Our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for all your help.
With heavy hearts, we'd like to notify everyone that Papa passed away last 18 March, 2020 at the age of 60.
He has been cremated and his ashes are with us at home.
There is no wake for now due to the Covid-19 situation (with the quarantine and travel ban) but we'll schedule it when things are better, which hopefully is soon.
Once again, thank you for all your help. Papa left this world very happy because he felt loved by all of us.
In 2017, Tino has undergone surgery that removed a humongous mass blocking his big intestine and upon biopsy, results confirmed that he has cancer - stage II aggressive COLON CANCER.
He had been on chemo treatment for 6 months post surgery and his medical tests showed no signs of new growths/tumors as confirmed by his regular visits to his doctor.. but on Feb 2019, all that changed..
Stomach pain, loss of appetite + weight loss, among other symptoms, triggered yet another appointment with his oncologist and based on the results of his ultrasound, CEA (Carcinoembryonic antigen) and CT scan, he was advised to undergo primary cytotoxic chemotherapy IMMEDIATELY for possible liver and lung metastases.
We appeal to your generous and compassionate hearts to please give this 59-year old husband, father of five and grandfather of six, a chance in life by sharing any spare amount you may have to help cover his medical bills.
Thank you and may God bless you more!
- Mandy (Tino's eldest)
***LATEST UPDATE as of 15 March, 2020***
We're done with Papa's 6 of 8 chemo sessions and these were made possible by your financial aid, so please accept our sincerest and deepest gratitude!
For the last time, we once again humbly appeal to your generous hearts for any financial help you can extend our way to help fund Papa's final two chemo cycles.
We're trying to raise around PHP 200,000.00, which would include the cost of all his chemo meds and hospitalization expenses.
At this point, he's tired and all the chemo sessions have taken its toll on his body. He'd like to be able to finish his remaining cycles and just enjoy life with his loved ones, leaving in God's hands the rest.
Mandy (Tino's eldest)