A boy has started selling handmade bracelets to help pay for his chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with spinal cancer.
A cancerous growth was found on Kevin Arturo’s spine in May 2019 after he was admitted to hospital with crippling back pain that prevented him from being able to walk, according to reports.
The teenager and his mother, from the city of Culiacan in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, had to travel to a hospital in Guadalajara to undergo surgery.
Reports said that Kevin had two vertebras removed during the procedure and has been unable to walk since then. He also needed a colostomy as he suffered from gastrointestinal problems.
The 14-year-old patient and his mother Ana Lizarraga have started to produce handmade bracelets to help pay for the chemotherapy needed to prevent the cancer from coming back.
According to local media, Lizarraga works as a secretary at the University of Sinaloa, but she struggles to pay for Kevin’s cancer treatment she has four other children who also depend on her.
Lizarraga wrote on Facebook: “Bracelets for a good cause for only 40 MXP (1.6 GBP), all the money we collect from them will be used to pay for treatment and materials.”
The mum also said that she accepts online orders and will deliver the items anywhere in the city of Sinaloa.
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