Pingtung raises funds to help cancer-afflicted Indonesian girl

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/26
By: Kuo Chu-chen and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) A community in Gaoshu (高樹) Township, in southern Taiwan’s

Photo courtesy of Cheng's family

Photo courtesy of Cheng’s family

Pingtung County, on Friday announced it has raised more than NT$100,000 (US$3,228) to help a cancer-afflicted Indonesian girl pay for her medical expenses and future plans.

The girl, a third grader in Jiuliao (舊寮) Primary School surnamed Cheng (鄭), was diagnosed with kidney cancer stage 4 recently in Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Cheng was born to a Taiwanese father and an Indonesian mother in Indonesia. She came to live with her grandparents in the southernmost Taiwanese county of Pingtung three years ago.

Cheng’s parents currently work in Indonesia and her grandmother is an ethnic Indonesian.     [FULL  STORY]

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