No. 172, Joyce, 10, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Lung TB and hearing disability, PCMC
Joyce was diagnosed with blood cancer when she was 3, she’s 10 now. Due to her frail condition, she has been afflicted with tuberculosis and now suffering from hearing impairment. The complications are due to poor medical management as a result of scarcity and poor living conditions. Joyce is a child with her mother’s first husband who has abandoned her. It is the step-father who helps with her medical needs. The stepfather is a project-based construction worker, and his income could not support the medical needs of Joyce.
Child Medical Assistance value received: Php 10,000. The amount has to be mentioned for transparency and accountability.