Father of 3-year-old boy with leukemia asks readers for help
After being diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, Kian Rey Balicat successfully underwent treatment in 2016.
For 2017, doctors recommended 12 more chemotherapy sessions, to be done once a month, said Kian’s father, Reymond Balicat, a 28-year-old farmer from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija province.
Reymond, who has four other children, has stopped working so that he and his wife, Cherie Mae, can accompany their 3-year-old son whenever he seeks treatment at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City.
“We stay at Child House in Paco, Manila. We leave our four other children with my mother,” Reymond said.
According to him, Kian is supposed to be on his sixth cycle but so far, the boy has undergone just one session due to financial constraints and frequent drops in his hemoglobin and platelet levels.
Reymond asked readers for help, saying that at P10,300 per cycle, Kian will need P113,300 for 11 sessions of chemotherapy. He is scheduled for his second one on June 27.
“We will be forever grateful to those who will help us. May God bless them always,” he said.
Reymond Balicat can be reached at 0926-5247716. Those who want to help can deposit their donations in his Landbank account (#0596-1742-05).
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