Ex-call center worker calls out for help-A A +A
Sunday, April 17, 2011
A CALL center agent stopped from working to go under the knife for breast cancer.
Financially drained by the costs of surgery and hospitalization, 31-year-old Janice Himmoldang appealed last week for support to sustain her medication while temporarily working as a helper in a “wagwag” store in Baguio.
She wants to resume call center work as her family “is economically insufficient,” said social welfare assistant Feverly Dionesio of the municipal social welfare and development office of Tuba, Benguet.
“[Her] father works as a laborer in their place while [her] mother is not capable to work because she is recovering from stroke,” Dionesio said.
Until her illness was diagnosed, Janice’s call center pay helped cover the school fees of her brother and the needs of her three-year-old niece, a special child.
In a way she feels lucky as her doctors did not advise chemotherapy after the mastectomy last March 11. She, however, has to take in anti-cancer drugs for sometime.
Janice, who lives at Km. 6, Asin Rd., Tuba, Benguet, can be contacted at cell phone number 09079784854. (Ramon Dacawi)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 18, 2011.