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Nikk Crystel Melocoton is an international student presently living in Melbourne. The 25-year-old Filipina was admitted to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for her chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes, thymus gland, spleen and bone marrow. This type of cancer can affect all these areas as well as other organs throughout the body.

Nikk is one of many international students in Australia who suffered financially when coronavirus hit Australia. She lost her part-time job and used up her savings when Melbourne had to go on prolonged lockdown.

She is now running out of funds unable to pay for rent and everyday living expenses especially because her insurance coverage is not enough to pay for her ongoing treatment. She relies on the generosity of friends and fellow students.

Francesca Pacheco and a couple of friends have set up a GoFundMe account to help raise funds for her treatment and other financial needs.

Pacheco said that any financial help will be much appreciated including prayers to assist in Nikk’s recovery.

“We ask you to search your heart and contribute, even if it’s a little bit…,” said Francesca.

“Thank you so much in advance for all your help. This will be appreciated and mean so much to Nikki,” Francesca added.

Nikk has just started with the first cycle of chemotherapy two weeks ago as she prepares for the next 11 cycles of treatment.

In a video interview with Cecil Byrne, Nikk had this to say: “I need more prayers. I would like to thank everyone especially the Filipino community. I didn’t expect this.”

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