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Cancer patient from Antipolo asks for help to get chemo meds, ends up walking all the way to Quezon City


A leukemia patient based in Antipolo City ended up walking all the way to Quezon City to get his chemotherapy medicine due to the lack of public transportation on Tuesday.

Anticipating the lack of vehicles due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, Hedel Cruz made a sign in advance asking for help in getting to the treatment facility.

The sign read: "Papuntang Q.C Para Sa Aking Chemo Medicines. Makikisakay po! Salamat."

Hedel shared the sign he made on Facebook with the caption: "Preparing for tomorrow. Tayo-tayo na lang talaga ang magtutulungan. Magtiwala tayo sa kabutihan ng iba sa panahon ng Epidemya."

He told GMA News that some Good Samaritans offered him a ride, but none of them could bring him directly to the city.

As a result, he ended up walking all the way to Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.

READ: Dialysis patients walk to hospitals amid enhanced community quarantine

Under the enhanced community quarantine measures to contain the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), mass public transport has been suspended including tricycles and vehicles under transport network services.

As of Monday night, the Philippines has 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 12 deaths. --Angelica Y. Yang/MGP, GMA News

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