In 2017, Tino has undergone surgery that removed a humongous mass blocking his big intestine and upon biopsy, results confirmed that he has cancer - stage II aggressive COLON CANCER.
He had been on chemo treatment for 6 months post surgery and his medical tests showed no signs of new growths/tumors as confirmed by his regular visits to his doctor.. but on Feb 2019, all that changed..
Stomach pain, loss of appetite + weight loss, among other symptoms, triggered yet another appointment with his oncologist and based on the results of his ultrasound, CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) and CT scan, he was advised to undergo primary cytotoxic chemotherapy IMMEDIATELY for possible liver and lung metastases.
We appeal to your generous and compassionate hearts to please give this 59-year old husband, father of five and grandfather of six, a chance in life by sharing any spare amount you may have to help cover his medical bills.
Please click on the 'Donate Now' button if you'd like to make a contribution via credit/debit card or paypal.
If you prefer to send your financial aid through other options, please email me at [email protected]
Thank you and God Bless!
- Amanda (Tino's eldest)
***LATEST UPDATE as of 31 Oct, 2019***
Thank you for all your help.
Just want to keep you posted on Papa's (Tino) status...
Tino celebrated his 60th birthday ~yes, he is officially a senior citizen :)~ last 13 Sept. Blessedly, he was strong enough to be able to enjoy his birthday celebration with family & friends and for that, we will eternally be grateful to God!
He had several chemo sessions from the time that I started this campaign a few months ago, and from his STAGE IV cancer being diagnosed to have metastasized to his liver, has now gone back to his colon/intestines...
His stomach is bloated due to water retention and hardly has appetite to eat.
He was rushed to the hospital last Monday due to severe pain on his stomach. Although he has been discharged yesterday, his oncologist recommended that he be admitted back to the hospital the soonest time possible for more chemo sessions (with STRONGER MEDS), otherwise the very aggressive cancer cells may altogether block his intestines, making him unable to defecate and release toxins from his body.
We request that you help us pray for Papa's health to improve and your financial aid, though not required, will be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED by our family.
Thank you in advance and I'll post additional pictures when I can.
Amanda (Tino's eldest)
***LATEST UPDATE as of 11 Nov, 2019***
The previous week has been such an eventful and trying time for us and after almost a week of delay, Papa's chemo finally pushed through yesterday (10 Nov).
Your continuous prayers are sincerely appreciated.
*Latest pics uploaded*
Amanda (Tino's eldest)