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Help Annie, young girl with Osteosarcoma
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Annie Joy is a young girl (16) who is suffering from Osteosarcoma, that kind of cancer common among younger people where they will have to cut your legs off to stop the cancer from spreading.  I am writing to you because she badly needs help and ...

Annie Joy is a young girl (16) who is suffering from Osteosarcoma, that kind of cancer common among younger people where they will have to cut your legs off to stop the cancer from spreading. 

I am writing to you because she badly needs help and currently, she is lying in a public hospital without being given any form of medical attention simply because they have no money for any treatment.

Annie Joy is my cousin. Since her parents are penniless (work tilling the soil for some farm owners), she went and stayed with us last year (2013) to babysit my niece. In exchange for her babysitting, we sent her to school and basically provided for her meals and other basic needs. She is family, afterall.

Annie, when she was still fine, with the kids and my sister

Around October 2013, she started feeling, which she described, some sort of muscle pain around her right knee which would just go away. So she just took pain killers for it.

In December 2013, this pain started to become more frequent but still not the everyday type frequency. We went to see a doctor but the doctor just gave us medicines, antibiotics and told us to apply warm compress on the area.

But alas! It did not work. In February 2014, Annie started limping. Since we live on the countryside, we had little to no resources to understand what is happening nor did we have reliable hospitals and specialists and travelling to the city would be very expensive. We waited for her to finish school (she graduated high school in March 2014) and then she went home to her parents to rest and we were thinking she could get more organic vegetables in their area.  

She visited us again towards the end of April 2014 and to our surpise, she looked like this already. Our hearts sank. So thin and frail but still projects a happy vibe. 

Around early May 2014, the tumor on her knee has grown this big.

We gathered little financial help from friends and family to bring her to a city hospital and undergo biopsy and without a doubt, the doctor has just told us that Annie has to undergo amputation and chemotherapy. With this, we badly need your help to be able to raise $2,000 for her operation (amputation of her right leg) and chemotherapy. We will be sincerely grateful for any help you can offer. 

Today, Annie is just on a hospital bed without any medical attention. The hospital won't provide her anything because we have no money to get started on the treatment. She is too young and too full of hope. The good thing about her is that she is still keeping her faith, still manages to smile. 

Annie July 2014, the tumor has grown twice as big as compared to last April.

Please include her in your prayers. 

For more information or details, you can reach me (Tiffany) at tif_gonzalez@yahoo.com or (632) 0917-8685079

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