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Teen diagnosed with brain tumor needs 34K for chemo

DELA CRUZ

“We were told to check on him because he slept long hours at home and did the same in school and yet, there was nothing wrong with him. He did not have any complaints except for headaches that would go away whenever he took some paracetamol,” his 45-year-old father Robert, a resident of Lucena City, told the Inquirer.

Doctors who examined the teenager found a tumor in the center of his brain, leading to an operation at Philippine General Hospital on Jan. 20, 2016. But a year later, another tumor grew on the left side of Nathaniel’s brain.

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“Doctors warned this time that a second operation would be dangerous so he had to undergo six to seven cycles of chemotherapy,” said Robert, a soft drink distributor who resigned from his job to help his wife, Aileen, care for their son.

Nathaniel, who has lost a lot of weight because of his ailment, is scheduled to undergo a third chemotherapy session this week at PGH. The procedure costs P34,580, said Robert who can be reached at (0920)7005928. Donations can be deposited in the BPI account of his wife, Aileen dela Cruz, (#0869-3167-12).

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