HIGHLIGHT: The act of generosity of unknown people touched a Filipina domestic worker's heart. She thanked the donors who helped fund her son's operation to remove cancer tumors.
A 3o-year-old domestic worker in Singapore expressed her heartfelt gratitude to people who made the treatment of her son possible. Mariza Canete was relieved when his son who is sick with bone cancer was finally operated through funds raised amounting to S$63,000 or P2.1 million.
Canete's son Dave, 10 years old, underwent operation to remove the fatal tumor in his left leg. The operation lasted for 9 hours, which however did not fully make him cancer-free.
According to his mother, Dave breathed a sigh of relief after the operation last Friday, “Yes! This is finally over,” he said.
The fund raising was initiated by Canete’s employer, Attorney Isabelle Claisse, and her friend, Adam Reynolds. They went to as far as shaving their heads and managed to gather S$30,000 or about P1 million. Claisse also launched two campaigns on Indiegogo’s charity platform Generosity, an American crowd funding site.
“I do not know most of the people who have donated, but this is proof that there are a lot of good people in this world. I am so thankful and so blessed,” the Filipina said in an interview.
Canete's husband left work in Saudi Arabia to care for Dave in the hospital.
For several weeks, their son, will be subjected to therapies and other treatments.