We set up this fundraising page to help Dhalian, a teenager who's in need of financial help to survive her everyday medication needs for CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) a rare form of cancer in the blood. This disease may not present as fatal as the other childhood cancer but if she keeps missing her dose it can end up to AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) which is more fatal, more expensive, and has no assurance for cure.
2 years ago, our family was the one reaching out to all of you and asking for any help you could extend to our little Rejoice whom we've lost to childhood cancer and who's now in heaven. We've seen the worst out of cancer it was not beautiful and will never be. Today, we are here again but as an advocate to fight against childhood cancer and help with whatever we can to those kids and teens who's suffering this hideous disease.
If you can spare even just a little help for this girl who's eager to live and who have dreams to pursue in her life. We are targeting to raise a 6-month worth of medication for Dhalian, please help us come up with this amount. If only there are at least 200 to 300 people who can share at least P300 ($6) each you can help save a person's life.
If you are someone who wants to give, you can either donate through this fundraising platform or if you wish to give through bank deposits below are the details. Rest assure that all your donations will go straight to her medicines and we will make necessary documentations for proof here and in our page Hope for Rejoice.
Frederic C. Solam
0019 4040 6089
Frederic C. Solam
8099 1366 51
0995 513 1847
Below is a short story and background of Dhalian. :)
Hello everyone. My name is Dhalian Nibres and I am diagnosed with CML or Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, a rare cancer in the blood which is caused by a mutation of chromosomes 9 and 21.
I was diagnosed with CML in 2016 when I was still 15 years old. I’ve been battling this disease for the past 3 years now and unlike other cancer diagnosis, my form of CML will require lifelong treatment and medication. The most accessible and locally available medication for me costs Php 1,300.00 per dose. My treatment requires me to take this medicine 4 times a day which will total to about Php 36,400.00 a week. We did find a cheaper brand that’s manufactured in India that cuts the cost to about Php 7,800.00 for one month. Even then, our family cannot afford to pay for such an amount every month.
My parents are only laborers and their totally salary only amounts to Php 7,000.00 per month. This is not even enough to cover my medication, much less our family’s daily cost of living and the school fees for myself and my 2 siblings on top of that. I’m already in my senior levels in high school while my 2 older siblings are both in college.
Yes, even with my diagnosis, I still try my best to live my life and go to school every day. It’s not uncommon to hear people tell me that I don’t “look sick”. Patients with CML, like myself, may look outwardly “normal” and “healthy”; the only tell-tale sign is our very pale skin which is a common side effect of our medication. Every day that I get to live my life is a day that I win against my disease.Currently, I am in Davao City as a working-student to help my family with the financial strain of sending 3 kids to school, one of which has a very expensive medical condition.
Acts 20:35 (NIV) " In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’