Cancer

Boy with leukemia needs P39k monthly for chemotherapy

Francis Kian Zuniega

Francis Kian Zuniega was 4 years old and in the Top 10 of his nursery class in daycare school when he was diagnosed in August 2016 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

“He is a bit mature for his age. He knows what ails him. He did not complain at all,” Francis’ mother, Hazel, told the Inquirer.

Now aged 5, Francis has since stopped going to school because of his condition. Doctors at Philippine General Hospital have recommended that he undergo 30 sessions of chemotherapy once a month. Each session costs…