Hi, I'm Zhainah and I made this campaign to help my mom, who has stage 4 breast cancer. My family and I humbly ask for your help with her medical expenses.
My mom, who likes to be called Hannah, is a hard working single mom of two children. She used to work in a cruise ship for several years until a very unfortunate event happened.
In August 2018, my mom had an accident while she was working on board. A heavy box fell on her chest and after that she noticed a lump on the area where she got hit. The incident was reported immediately but she was given a paracetamol even though she requested to have her chest scanned. Despite her condition, she still continued to work.
After a month, she was transferred to another ship. She then asked the Doctor on duty if they could have her checked up by the nearest hospital because the lump was getting bigger and painful. She was told to have her medical tests in the Philippines instead.
That very same day, she was given an hour to pack all her things up. My mom had 3 connecting flights and she even missed one of them because of the short connecting time. It was a stressful and exhausting journey indeed.
In January 2019, she was diagnosed with stage 2 Breast Cancer and had a Mastectomy. She was later informed that her cancer had progressed to Stage 3.
According to her company, her illness was not work-related so they refused to cover her medical bills anymore and terminated her contract.
She got really stressed and worried since she is the bread winner of our family and she could not afford to continue paying for my sister’s education and other bills. With the help of family, relatives, and friends, my mom was able to undergo 10 sessions of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
We thought we were close to the end of the treatment but my mom had severe headaches and blurry visions that made her lose her appetite. We rushed her to the hospital. She was confined for several days and had a CT scan and MRI which revealed a 4cm, stage 4 tumor had metastasized in her brain and the doctor said it was too big to risk operating on.
Now that she is prone to seizures and stroke, she has to take maintenance medicines. The doctor told my mom to have another radiation therapy followed by chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor.
Again, we are humbly knocking on your kind hearts to help us to raise funds to assist with her ongoing medical treatment including her operation. Any amount is greatly appreciated. It would also be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.
This campaign was made for those people who are willing to donate in Philippine Peso.
All of the donations that we will collect here will be added to the gofundme campaign that was created by my aunt in Ireland.
To contribute via credit card: Just click the “DONATE NOW” button and there is an option to use your credit/debit card without having a Paypal account. And yes, you don’t have to make a paypal account. Just make sure to fill in the form correctly.
To contribute via Paypal: Just click the “DONATE NOW” button and choose Paypal.
Donations are still best sent through direct deposit at the bank account below and through GCash.
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Account Name: Noel P. Sparkman
Account Number: 0779060926
Thank you all in advance and God bless! ❤️