Family of five year old Juan Carlos Chavez raising funds for Cancer Treatment

Juan Carlos ChavezThe family of five year old Juan Carlos Chavez, who is battling cancer is raising funds for his treatment and asking you for assistance. Juan Carlos was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia- a cancer of the blood and bone marrow —where blood cells are made. It is the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. His chemotherapy was delayed however, since he had inflammation in his heart. He is now receiving treatment at the National Pediatric Oncology Unit in Guatemala, but it is costly. Each bag of blood costs 1, 400 quetzales (approximately BZ $385) and for the chemotherapy alone he has already used four. As a fundraiser, a radio-thon and Bar Be Cue sale will be held on this coming Saturday in Orange Walk Town. Pre-orders in support of Juan Carlos can be made at 6215678 or 6698761. If anyone is interested in financially assisting this young warrior battle cancer a deposit can be made at Atlantic Bank account number: 211364192.

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