A former The Voice Teens contestant asks for help after he acquired a rare disease called Lewis- Sumner syndrome.
The family DJ Caolie from Team Bamboo or Camp Kawayan appeals to the public for financial assistance.
According to netizen Paula Elieze Martinez, Duen’s medication could cost up to P360,000.
“Ang diagnosis nya daw po ay Lewis- Sumner syndrome, which is a rare neurological disease, this is acquired condition and the main cause is unknown, though di na need ng surgery but the treatment and medication is quite expensive. Ivig -18k 4x a day for 5 days =360k di pa po kasama yung ibang expenses tapos may continuation pa na treatment every 6 weeks,” she said.
According to rarediseases.com, “Lewis-Sumner syndrome (also known as multifocal acquired demyelinating sensory and motor neuropathy) is a neurological condition affecting primarily the arms and hands (upper limbs).”
Before his diagnosis, he also suffered from sciatica, nerve pain in the leg caused by irritation and/or compression of the sciatic nerve. As a result, he was not able to walk for almost a year now.
Former The Voice Teens contestant asks help for rare disease treatment
Dubbed as the ‘Inspiradong Anak ng Nueva Ecija,’ DJ joined The Voice Teens with the hope of helping his parents get out of poverty.
He passed the auditions and joined rockstar Bamboo’s Camp Kawayan. However, he was eliminated during the sing-offs.
He graduated BS in Psychology from Central Luzon State University and has worked since to support his family. Despite his condition, he still sings whenever he can to entertain people.
Different fundraising projects were launched for the former The Voice Teen contestant. For those who are willing to help, kindly send it to :
Duen Jezar Caoile
0965 899 8397 /09951525133
Eastwest: 4375 0701 0785 5001
The Voice of the Philippines is a Philippine reality television singing competition on ABS-CBN. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol as part of The Voice franchise.