A netizen seeks help for 78-year-old Stage 1 Bone Cancer patient she met at Robinson’s Malate

A heartwarming post by netizen Cindy Ocampo about the story of Perlita M. Istures, 78, is being shared online with the intention to help the sickly old lady.

Ocampo was in Wendy’s Hamburgers at Robinson’s Malate yesterday when she noticed Nanay Perlita sitting quietly at one of the tables. The old lady was alone, and seemed to be waiting for something. What pinched her heart was the fact that she was frail and ailing, so Ocampo bought her food and started talking to her. Ocampo learned that she was there to wait for her radiation therapy scheduled at 8 p.m. at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). Nanay Perlita has Stage 1 Bone Cancer. She doesn’t have kids, only a 15-year-old niece. She traveled from Angat, Bulacan to Manila to receive free treatment from a old classmate’s oncologist son.

Right there and then, Ocampo knew she wanted to do something to help Nanay Perlita. She handed out a small amount of money for her to use. She decided to post her story on social media to reach out to kind and compassionate people and eventually get more assistance. And as good deed begets another good deed, another kind soul symphatized with Nanay Perlita and sent a bucket of chicken to her table.

Read her full post below:

Screengrab from Facebook / Cindy Ocampo
Screengrab from Facebook / Cindy Ocampo

Photos of Nanay Perlita as posted by Cindy Ocampo:

Photo Credit: Facebook / Cindy Ocampo
Photo Credit: Facebook / Cindy Ocampo

To anybody whose heart is touched by the story of Nanay Perlita and would like to reach out to her and offer assistance of any kind, you may find her at Wendy’s Robinson’s Malate every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Her address: Brgy Taboc Angat Bulacan
Her contact number is the cellphone number of her neighbor Liza 09184383101.

Written by Jas Cruzada

A single mom who loves to read poetry, manga, and anything interesting. Loves writing, listening to music, watching feel-good movies, and pigging out. A self-confessed Naruto addict, ex-OFW, and loving mother to a smart little boy.

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