Indonesia’s dangdut singing celebrity Julia Perez, often called Jupe, is battling cervical cancer as reported in our old post.
But despite her personal setback, Jupe can be proud of the fact that she has loyal friends around. Seeing Jupeâ€™s suffering, her friends have said they want to offer their help by raising funds for her treatment. One of those who specifically offered her help was sinetron actress Jessica Iskandar.
However, Jupe dismissed such offers of assistance. “I appreciate that Jessica is trying to help me by holding a fundraiser. But the truth is, there are many out there who need help more than me. Iâ€™m not refusing, but I do not think I deserve it because I still feel able,” Jupe said on Thursday night as quoted by Indonesian daily, BeritaSatu.
Jupe said she was fortunate to still have siblings and a family to call on for help, even though sheâ€™s had some difficulty paying off her debt to the hospital for her medical care.
“I still have a family to assist me, so thank God I still have help. And I’m glad that Jessica is ready to help me up if I fall,” she said.
Jupe suggested that Jessica could help by raising money for other women battling cervical cancer. “The cost of treatment for cervical cancer is expensive and certainly costly. Iâ€™d also like to share with them, to ease their suffering,” Jupe said.
“I was going to do a fundraiser to help those who are going through the same thing as me, so it would be great if Jessica could donate the proceeds of her fundraising to help them too.”MYNEWSHUB