My son Aldrich Abordo is only 21 years old. He is kind, gentleman, a very loving and supportive son and friend. He was suppose to start his journey in life, but just a few months before he graduated from college he is diagnosed with LYMPHOMA which is a cancer of lymphatic system. He has a lot of plans and dreams for me and her sisters. He wanted to help me in every way he can especially in the education of his siblings. I am a single parent of 3 and he is my eldest and only son.
In November 2019 we went to see a doctor because his cough and colds usually gets better but after a few weeks it comes back. When we went to see a pulmonologist, we were immediately ask to undergo Xray and CTScan to determine the cause. The result found is that he has cancer - LYMPHOMA. He underwent 8 chemotheraphy sessions last year (2020) but because of financial problem and the pandemic he was not able receive his chemotheraphy on designated time. (March 14, 2020 is his initial chemo and it was suppose to be followed with another one two weeks after, but due to pandemic lock downs he get his 2nd chemo July 2020, Then we waited for another month for his 3rd session which happen August). Due to delays on his medication, we were informed that the cancer cells becomes immune to the medicines that was given to him and it did not respond well. So the findings now is RECURRING CANCER which is very heartbreaking as a mother who will do everything for her children. I spent almost all my savings, ask friends and relatives for help and took a lot of loans just to pay for his chemotheraphy. So, hearing that he is not yet healed even after undergoing medication is really hard for him and me. Eventhough it is frustrating, we still believe that GOD has reasons and purpose for everything. We remain positive and strong. We will continue to face the battle until he gets well.
He was operated last January to get the lump in his neck since it's getting bigger and it's giving him hard time breathing. During this time, we have to stay in the hospital longer because I need to raise the money for his discharge. God created a miracle! A few good people helped so we were able to pay the hospital bill and go home.
Now, he was suppose to start his new set of chemotheraphy last February 2021 but since it's a different and more expensive medicine I went to different institutions to seek help, but most of them don't have budgets to help us get through due to pandemic. Until now, my son was not able to start his chemotheraphy because of the financial problem that we are facing.
We are knocking though your kind heart and generosity to help us so we could already start his chemotheraphy. We will forever be thankful and grateful for whatever support you may send us.
The following can be your options for help:
Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI)
- Riza A. Taopo (Mother)
- Acct # 0929 464362
- Riza A. Taopo (Mother)
- 0915 2510019