In April 2018, Telek was diagnosed with terminal cancer on his mouth and needed immediate medical attention. Through the help of Lamana Gold Club and PNGFM LTD through its radio stations NAUFM, YUMIFM & LEGENDFM, a fundraiser was held and funds were raised towards this.
“The operation was successful and we are thankful,” said PNGFM.
“However, he needs additional funds to go back for reconstructive mouth surgery by June. We need to raise K80,000 for this.”
Therefore a fundraiser featuring the Painim Wok Band will be hosted in two weeks’ time.