"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted" by Aesop
Good day. I pray that you are all in good health as my humble letter reaches you amidst our fight for the covid 19 pandemic situation. I humbly ask you to spare a little of your time to read my plea, my short story, my battle and my earnest prayer for hope for my mother.
I am, Irene H. Cendana, presently residing in Mangaldan, Pangasinan. I am an only child, and have lived quite a very modest life for the past 37 years. A laid back off is not so bad after all. Not until, last February 2020 when our lives were shaken by the sad news of my mother's health condition. My mother, Belinda Halago was diagnosed with Diffused Large B - Cell Lymphoma. A kind of blood cancer that needs combination of chemotherapy and the monoclonal antibody Rituximab.
One of the hardest decisions we have to make was wether to go for natural/ herbal medicines or chemotherapy. My mother who was afraid of the after effect of chemotherapy convinced me to find options of herbal medicines. We went to Manila, attended seminars/ health forum about the herbal but the presented amount to us for entire session was undeniably shocking. Fear started to cloud my mind and heart, I wished during these days I have siblings to help me not only financially but emotionally. I felt alone and helpless. I was completely disheartened and afraid of the fact that I may not be able to sustain my mother's medical expenses. But then, I thought I am currently her source of strength and hope, so even in my weakest moment, I put facade of strength and hope for her.
I sought help from my family and friends to sustain the first phase of herbal medicine. But during her natural treatment, her situation got even worse. Her lymph nodes got bigger and the tumor on her tonsil is continuously growing and she now feels shortness of breathing.
So with so much encouragement, we decided to try chemotherapy instead, but again the presented expenses by the doctors have again shaken my strength. I have also tried to sell fund raising shirts to family and friends to be able to raise the amount of the first session. But the battle has only started. I alone cannot sustain my mother's expenses for the chemo and therapy sessions. More than the physical pain that she is going through, is the pain of a child not being able to give an answer when my mother asked me " When will I start to take Rituximab " is even more striking, just like a lightning strucked directly into my heart as I hold back my tears because a single dose of this cost Php 92,839. 70 for 8 sessions.
With this, a friend suggested me to join this site knocking through the doors of your heart is a daughter who is humbly asking for your help. Sealed along with my plea for assistance is my sincerest " thank you ". I am not losing hope as God always sends his miracle through his angels. I will garner strength in your kindness and this will surely plant a seed of hope for my mother. Again, thank you and Godbless!🙏
Below is my account details:
Account #: 300230300004672
Bank: Robinsons Bank
Irene H. Cendana