Jollie is like any other 3-year old child. She loves to play, sing, dance and she is a joy to everyone. Jason and Olivia, Jollie's parents, cannot ask for more. They had a daughter that they can love forever.
Until last September 2015 when 3-year old Jollie lost her balance and hit her knee at the side of the bed. At first, they thought it was like any other bruise. Jollie just woke up and lost her balance, and so they thought.
A few days passed, Olivia noticed a sudden change in Jollie's temperament. Jollie was no longer the active little girl they are so used to. She was mostly silent, complaining of aches all over her body that she cannot explain. She can no longer eat even her favorite food. She does not play and had difficulty standing up. Her parents brought her to the doctors. She underwent several tests but the results turned out negative for any fractures. As days passed, Olivia noticed that her little angel had a hard time walking and would just lie in bed. It was always a struggle when she's taking a bath or changing her diaper. They went back and forth to the hospital but the doctors could not at first determine the cause.
Oct 27, 2015 - Jollie had a high fever and could not get up from bed. They brought her to the Emergency Room and found out that her CBC was very low. She was immediately admitted in UERM hospital for further tests to be done. Initial diagnosis was severe anemia.
Nov 2, 2015 - After undergoing blood cs, urinalysis, fecalysis, chest X-ray and bone marrow aspiration (BMA), it was confirmed that she has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).
Nov 10, 2015 - Jollie started her first chemotherapy session.
Below is her recent clinical abstract:
Diagnosis: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Procedures and Medications:
- Chemotherapy based on protocol
• 6-7 months/cycles, Induction Phase
• 7 sessions per cycle
• 7+3 protocol
• BMA or Bone Marrow Aspiration on Day28 every month
• CBC/PC every 2 days while on chemo and weekly for
• Cotrimoxazole to be taken twice a day, daily maintenance to
- Blood and Platelet transfusion as needed
Up to the present, Jollie is unstable. There would be times her blood count and platelet levels will be critical. She would require blood transfusions, medicines and chemotherapy for up to 5 years before doctors can say she is at least safe. But even after this, she will require continuous check up and monitoring because Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) is not 100% cured.
Jollie is asking for help. She is a fighter and would love to live life to the fullest. She needs financial assistance to help sustain all her medical needs. She is knocking on your gracious heart.
Please help save Jollie.
God bless your heart.