BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Four-year-old Mckenzie Uzielle L. Canada is fighting for her life, having been diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis, an incurable rare autoimmune disease that causes skin rashes, inflammation, and weakening of muscles that currently.
Her family, however, has not given up on her and had in fact created a Go Fund Me account, especially after her condition worsened due to sepsis secondary to pneumonia.
June Thomas “JT” Lirio, McKenzie’s uncle, had posted on Facebook the little girl’s situation and sought the help of DNX, which also helped spread awareness through its Oplan Bulig.
“On behalf of McKie’s family, we deeply appreciate the help of DNX. Through this platform, we were not only able to spread awareness about her condition but also it bridges a lot of support – spiritually and financially,” JT said.
According to a Facebook post whose link is sent to DNX, McKenzie was admitted to a private hospital last 31 July 2023 and was intubated in the Intensive Care Unit.
Her medications included high dosages of steroids and IVIG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin) which cost P37,000 per vial.
She needed a total of 10 vials for her treatment and she has been in and out of the hospital for the past few months because of her condition.
The FB post added that her hospital bill now running at P612,000, and is still rising.
For those willing to send donations, they can course it through the GCash account of her aunt, Camille Bianca Jurado, 09054056485, or via Camille’s BPI account 9189294015.