People looking for substance by reaching out to others in need may want to take on the fight of Mordayne Gaye Naslangen, a 6-year old vegetable farmer’s daughter from Sinto, Bauko, Mt. Province who is into a protracted and expensive battle against acute lymphocytic leukemia or cancer of the blood.
Their own suffering failed to deter members of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Hemodialysis Association from propping up the girl through a P20,000 fund they allotted for her from their annual fun-run last year.
“We are all in need of continuous fund support to sustain regular dialysis for ourselves and relatives, yet we also need to reach out to the more vulnerable and needy like Mordayne,” explained association past president Nora Mang-usan.
Mang-usan, a social worker at the BGHMC, took over the reins of the dialysis association last year to be able to cope the loss of her husband who died of complications of kidney illness last year.
“Coping means being able to help other people despite your own suffering,” she said after the association set aside the amount from its earning in the annual Baguio Day Fun Run that city mayor Mauricio Domogan directed as an annual event to support dialysis patients’ lifetime treatment sessions from twice to thrice a week.
“It’s comforting to remind yourself of being human by reaching out to others in need,” she said.
Mordayne, the eldest of three children of vegetable farm workers Martes and Domarlyn Naslangen, was diagnosed for leukemia last year and was given a protracted and expensive treatment protocol that the family could not sustain without support.
The dialysis association has so far spent P10,000 for the girl and has issued an appeal for other individual and group Samaritans to take in their girl’s fight.
People who can help may ring up Domarlyn’s cellphone number (09204686783) or this writer’s (09167778193)./Ramon Dacawi.