SINGAPORE: Well wishers who are raising funds to help pay for the medical bills of young mixed martial arts boxer Shahril Salim have so far raised S$18,000.
But with medical bills expected to reach S$380,000, families and friends of Shahril are holding a 50—kilometre run to raise more money.
It has been two months since Shahril collapsed during training, shortly before his debut as a professional boxer in a championship scheduled at Marina Bay Sands.
The 22—year—old, nicknamed "Bull" for his determination to succeed in the ring, is still in coma despite having undergone multiple surgeries.
The "Wake the Bull Project" hopes to raise as much as possible through the run, sale of T—shirts, personal and corporate donations.
Since the flag—off of 33 runners headed by the Singapore Bladerunner, the group managed to raise S$1,000 via online donations, aided by regular updates on social media.
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