Girl with leukemia needs money for chemoBy Santiago R. Alcantara
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Although she is suffering from a life-threatening disease, 15-year-old Jonaly Flores is eagerly looking forward to going back to school in June as a third year high school student.
Her mother Arling told the Inquirer that her daughter was forced to skip school last year based on the advice of her doctors.
After she was diagnosed to be suffering from leukemia in November 2010, Jonaly underwent four cycles of chemotherapy. She has been advised to continue the treatment for three more years.
“But our problem is that we’ll have to spend P10,000 monthly for the injection and medicines. My husband Decelmo was terminated from his job as an airport security guard,” said Arling.
She herself works three days a week in a laundry shop to provide for her family’s needs.
Those who want to help Jonaly can reach Arling at 0912-6292951. Donations can be deposited in her husband’s Security Bank account (account name Decelmo Flores with account number 0503628536-200).
Should Jonaly be able to continue treatment, Arling said their next step would be to ask the doctors at Philippine General Hospital whether or not she could go back to school. Hopefully, they’ll say yes, she added.