The Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, a public welfare organization founded in Taiwan, will be sponsoring the overseas treatment of 18-year-old Donita Uy, a Filipina diagnosed with bone cancer. The foundation’s executive director, Chou Shang-guan, called on the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) in the Philippines Minister Samson Chang during a brief ceremony on December 4, where Donita and her family were granted a sponsorship certificate for treatment, surgery and medication in Taiwan for nine months.
The roundtrip airfare and accommodations will also be provided for by the foundation for the whole Uy family during the course of her medical treatment in Taiwan.
Donita is the first Filipina to receive assistance from Chou Ta Kuan Foundation. They met for the first time in Fabruary in San Juan de Dios Hospital during the foundation’s first mission to the Philippines. They continue to spread their mission and to explore possible areas of cooperation among local welfare groups in the Philippines through the support of Teco.