Our friend Diana has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL) back in May 2019, after a month in the hospital, she was discharged due to an inconclusive bone marrow biopsy and aspiration test result. (Biopsy was positive for leukemia, while aspiration turned out negative).
Two weeks ago, she's back at the hospital after experiencing pain in her upper abdomen, she was ordered to get a CT scan, results were brought to another hematologist for second opinion. It seems that the initial diagnosis of ALL was correct as the CT scan result supports the biopsy findings.
BUT AS WE SPEAK, her doctors have still yet to confirm what exactly is wrong, meaning more diagnostic tests and scans which can be expensive. Her medical bills will surely skyrocket like the last time, and she hasn't even started getting treatment yet. She's also considering alternative medicine to help boost her immune system as she also has an autoimmune disease.
Should doctors push through with chemotherapy, it will be indefinite as to how intensive and how many cycles she will need.
Working as a bank employee is her sole source of income, since she won't be able to go back to work soon, finances are a major concern with regards to getting treatment and hospitalization.
Her funds are depleted due to the earlier mentioned month-long stay at the hospital. Having no other financial means to shoulder her treatment, we are hoping to help her raise enough funds to get her through the next 3 months or so.
It will be a long and challenging road ahead, but Diana is positive and she wants to fight.
We thank you in advance for your kind generosity, please know that any help extended will be greatly appreciated. May our good God bless you and your families a thousand fold.
On May 15, 2019 she decided to take another trip to the hospital for confinement due to her fever that goes on and off since May 10, accompanied by back pain and hyper-acidity.
In the next 2 weeks, a series of lab tests were done: blood tests (to check for possible infections, CBCs, SGPT, etc), Xray, Ultrasound, CT scan, TRS... However, doctors couldn't figure out the problem.
Blood test results showed low CBC (which required her to have a blood transfusion on May 28) and high SGPT.
Fever was still on and off at this time.
By May 23, a bone marrow biopsy was done because there was no improvement in her CBC results, and tests came out negative for almost all infectious viruses.
On May 27 she was told that the biopsy result suggests that she has leukaemia. This was later confirmed by the hematologist to be Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (ALL).
In summary, her hospital bill last May reached Php 500K (Php 110,000 of which was covered by health cars).
Apart from starting this page, we are also planning a series of fundraising activities to help generate enough cash to help continue funding her treatment. It's taxing enough having to go through this, and we're hoping we could lift some of the burden off her chest