Update: Concert for a Cause for Donna

Donna Canuto Cuaresma, 20, was once a dance trainer of the youth in Isabela, Philippines.  She was also the president of a religious youth organization in her community.

“Donna was an active athlete in the field of dancing while high school,” added Rufina Canuto Killip, Donna’s aunt, on crowd-sourcing site Indiegogo.

However her liveliness turned gray when she was diagnosed with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney disease secondary to Lupus Nephritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks normal body tissues. The illness has already affected her heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Donna’s kidneys have deteriorated and a transplant is needed to save her life.



She is having a regular weekly dialysis at St. John Biocare and at the Dialysis Center in Quezon City. She also does workups for the needed transplant at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute.

According to her aunt, Donna needs P20, 500/mo. for dialysis, P40, 000/mo. for medicines, and P150, 000.00 for work-up. For the transplant, the needed amount is yet to be identified. 

Donna's mother Maximina Babtoog Canuto- Cuaresma is originally from Bagnen and Guinsadan, Bauko, Mountain Province. She teaches at Quezon Public High School. 

 We have spent all our savings and not to mention of the number of debts we have, shared Rufina who manages the online fund-raising event. We also solicited financial help from friends and relatives.

In an update posted November 12, Rufina narrated that Her sister is the one with her now in the hospital to look after her while it’s her school semestral break for her mom is going back to work starting today. When Donna’s sister goes back to school next week, their dad will take over to look after her.

“I come to knock at the door of people with open heart to give,” appeals Rufina.
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Donna needs our love. She deserves to more days to celebrate with us. Let us all help each other in giving her hope. Donna needs our love. Donna's hope is you....


Rufina Canuto Killip on Facebook: for more information about Donna

Donna Cuaresma on Facebook: for message of hope for her

Indiegogo Fundraising site: to donate $1, $5, $10 online

PNB Bank Transfer:

Maximina C. Cuaresma

Mallig Plains Branch
Acct. no.3436-5570-0017

Land Bank Transfer:

Maximina C. Cuaresma 

Roxas, Isabela, Philippines
Acct. no. 0856-000-290