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Francine or "Fran" Miguel De Vera, is a bubbly 11-year old girl who wants to become a nurse someday. She has seen that nurses are heroes, being frontliners especially in times like this pandemic. But, during the pandemic, her parents, Jayson and Fe, both overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Thailand, where Fran was born, noticed a lump on her nose. Just a month after, the lump has grown bigger and the color has changed. It prompted them to see a doctor. The first impression of the doctors was Lymphoma. But after a series of laboratory tests, the doctors found out, it is actually an Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. It is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many immature lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). Now, Fran is in the hospital for her first chemo session as the doctor advised immediate medical treatment to save her life.
The family is supposed to go home to the Philippines for good before the year ends. The couple could start looking for work and Fran with her older sister Feona, could go back to mainstream school. But because of the condition of Fran, who is susceptible to infections especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, the family was advised to have Fran treated in Thailand instead. Yet, Fe and her husband, both teachers affected by the pandemic, have no means to pay the costly hospital bills and the lengthy medical treatment. They have been oriented by the hospital to prepare half a million baht (15,600 US dollars) or more.
Thus, we seek help from generous donors to save this little girl from this deadly illness. I’m knocking on your kind heart to give Fran the chance to live her life and pursue her dream.
Thank you for being a part of saving Francine!
- Sion Binalon
- Campaign Owner
Francine is Home!Update posted by Sion Binalon at 04:20 pm
Francine is finally home! She had her last Chemo drug injection and lumbar puncture or spinal tap (taking of some cerebrospinal fluid from the lower back) today. After 6 hours of bed rest, she was discharged from the hospital. She’s responding well to the medication and as always, in spite. . . . .