagement and ultimately action, he said.
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