Mrs. Helen Sabaco-Literal was my grade school Math teacher and high school Statistics teacher. She has always gone above and beyond her duty as a teacher to help out her students who are struggling in class, including myself. She was my small group leader in school for 2 consecutive years, but even when she already left my (former) school to focus on raising her son, she has kept in touch with me and has been continuously guiding and keeping me in her prayers. She is more than just my former teacher. Over the years, she has become my 2nd mom and more importantly, my friend.
Last July, she was admitted at Makati Medical Center to undergo an operation to remove the lump that was found on her pelvic bone. The lump that was removed was the size of an infant's head. Exactly 2 months after that, she was again rushed to the hospital because of excessive bleeding. Another lump was found in her rectum, affecting her bowel movement. Mrs. Literal had to be transferred to St. Luke's Medical Center at BGC, because it is the only hospital that has the facility for the treatment she needs. Last Thursday, September 7, 2017, she had a successful operation that lasted for 9 hours. This is her 3rd confinement and 2nd major operation in a span of 2 months.
Mrs. Helen Literal has been diagnosed with Carcinosarcoma (MMMT Cancer), Stage 4. This is a type of cancer that aggressively recurs, and would target any organ. Heated Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC) was also done to her to lessen the risk of the tumor's recurrence. Three weeks from now, she will be undergoing at least 20 sessions of radiation/chemotherapy. After which, a CT-Scan will be conducted. If no recurrence occurs, she would have to undergo another operation to restore her bowel movement (right now, a temporary colostomy is attached to her).
Their outstanding hospital bill has now amounted to over ₱420,000.00, excluding professional fees (as of September 11, 2017. Her main doctor's PF is ₱300,000.00, but he was gracious enough to say that he can go from 0 to 300. However, there are still several other doctors from the team, which would be requiring professional fees.
As Mrs. Helen Literal's former student, "daughter", and friend, I am appealing to you in behalf of her husband and 7-year old son, please do help us raise funds to help pay for her medical bills. I know that in doing so, the Lord will return, in more ways than one, what you have shared with their family.
Also, please do stand with us in prayer as Mrs. Literal recovers, and as she prepares for her chemotherapy. We believe that our God, Jehovah Jireh, is a God who provides. He is also Jehovah Rapha, our God who heals.
Thank you and God bless you more!
P.S. If you want to help in any other way, please do send me an email at [email protected]