We don't know how STRONG we really are until being STRONG is the ONLY CHOICE I have.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia last February 20, 2017. I have always been a bubbly and brilliant person. Prior to my diagnosis, last February 9, 2017, I had contacted amoebiasis and rushed to DLSU Medical Center in Cavite. My blood tests showed my WBC were very elevated and my blood sample has "immature cells". The ER doctor advised me to consult a hematologist immediately for this and since there's only one hematologist in Cavite, I decided to consult in St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City.
In my consultation with the hematologist, I was initially dianosed with CML but still, I need to have further tests. On Valentine's Day, I undergone Bone Marrow Aspiration and FISH test to further diagnose the initial findings. Few days passed, my lab results turned out I was positive with CML. My doctor prescribed me to start oral chemo immediately. For the past month, I've been taking hydroxyurea and some other medications. I experienced few side effects such as nausea, headaches, vomiting, and drying of some parts of my body. Every Monday, I have been having CBC and follow up with my doctor.
Now that I'm done with hydroxyurea, I need to start my medication ASAP with Nilotinib (Tasigna). For medical assistance, I sought the financial aid (OATH) program of Novartis but only 50% of the annual costs will be covered and so with his, I am humbly asking for your assistance.
To set the tone lighter, according to the doctor who looked at my condition, leukemia, nowadays, can be treated as long as the required medication can be provided accordingly and in a timely manner.
Your help will be greatly appreciated. Help me to spread the word via social media or say a little prayer for me and for my family. Any kind help would be very much appreciated.
I am knocking every good heart who can share a little of their blessings. Even the little can go a long way!
Details of required cost (on personal account) per quarter:
Q1 - PHP 297,000 | Q2 - PHP 297,000 | Q3 - PHP 291,000 | Q4 - PHP 291,000
Total annual cost on personal account: PHP 1,176,000
BPI acct #: 3769135161
BDO acct #: 006980324984