I am Monica Claudia Lanongbuka, I have been involved in organizing social contemporary, anarchist and collective space, such as DIY Street Library, Sekolah Langit (Alternative School), Palang Hitam Indonesia (Indonesian Anarchist Black Cross), and also Aftonomi Infoshop especially in publishing.
Being in several collective movements makes me believe in the power of solidarity. Right now I need the same solidarity for my cousin.
My cousin, Thyra Wynne Mandak. She was born in 2003 in Bitung City, North Sulawesi. Currently she is still a student of one of the senior high school in Bitung City. Wynne is the only one child from Grace and Deddy(her parent's name). Wynne's days felt fine, until 2015 she often complained of joint pain and other complaints. After the check up at the hospital in September 2015, it was found that she positive hepatitis B virus.
After knowing that she sick, Wynne was not directly pessimistic. Amid the incessant efforts to prevent the hepatitis B virus from spreading, Wynne kept her spirit and smiled through her days since 2015. Now her days filled with medicines interspersed with various other activities, such as playing music (Wynne likes to pick guitar while singing), reading and writing which has indeed been a hobby for a long time.
In 2017, when Wynne did a re-check up and knowing that the hepatitis B virus was undermine her body and more scattered, Wynne was still as cheerful as ever.Although Wynne remained cheerful and excited, it was undeniable that the virus had succeeded in making Wynne's body weaker. Wynne fell more often and fainted due to fatigue. Wynne was even advised to be at home and not do much activity, but she still intended to go to school like her other friends. Not many know that Wynne has struggled with this virusfor years. Wynne always spread goodness through her optimistic smile, even though her body weight continued to decline.
In March 2018, Wynne again did a laboratory checkup to monitoring the hepatitis B virus she had suffered, and the results obtained were heartbreaking. Wynne and her parents were out of mind when they found the lab results that Wynne had Liver Cancer. Wynne's parents were devastated and almost desperate. All efforts failed and even entered a new phase which drained more tears and sweat.
Wynne, who was so excited about to fight the hepatitis B virus, had to face the new reality that she is positive for stage 1 liver cancer.
Based on the advice of the Doctor, the surgery must be carried out immediately, before the virus attacks other organs and the possibility able todo surgery getting smaller. The medical expenses that have been spent since 2015 are not small, and even now need more costs for the liver cancer surgery.
This is despite a variety of ideologies, Lets give our solidirity to Wynne to be able to return to activities as usual. Even $5 can make a big difference to Wynne.
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Solidarity for Wynne! Solidarity without Borders!
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