Remember that time when we used to
wake up early in the morning while our mother is cooking breakfast and
we open the television to watch cartoons? How about that time when it
was raining during the first day of May and we were all enjoying
outside? Or guess what, that time where we play traditional games
outside such as piko, langit lupa, chinese garter, pogs, etc. with our
friends? Well to most kids nowadays, these experiences are equivalent to
watching Youtube videos from Chuchu TV and singing/dancing along to
Baby Shark or Kahit Ayaw Mo Na by This Band.
These are some of the privileges that we are very lucky to experience
during the good old days and the present time. As a kid, it's as if
that 'having fun' is our sole duty. Kids are special and they are a gift
from heaven. Our happiness is also our parent's happiness. To Argus
Aedan these things are almost out of reach due to his regular
Chemotherapy and other medical processes at his young age of 5.
When he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma last January 2019, his parent — Analyn and Jaymark, felt like their world is falling apart. It felt like everything was ahead of their son's life. There is still so much more for him to experience and it just happened so fast.
- Rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, is an aggressive and highly malignant and rare form of cancer that develops from skeletal muscle cells that have failed to fully differentiate. It is generally considered to be a disease of childhood, as the vast majority of cases occur in those below the age of 18. It is commonly described as one of the "small, round, blue cell tumors of childhood" due to its appearance on an H&E stain.
He conducts his Chemotherapy in
Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC). He is undergoing treatment
to reduce the size of the tumor and then eventually remove it. The
total price per cycle is Php 119,946.96 (Php 719,681.76 for 6 cycles as
issued on their protocol).
There is hope, and we must share it to this young boy who still has a lot to see in this beautiful world. Let us help him experience even the most simplest of things that we often take for granted. Let us pray for his full recovery for the world to keep witnessing his genuine and innocent smile. Let us share kindness and help Aedan through his journey and battle against cancer.
If you wish to journey with Paguinto Family through this ordeal, any amount of help, support and prayers are appreciated
If you wish to contribute directly, here are the bank details
Account Name: Analyn H. Quindoy (mother of Aedan)
Account Name: Ryan Jay G. Paguinto (brother of Aedan's father)
You can also be a lifesaver by purchasing TIME TO SAVE A LIFE t-shirt and wristwatch.
Contact on Facebook: Magayon Si Analyn (Analyn Q. Paguinto) and Jaymark Paquinto
To those who have reached out, we give our sincerest thanks! Continue being a kind soul :)