In June Justin started feeling sick with a fever. For weeks he'd had a persistent cough and had lost 22 pounds - more than a third of his weight. When doctors performed an x-ray, they saw that he had a spot (nodule) on his lung and diagnosed him with pulmonary tuberculosis. His treatment requires that he take medication for six months and have a daily supply of the nutritional support drink Pediasure to increase his caloric intake and boost his immune system to ensure that he can make a full recovery.
Justin has a brother and two sisters. His father is the sole earner for the family and makes his living employed as an auto-rickshaw (three-wheeler) driver. The COVID-19 shutdown has forced him to stop working and with no income there is no way the family can afford Justin's medication.
The Tondo site has requested $617.78 to cover the cost of the medication and nutritional drink to help with Justin's recovery.
Funding Request: $617.78
Critical Need: PTM0820
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.