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DANA WHITE DONATES TO SAVE 7-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER OF TIGER MUAY THAI INSTRUCTOR, KRU RATTANACHAI
WOW. Miracles do happen.
Witnessing the amazing amount of support people have had for fomer Lumpinee Champion Kru Rattanachai has been amazing. His 7 month old daughter was in a life-or-death medical situation that requires a liver transplant from one of the parents. Long story summarized, the bill came to over 1.5 million THB…almost 50,000USD$. With 4 weeks given as the babies life expectancy a street team hit the streets looking to raise the money.
Grainne Farrell, Will Ellliott (Tiger Muay Thai), Jimmy Irvine, Anna Galbraith, Aurore Lauzeral and Cathal Farrell have worked very diligently with local businesses, community leaders, and out reach programs to organize several fundraising events. Having already raised over 10,000USD in 4 days…it was both relief and shock when the support team organized in conjunction with Tiger Muay Thai got the word from the Ulitmate Fighting Championship that it’s president Dana White would cover any remaining funds needed for the medical procedures.
…The wonderful thing about Dana’s donation…is it takes the ‘pressure of saving a life’ off of the volunteer workers. Everyone involved has decided they are going to continue with the next couple of fundraising events in an effort to bring awareness to their cause and help off set any future medical expenses for Tuptim.
Dana White’s generosity was remarkable–and honestly will be one of those stories that I tell my grand children about.
I want to thank the entire global community for their support of a Tiger Muay Thai trainer in need… Donations have already came in from over 10 different countries..really showing the global networking done for Kru Rattanachai. I know several readers of my blog donated…and I want you to understand that your donations were literally answers to an entire communities prayers.
I’ll make sure to keep everyone updated on the progress of Tuptim…but if your wanting more details on the situation you can always refer to the donations page.
Those of you who are fans of the UFC…next time you run into Dana White…make sure you thank him for his generosity…he deserves to hear it everyday for the rest of his life.