Thursday, August 14, 2008

Francis Magalona diagnosed with leukemia, urgently needs blood donations
Bong Godinez
Philippine Entertainment Portal

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) received information earlier today, August 13, that rapper-songwriter Francis Magalona has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs the help of blood donors.

Pupil band manager and Francis's good friend Day Cabuhat told PEP in a phone interview that any blood type and platelets will be accepted. [Subject to medical requirements, of course.]

"Donations may be made at the lower ground level of The Medical City in the name of Francis Magalona," relayed Day.

The Medical City is located along Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City.

Friends and relatives organized a blood donation drive to help the popular singer's cause. They're also asking friends from the media to spread the word regarding Francis's condition to encourage people to turn up and donate blood.
Those who cannot donate are urged to pray for strength, courage, and healing for him, his family and friends especially during this difficult time.

* You can also visit Francis' Multiply site and leave encouraging posts for him and his family also.
** Photograph taken by Noel Orsal for P.E.P.

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