My name is Carlos, it will only take at-least a minute to read our campaign, so if it's not too much of a bother then please help us share
My Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 Rectal Cancer just a week after he was luckily immediately rushed to the hospital by our neighbors who have saved my Father's life. I wasn't able to do anything, I was in the Philippines working, my Dad was living alone in Canada, and if not for the kindness of our acquaintances who even took care of my Dad, then I don't know where we would have been.
We are anticipating the start of my Dad'd surgeries at the end of March and would be the start of his recovery, our fees are already mounting although we can manage for now, although his surgeries are close and approaching and our Doctor adviced us to prepare a huge amount (approximately USD/$5000), we would need help getting this amount as a start.
Your generosity can really help us, if you can donate any amount to us then it would really help, if you could help us share then it's really a huge help, thank you for all the prayers I hope you could stick with us till the end everyone God Bless.
Lab results showed a 4cm large tumor in his rectum area, he was immediately recommended by the doctor that he subsequently went for CT and MRI scans, in which they found multiple shadows in his right lope liver. And in his PET scan confirmed 6 metastases in the liver.
He was consulted to a couple specialists then on for rectum and liver surgeries and two oncologists visits. The estimated medical fees are overwhelming for all of us alone. He will need three surgeries in total, the first one, already due next month, either March 21 or 30 which include follow up rectum and liver resections and ileostomy reversal, followed by six months of chemotherapy with targeted therapy. PET scans will also be needed regularly during chemotherapy to check how his body responds to the drugs. Further treatments may be required after the chemotherapy as we are told and from there on the path for recovery will be determined down the road depending on how his body handles.
Our insurance is only covering a fraction of the cost - 10 to 15% of the estimated costs depending on how the various fees are classified and depending on how the hospital may assist us - and the rest will be self-finances. Mang Kiko has been moved to a public hospital and registered there. (The public hospitals in here has a long waiting list). Even given the urgency of this case, he was given a waiting time of 4 to 6 weeks for the surgeries(may take longer), and we have not been given an appointment with an oncologist from the public hospital so far and are told to wait for his call, adding a further 4 to 6 weeks(may also take longer). Nevertheless, we are told that the hospital may or may not cover the costs for chemotherapy and targeted therapy depending on the drugs he will need, something we are hoping for.
The Costs (these are just estimates listed for us)
We were told that the three surgeries will cost around $600,000 from recent cases like ours. The chemotherapy with targeted therapy will be around $201,200 for six months. (These are only for the initial treatments and do not include all on-going costs including doctor’s consultation fees, scans and tests). The breakdown of the foreseeable medical costs are:
Rectum and liver resections = $67,000
Ileostomy reversal = $10,000
Chemotherapy for six months = $124,000
($10,000 per dose for 12 doses)
Targeted therapy for six months = $77,500
($6,500 per dose for 12 doses)
*The costs for chemotherapy and targeted therapy vary depending on how his body responds to it. But these are the treatments suggested by his oncologist for now and we need to figure it out from there depending on how it goes.
"This fundraiser for one of our little community's appreciated and very needed member who is in need right now, we would like to hide his full name for the time being, but to our family and in our little town he is known simply as Mang Kiko, so let us call him that for now, he used to be our subdivision guard/bus driver/driver and working many other community services, he was sadly unfortunate to catch the virus last August(his doctor is unsure but they said this may have complicated his health), al though he came back healthy a month after that and immediately begun working against suggestions from his doctor, it didn't really post much attention. He is very much close to our community which are mostly Filipinos and , he is a good person. No one expected it when he was rushed to the ER in October."
"Mang Kiko has always been healthy for as long as we all know him. He’s
hardworking and always been out in the sun, sweeping the streets or
carrying heavy objects he's the last person you could have thought wouldbe sick so this must just be an obstacle God has given him