Dear Friends, thank you for having time reading this campaign.
I am Gemma Managbanag Lavador, a wife and a mother of a 12-year-old boy.
Last August 2018, I was diagnosed with a Stage 4 Breast Cancer.
I first noticed a small lump on my breast during the earlier month of 2017, but I thought that it was just a normal one since I did not feel any pain. However, last August 2018, I got worried because the lump was getting bigger, which pushed me to have it checked by a doctor. Unfortunately, the results showed that it is found to be a Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Worse, the doctor found out that it has already spread on my bones and liver and honestly told me that I only have six (6) months to live. Upon hearing all of these, my world turned upside down for I was not prepared for all of these facts about my health. I was heartbroken and worried for a lot of things, like I personally don’t like to leave so soon while my son is still 12 years old who still needs me to take care of him. However, all these bad news and worries give me strength to fight, especially for my son, and give me courage to stay positive despite all these.
I did everything that my oncologist had said and will continue to be persevering in all the medications I still have to undergo. This includes a 6-cycle chemotherapy, which means that I have to go through 6 sessions of chemotherapy worth Php55,000 per session, with a 21-day interval from one session to another and a radiation treatment after the said sessions. Aside from that, I have to take oral medicines and supplements for my liver which is worth around Php150 per day. Because of my situation, I am on medication leave right now and so, my husband is the only one who works for the family to support our daily needs. I will be on my 6th session on January 24, 2019 but unfortunately, all our funds have been exhausted already.
In this regard, I am knocking at your door for financial support for the remaining chemotherapy sessions, radiation treatment, and daily expenses for the oral medicines for the liver. I badly need your help for all of these medications. I appreciate any amount you can give me, and rest assured that this will greatly contribute to my fast recovery and continuous fight for the cancer.
Lastly, please include me in your prayers for I need it very much.
Thank you very much and God Bless!
P.S. If there is a need to verify the validity of this campaign, please feel free to send a message to me so I can give you my medical records, photos, and other proofs.
ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE DONATED ONLINE AND OFFLINE. YOUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU EVEN MORE!
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