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9-year-old with massive cancerous tumour needs immediate surgery; desperate family appeals for help

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A 9-year-old girl, Jesty, suffering from a massive cancerous tumour was transferred to Singapore’s KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital after hospitals in her native Batam, Indonesia weren’t able to treat her.

The child, whose left knee has ballooned out of proportion and shape, needs to undergo an immediate operation which is expected to be complicated due to the size of the tumour. On top of this, it has been discovered that the cancer has been spreading to Jesty’s lungs as well.

Jesty’s medical bill is expected to be upwards of S$250,000. Her parents, who are middle-income earners, do not have access to medical subsidies since they are foreigners. They are thus appealing for funds so that Jesty can undergo the crucial operation as soon as possible.

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A member of GIVE.asia has begun an online campaign to raise funds for Jesty’s treatment. Donors have given S$41,444 so far. A campaign organiser, Carolina Lau, said that they hope to raise a total of S$250,000 for Jesty.

Lau assured that all funds raised will go towards paying for Jesty’s medical bills and that the funds will be relayed directly to the hospital by GIVE.asia.

To give, visit: https://give.asia/story/urgent_help_for_jestys_medical_treatment

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