FOR MY KAKA FELISA DE GUIA-VEBAYO
My Kaka (ate) was diagnosed with breast CA stage 3c in 2012 months after our 76-year old father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. She is 48 years old. She went through chemo and radiation therapy and was on remission for 5 years. She paid for her treatments with a little help from our family, her meager salary as an NGO worker at the Catholic Ministry for Deaf People, and assistance from PCSO. She was able to go back to work and did everything to help their deaf scholars but she had to stop working when her cancer came back this year and was confirmed to be on Stage 4 (spread through her bones, lungs and liver) on Nov 3, 2017. She is in extreme and constant pain but she is fighting for her life so we are exploring ways for her to get treatment which can ease her pain and prolong her life. A very positive and helpful oncologist gave us a ray of hope when he came up with a treatment plan for my sister – a bit expensive but who wouldn’t try anything and everything to help save a loved one? She has a 12-year old daughter, too young to be seeing her mother agonizing in pain. May you please help us in any way you can to sustain my Kaka’s chemo treatment and medications? Tending to 2 cancer patients in the family is fast draining our resources and we rely primarily on my salary as a teacher. Our family would greatly appreciate any financial help you can extend to us. Thank you very much.