Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl from Barangay Man­tuy­ong, Man­daue City, is in need of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for her chemo­ther­apy.

Joanna Mariz Povadora was re­cently di­ag­nosed with retinoblas­toma, a ma­lig­nant eye cancer.

A week after Joanna was born, an ab­nor­mal spot was seen on her left eye. The spot grad­u­ally in­creased in size and be­came white, prompt­ing her parents to seek con­sul­ta­tion.

Joanna was found to have retinoblas­toma. Enu­cle­ation was then per­formed to re­move the en­tire eye.

Cur­rently, Joanna is un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy. She needs to com­plete six cy­cles of chemo­ther­apy to achieve cure. Aside from that, Joanna also needs an ar­ti­fi­cial eye as re­place­ment for the lost eye. The ar­ti­fi­cial eye costs around P10,000-P15,000.

How­ever, Joanna’s parents are fi­nan­cially hard-up. Her father is a pro­duc­tion worker earn­ing a min­i­mum wage, while her mother is a homemaker.

Thus, Joanna is ask­ing kind­hearted in­di­vid­u­als to help her by do­nat­ing for her chemo­ther­apy treat­ment.

Those who wish to do­nate ma­te­rial and/or fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance may co­or­di­nate with Kapwa Ko, Ma­hal Ko Foun­da­tion, Inc.–Cebu at the Cebu City Health Bldg. with con­tact num­bers 232-4706, 4129020, and (0917)6257090 or de­posit dona­tions di­rectly to Union­bank at ac­count no. 00-112-0000662. Please in­di­cate the name of the pa­tient in the de­posit slip.

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