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Feb 2, 2015

Fundraising Effort for Ten-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Cleyon Marage

Ten year old Cleyon Marage Junior is on the road to recover, but he still needs your help to make it to his schedule monthly chemo appointments in Merida. You first learnt about Cleyon back in September of last year when doctors locally had given up on him. He was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia and needed five thousand dollars monthly to travel out of the country for eighteen months for medical attention. Well six months have passed and he is doing much better; in fact, the doctors in Merida have decided to provide him with free chemo. That reduced his expenses significantly, but he still needs to raise two thousand dollars monthly for other incidentals. His mother, Clovis Matura, is having a turkey dinner sale at the Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence on Friday and she came to News Five’s studio today asking for support from the public.

 

Clovis Matura, Mother of Cleyon Marage Jr.

“I di have the fundraising to raise funds to take Cleyon for chemo to Merida. He is supposed to go on Wednesday, but unfortunately we do not have the funds so we are doing the sale and we will have to push the trip back until we get the funds to go.”

 

Duane Moody

“What is the amount that he needs to raise and what is he going to get in Merida?”

 

Clovis Matura

Clovis Matura

“The amount we are trying to get is two thousand dollars and when he reaches in Merida, he will be there for a week and he will be receiving chemo.”

 

Duane Moody

“I think we have some good news; he is receiving the chemo for free, but you still have to cater for other things.”

 

Clovis Matura

“Yes, we need to find funding for the traveling for the bus to pay the hospital bill. The chemo is free, but we still have to pay the hospital stay; medicine, food.”

 

Duane Moody

“That aside, he has been good…no longer swollen and things like that.”

 

Clovis Matura

“Yes, he is doing better. He is okay, he is happy, he is active; he is looking like himself before he got sick. So we need to continue his treatment for twelve ore months.”

 

Duane Moody

“So what is the next step from here?”

 

Clovis Matura

“He will continue to receive chemotherapy for twelve more months. He already received six months in Merida. He was to do a bone marrow transplant. The hospital in Chicago said that they could treat him, but they did not say that they would pay for the treatment so for that reason we are unable to go.”

 

Tickets are for eight dollars.  You can get in contact with Matura at 665-0190. You can also make deposits at Atlantic Bank account number 211-029-830, Holy Redeemer Credit Union account number 52-770 or Scotia Bank account number 910-7868. 

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