Treatment: May 2020 until September 2020
Learning that our daughter has cancer makes us feel like our world has been turned upside down. Our initial thoughts were "How could this happen to my child?" and "How will we get through this?"
In February 2020, our daughter, Alexa Stephanie Cavite, felt chest & back pains, shortness of breath and unexplainable body malaise. We immediately consulted a physician to arm ourselves with information about her condition. Alexa had undergone laboratory tests. Her chest x-ray found a Right Hilar-Paratracheal mass and her CT scan result was interpreted an enlarge thymus. Our ignorance or lack of understanding of this illness opted us a 2nd Opinion. We consulted other physicians who requested repeat laboratory tests, CT Scan of the chest was done which showed a heterogeneously enhancing cystic solid mass in the anterior mediastinum (5.6 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm) this may represent a Thymoma; Lymphoma was also considered. Core needle biopsy done showed small round cell tumor with morphologic features of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
On April 16, 2020 a day after her 16th Birthday, Alexa was rushed to the hospital due to dry cough and difficulty of breathing. Upon admission, laboratory work-up was done and she was monitored for difficulty of breathing and other unusualities. CT scan of chest was done and there was an interval increase in size of the mediastinal mass ( 7.3 x 9.7 x 8.6 cm) as compared on the previous (5.6 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm) and a moderate pericardial effusion was noted. Because of these findings her hema-oncologist urgently scheduled a 2D-echo and bone marrow aspiration & intrathecal chemotherapy followed by an IV chemotherapy (initial dose).
Starting May 4, she undergo chemotherapy twice a month for about 5 months.
It is still a long hurdle and we beg earnestly for your kind hearts in financial support and raise funds to help our daughter, Alexa continue her chemotherapy treatment and give her a chance to live and pursue her life’s dreams. We would greatly appreciate if you help us save the life of our only daughter.
You may donate through bank transfer DIRECTLY here and every ounce of donation will be forever appreciated! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Account Name: Shinette Cavite
Landbank of the Philippines (LBP): 510 767 8397
Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI): 205 925 1034
GCash: 0916 249 1278
Paymaya: 0916 249 1278
OR you may also donate here in gogetfunding instead of directly sending money through bank transfer.
This campaign is also available in https://www.airfunding.net/project/91088. You may support both campaigns or either of these.
Image of her X-Ray result, CT Scan Report (April 15, 2020) and Tissue Report (April 15, 2020) accordingly: