Maine Mendoza to Help Teen with Cyst after Seeing His Cousin’s Appeal Online


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MANILA, Philippines – Maine Mendoza is among the most popular young stars of this generation in the Philippines but this young lady is making waves recently on social media after a young woman revealed that the ‘Kalyeserye’ star offered to help pay a young man’s medical bills.
Maine Mendoza to Help Teen with Cyst after Seeing His Cousin’s Appeal Online

Going by the handle @cessxxii on Twitter, the young lady posted photos of her sick cousin EJ who has been blind for a long time.

Maine Mendoza to help AJ Panabo teen with cyst
Photo credit: Twitter / @cessxxii

The Twitter user also shared a screenshot of a Facebook post that explained what happened to EJ, identified in the post as AJ Panabo. In this Facebook post by a certain Claudette, it was revealed that EJ had been diagnosed with cyst on his face when he was 7 years old.

Maine Mendoza to help AJ Panabo teen with cyst
Photo credit: Twitter / @cessxxii

Sometime after the diagnosis was made, EJ underwent an operation at Tagum Hospital in Tagum City, Davao del Norte but while the first operation was a success, another cyst grew in its place. This led to EJ’s face becoming disfigured; he had also become blind but though he has been suffering for many years, the now 18-year-old EJ remains a cheerful, smart young man.

EJ’s family and friends, including @cessxxii, are trying their best to raise funds so he could undergo an operation abroad because no hospital in the Philippines is capable of handling his condition; however, this entails a lot of money.

After @cessxxii posted the appeal, Maine (@mainedcm) privately messaged her to offer help. She asked whether there was a crowdfunding campaign where she could send help or if there was another way to donate privately, perhaps meeting the teen’s mother.

Maine Mendoza to help AJ Panabo teen with cyst
Photo credit: Twitter / @cessxxii
Maine Mendoza to help AJ Panabo teen with cyst
Photo credit: Twitter / @cessxxii

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Overwhelmed by the offer of support from a popular young star, @cessxxii couldn’t help but post a screenshot of Maine’s message.

Maine Mendoza to help AJ Panabo teen with cyst
Photo credit: Twitter / @cessxxii

Later on, Maine retweeted @cessxxii’s post and urged everyone to help so that EJ can undergo the much-needed surgery.


For donations or more information, you can contact EJ’s mother Erna Saturinas through the following numbers:

TM: 09353661667
SMART: 09097124153

—Danielle Ramos, The Summit Express


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