This is a fundraiser for my friend's father, who is 58 year old. He has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is cancer affecting the lymphoid and immune system of the human body. The patient has been suffering from complaints of loss of appetite, general weakness and lymph node masses in the groins for the last few months.
My friend, who is a nurse, is the only earning member in the family and has to support a family of 4.
The cost of the chemotherapy treatment appears to be quite exorbitant depending on the drugs used and the response that the patient's body gives, which is difficult for her to manage, being the sole earning member.