5-year-old girl battles leukemiaBy Santiago R. Alcantara
Philippine Daily Inquirer
At first glance, Aryanah Nicole Gula seems like a normal, healthy 5-year-old. This is far from the case, however, as it has been more than a year since she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Her mother, Nor-mie, told the Inquirer that doctors at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) had even commended her for helping her daughter maintain an
ideal weight despite her ailment.
The same, however, cannot be said of her blood as her hemoglobin levels just keep dropping.
“My daughter was just released from PGH last Friday. She underwent a blood transfusion because she had a fever for three days,” said Normie.
She added that doctors had told her that her daughter needs to undergo chemotherapy and a blood transfusion once a month to keep her condition from getting worse.
Each session costs the family P20,00, an expense she and her husband, Ferdinand, a delivery truck driver, are trying their best to shoulder, Aryanah being their only child.
“I feel for her every time she becomes irritable after a chemotherapy session. It’s her body’s way of responding to the medicines. I just hug her. I love her all the more,” Normie said.
Readers may contact Normie at 0932-1486181. Donations can be deposited in her RCBC bank account with account number 1340385523.