No. 146: John Mayven A. Reloj, 9, Hepatoblastoma Liver Cancer Stage 3, National Children’s Hospital
John was diagnosed with stage 3 liver cancer. He is 9 years old. Due to poverty, the family was unable to get immediate medical treatment, and only this last May (2021), he finally underwent the needed and inevitable surgical operations removing the tumor from his liver. However, cancer has spread and hit John’s heart. This is now the focus of the doctors who are treating John. The mother is a single parent and the only one who provides for her child. She was removed from her job at the onset of the pandemic.
Little John received cash assistance for his medical management, grocery items to share with the family as well as Chummy Chum freebies such as coloring books, mini stuff toys, and wrist bands.
CMAP Value Php 7,000 (value has to be mentioned for transparency purposes)