CAGAYAN DE ORO - The provincial government of Misamis Oriental on Thursday treated 120 kids with leukemia to a children's party.
Complete with balloons, gifts and a performance from a magician, the children from various of Mindanao spent the day enjoying themselves to treats.
Four-year-old John Kenneth Montejo, who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 2 years old, also celebrated his birthday during the party and was given a birthday cake.
His father, Jose Ronnie, was happy that for a while, his child forgot the pains of his illness.
Regzel Clarabal, president of Leukemia Patients and Parents Organization (LEUPAPO), said their organization is trying to hold recreational activities for their patients at least once a month to help them.