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I am Stephie, Ryan's fiance. We had plans of getting married this coming November but upon learning of his Leukemia diagnosis last July 25, 2018, we decided to postpone our wedding so we can concentrate on his treatment and recovery. All our wedding savings have now been used up for his intensive chemotherapy treatments and medication.
Since Philadelphia + Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph+ ALL) is an aggressive and a life-threatening disease, doctors has advised him to undergo intensive induction chemotherapy and he had his first chemo session last July 30, 2018. Ever since then, he has been going through all the chemotherapy treatments. After his induction chemotherapy, his blood work and bone marrow biopsy showed very positive results—complete remission, meaning 0% Leukemia cells are left in his blood and bone marrow (thank you Lord). He is now undergoing the 2nd phase, which is consolidation chemotherapy. (He has had about 25 sessions since his first chemo.)
As each day goes by, I am amazed and in awe of how positive and brave Ryan is throughout his treatment. There are times when he feels weak, tired, and about to give up but what keeps him going is his faith and trust in the Lord that everything will work out in the end. I honestly don't know where he finds the strength and courage to fight this everyday battle and I truly admire him for it.
He has always been the brave and independent one, the breadwinner of his family, and now cannot support them as he is unable to work during this time. I admire him that he is still able to smile and persevere despite the many difficulties he has to endure during his chemotherapy.
After his induction and consolidation chemo, his doctors advised him that he needs to have a bone marrow transplant to assure that his cancer will not come back. If Ryan is able to have the bone marrow transplant, the chances of the cancer not coming back is about 70 to 80%, which is a very good prognosis for his aggressive type cancer.
The costs of a bone marrow transplant is very steep, around Php 2 million to Php 2.5 million for the treatment and medicines needed. He also needs to stay in the hospital for a month as it is a very critical time for his health. We also hope that his body will not reject the bone marrow from his donor. We have already asked helped from local government agencies like PCSO, but it is unfortunately not enough to fund his bone marrow transplant.
We truly appreciate all the help that our families (most especially Kim, Shane, Chie, Nino, Mama Lina) and all the kind souls who have given financial, emotional, and spiritual support.
We would definitely appreciate any support you will be able to offer. No amount is too small to help this brave soul fight the greatest battle of his life. We thank you in advance, we will keep you in our everyday thoughts and prayers. Kindly also do say extra prayers for Ryan as it will help him a lot in this battle.
For local bank donations, please deposit to:
BDO Peso Savings Account
Account name: Stephanie Yapnayon
Account number: 004950225807
Continuously prayingUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 12:32 am
Please say extra prayers today as Ryan goes through his stem cell harvest again. God bless you all. We really appreciate all the help you've given us.
Continuously prayingUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 02:33 am
Ryan's chemo and transplant will be postponed for now as he needs to have his stem cells harvested as backup in case his body will not accept the stem cells from his sister, Chie. As of November 28, the harvested stem cells still did not reach the needed counts, so
Kindly say a prayer tonightUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 10:09 am
Hi everyone, humbly asking for prayers again as Ryan will start his 5 day chemotherapy in preparation for transplant. Hope he will have minimal and manageable side effects if any. We thank you Lord for everything.
Transplant DayUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 12:02 pm
Dear everyone, just wanted you all to know that Ryan's transplant will proceed on December 4th. Thank you again to everyone for the support—emotionally, financially, spiritually. Kindly also include Ryan's sister Chie in your prayers as she will be his bone marrow transplant donor. Please pray for her safety and
Kindly say a prayer tonightUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 09:26 am
Hi everyone! Kindly say a prayer tonight for Ryan and his sister Chie, they are awaiting results for their HLA test (to determine if they are a match for bone marrow transplant). Thank you for the continued support and prayers. 🙏 God bless you.
Thank You 💖Update posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 04:04 am
Thank you for the continued support and prayers. Ryan's recent blood tests are looking good. We continue to ask for your prayers. Thank you Lord for everything.
BDO DonationsUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 04:48 am
Heartfelt thank yous goes out to those who have donated to this campaign through BDO as well. We really appreciate all your support and love. Thank you for all your kindness and generosity.
Maraming salamatUpdate posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 05:16 am
October 5, 2018 We are still very grateful for the outpouring of love and support. We'd like to say special thanks to those anonymous donors. Your contributions will go a long way. :)Also, I hope you guys can just deposit through BDO as it's the easier way to transfer funds
Thank You 💖Update posted by Stephie Yapnayon at 09:55 pm
We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from everyone. Thank you to the kind souls who donated, shared our story, said extra prayers. :) We are inching our way to meet our goal. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.We're honored to be fighting this battle