The father of little Nora Situm (5), who is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has publically thanked the people of Croatia in a touching letter after the nation rallied around to fund-raise over 3 million kuna to help get her potential life-saving treatment in the US.
Ivica Situm thanked everyone involved and who donated money after the touching story about little Nora pulled at the heart-strings of the country. Over $500,000 USD was required to send Nora to Philadelphia for special treatment that would give her hope to live when her desperate mother Dana turned to social media for help. In just a few short days donations poured in from all corners of the country and abroad, raising the required funds and humbling Ivica in the process.
Thank God that we live in Croatia, a country which has been given a “junk” credit rating status, and we are sending a message out to the world. Maybe we are small and poor, maybe we don’t have the standards like the West, but for its children we pull out every last cent from our pockets because we have bigger hearts and souls than Switzerland’s credit rating, wrote Ivica when he thanked everyone involved.
The Situm’s will take Nora to the US at the end of the week.