For a moment, we were lost in disbelief and confusion when we found out that my brother, Rehil Hembrador, also known as Hil, was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He is an earnest, loving father to two children, and a dependable, dear husband to his wife, exerting tremendous hardwork to support them financially and in all other aspects. Never had any of us imagined that a young and viceless man like Hil would go through such a difficult phase. He had never in his life abused nicotine, alcohol, or anything that could harm his health, because he was well aware that his children's future is lying on his shoulders. That's why when the devastating news about his illness came to our family, we were in despair. We didn't know where, when, or how to start helping our beloved Kuya Hil. Nonetheless, we are decided and convinced that we would do everything we can to get him cured.
Because the cancer that started in his lungs has spread to different parts of his body, he got weak and was forced to stop working. We had a hard time sustaining his treatment and medication. When his cancer was found out to have reached stage 4, and as his chances of recovering got lower, our family became hopeless for a moment.
Amidst the doubt and misery, we discovered that a hospital in China named Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou can best cater his healing needs. For him to be able to go through the needed treatment there, he must come back and forth between home and China every three weeks, which is such a heavy load for our middle-class family to carry alone. In addition to the expensive travel itself, each treatment session costs hundreds of thousands of pesos, which causes us to need millions to give Kuya Hil a chance to live and support his family by undergoing all the needed medical care.
This is the reason why we are knocking at your hearts. Any amount you can donate, big or small, will be received by us as an expression of your love and sincere concern, and we are going to be grateful forever for choosing to be part of Kuya Hil's journey to recovery.