Boy recovering from leukemia needs P20k for final health tests


11:43 PM January 1st, 2013

By: Santiago R. Alcantara, January 1st, 2013 11:43 PM

Eurich Ellema

After four years of undergoing chemotherapy at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center due to acute lymphocytic leukemia, Eurich Ellema is looking forward to leading a normal life.

“My child now has a very strong chance of enjoying his childhood,” Eurich’s father, Rolando Ellema, a 24-hour security guard at a posh village in Metro Manila, told the Inquirer.

For this to happen, however, his 7-year-old son would have to undergo a bone marrow test, aside from a CT Scan and two-dimensional echocardiogram (2D-echo) on Friday.

Should he pass the tests, doctors would then give him a clean bill of health.

The combined expenses for the three laboratory tests would require Eurich’s family to spend P20,000, which for someone like Ellema who earns only P460 a day is quite difficult to raise.

His wife, Pearly, is unable to help him earn a living because she is taking care of their 1-year-old child.

Those who want to help the family can call Ellema at 0930-2401630. Deposits can be coursed through Rolando Ellema’s BDO account (account number 1560090292).

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