Photos of Leselle Joy Buo, a 21 year-old, Criminology graduate who was diagnosed with Brain Tumor, her friend Princess Razel Jovelo, reached Palawan News about Leselle's condition, asking for help to share her story to gain support for her operation. Photo courtesy Princess Razel Jovelo.

Friends of a 21-year-old criminology graduate of the Palawan State University (PSU) who has a brain tumor are seeking the help of good Samaritans in the city who might be willing to help in raising funds for her operation.

Princess Razel Jovelo, the friend and former classmate of criminology graduate Leselle Joy Buo who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, is appealing for financial help from kind-hearted residents of Puerto Princesa to extend her life.

“Sa may mabubuting puso, baka po kahit konting tulong lang malaking bagay na ‘yon sa kanya and sa family niya. Kahit kaunti lang sana para maabot niya pa ang pangarap niya na dahil sa hindi inaasahang sakit ay maaaring mawala bigla. Hindi po siya nawawalan ng pag-asa na one day matutupad niya po yon. Please share and help hindi lang po financial support, but also prayers,” Jovelo said.

Jovelo said Buo’s condition was discovered when she was hospitalized in October 2019.

On December 25, Buo lost her eyesight because her attending doctor said her tumor enlarged and has affected her eyes. The recommendation was for her to undergo surgery to remove the mass.


Photo courtesy Princess Razel Jovelo.

Jovelo said that the operation and her treatment may cost around P84,000. However, Buo’s family could not afford to provide the amount because her mother is a housewife and their source of income was only her father’s salary as a barangay tanod.

As her friends, Jovelo said they also tried to give financial support but what they have is not enough to provide her needs.

Jovelo described Buo as a cheerful and generous friend who is always there for them through thick and thin no matter what the occasion or event is. Her being optimistic never changed until the day she was hospitalized and lost her eyesight.

“Noong nag-aaral pa siya, masigla siyang tao, palatawa, magaling makisama. Hindi madamot kasi kapag meron siya madaling lapitan. Noong nag-graduate na siya hindi niya pa ganoon naramramdaman ‘yong sakit pero noong nag-second year college na kami, madalas talaga sumakit ulo niya kaya nga nagpasalamin siya. Pero di pa din nawawala sakit ng ulo niya lalo pang sinusumpong siya,” she said.

Currently, Buo is staying at home in Barangay Tagburos with her family taking care of her.

To those who wish to help, you may reach Jovelo at 09197035767.


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