A Lesson from Ludya, an Elderly Woman Suffering from Cancer

Ludya (74), a patient assisted by the Mobile Social Rescue program was called by Allah because of cancer. Even so, the generosity of the community through ACT Sulsel continues to flow to Ludya. Currently, the ACT South Sulawesi team is rebuilding Ludya's house, which began in mid-November 2020.

A Lesson from Ludya, an Elderly Woman Suffering from Cancer' photo
Construction of Ludya's house. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MAKASSAR - There are many lessons to be learned from Ludya's struggle (74). The resident of Rappocini District, Makassar City has been a patient assisted by the Mobile Social Rescue program since last October.

Despite suffering from cancer, Ludya still worked hard. He sells bamboo to increase family income. The wages are not much, only Rp.10 thousand - Rp.20 thousand. In fact, he had to travel up to 10 kilometers from Jalan Hertasning to Jalan Sabutung Paotere carrying a cart filled with bamboo.⁣⁣⁣

All of Ludya's hard work and passion are now etched in the memories. He was called the Creator in early November. Firman from the ACT South Sulawesi Program Team explained that Ludya had been suffering from acute breast cancer for three years. Although he has routinely treated using the BPJS, on several occasions he was unable to come to the hospital to continue his treatment due to transportation costs.

"We routinely assist and pay for Grandma Ludya's treatment at the UNHAS Hospital. Apart from that, ACT also provided food assistance to meet the needs of Grandma Ludya and her family. The team also opened a program for the construction of Ludya's grandmother's family residence, ”said Firman, Wednesday (25/11).

Unexpectedly, the generosity of the community through ACT Sulsel continues to flow to Ludya. The team is still continuing to renovate Ludya's house. According to Firman, currently the renovation process has been running 90 percent and is waiting for the completion of the MCK.

Previously, Ludya lived with her husband and three children in a modest house measuring 3x5 meters. The family also expressed their gratitude for the kindness of the generous people who supported Ludya's recovery so far. []

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