Teen with rare disease needs to undergo testsBy Santiago R. Alcantara
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Despite suffering from Takayasu arteritis renal artery stinosis for seven years, 17-year-old Cheycel Joy Calosor has not lost interest in her studies.
Takayasu arteritis is a rare disease of unknown origin that affects women younger than 50 years old.
It refers to a systemic inflammation of blood vessels and can involve any or all of the major organ systems.
“She started taking oral medication on Jan. 19 to control the infection of her arteries. Attending physicians advised her to undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) before they operate on her to insert a tube
in her arteries to improve her circulation,” her mother, Lucy, told the Inquirer.
Colosor is a 4th-year high school student at a special school for the chronically ill located inside the Philippine General Hospital compound on Taft Avenue, Manila.
The fisherman’s daughter, who hails from Occidental Mindoro province, is among the top students in her class.
Lucy is appealing to Inquirer readers to kindly help her shoulder the fees for her daughter’s MRI in addition to a checkup of her carotid arteries. The two tests will cost the family P55,000.
Lucy Calosor can be contacted at 0921-4114577. For those who want to donate to her daughter’s expenses for her medical tests, they can make a deposit in Lucy’s bank account at Landbank (account number 1676-0443-41).