LOOK: Kiddie party held for young leukemia patients

Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 12 2017 04:11 AM

Children with leukemia were treated to a party by the provincial government of Misamis Oriental on Thursday. Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

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.

Children with leukemia were treated to a party by the provincial government of Misamis Oriental on Thursday. Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

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.

Children with leukemia were treated to a party by the provincial government of Misamis Oriental on Thursday. Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

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.