Cancer is really depressing and life threatening and it can strike to us, to our family members and friends.
I, Marygin Panton, writing you this letter on behalf of Mrs.Mailyn Aninang, 36 years old, a wife, a mother of a 4yr old kid, who is my bestfriend since college days was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer. She was a former staff nurse in a government hospital in Masbate, Philippines and due to her current condition she cannot able to support her medical treatment. Our intention is to organize a fundraising campaign to gather funds to help her with the chemotherapy. Mai is a very kind friend, God fearing, family-centered, thoughtful, caring, fun to be with, cool person, and a dedicated Nurse.
Let me state her brief history...
After experiencing vaginal bleeding back in summer of 2019, She was told by a doctor that it could be due to her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She was prescribed hormone pills to correct the abnormal bleeding. The bleeding would stop a few days only for it to come back gushing. She had planned on seeking a second opinion on her symptoms in Manila but could not bear to go on leave then as they were already understaffed in the hospital she worked in.
In January 2020, Mai was served a diagnosis far grim than her previous diagnoses of PCOS. Suddenly, her life was turned upside down when the OB-GYN confirmed that she had cervical cancer, Stage IV. The bad cells, as shown by lab results, have spread to lymph nodes, rectum and pelvic bones.
The tumors have also blocked her kidneys that she ran the risk of imminent kidney failure unless they were drained of urine. Thus, shortly after first round of Pactitaxel-Carboplatin chemotherapy, underwent stenting procedure. In February 2020, she developed severe infection which called for a 3-week long confinement costing us more than PhP700,000.00. She had already completed 25 radiation therapy sessions by the time she was cleared to go home.
In March 2020, her symptoms took a turn for the worse. After taking a shower one day, a sudden severe pain froze her for a good two hours in the bathroom. She could not move. Even the slightest touch or tug on her hair felt excruciating. Later on, we would learn the unfortunate news from her bone CT scan that her cancer has now metastasized to multiple distant bones, including the spine, ribs and skull, causing me severe pain and increased risk of fractures. Every little movement would now send agonizing pain throughout her body.
In light of this development, Mai's oncologist at the University of Sto. Tomas Hospital, advised a change of chemo protocol to include a third chemo drug, Avastin (Bevacizumab), to the Paclitaxel-Carbolatin regimen. According to the doctor, she needs to undergo minimum of 9 cycles to control the spread of metastases to improve her chances of eradicating the cancer cells. Mai have completed 3 chemo cycles and will need to undergo 6 more.
One of the chemotherapeutic drug costs PhP319,554.00 per cycle - total of PhP1,917,324.00 for 6 cycles. She can no longer afford this amount without your help.
Her husband, a former OFW, has been out of work since his homecoming in mid-2019. They dreamed of putting up a small business so that he would not have to leave behind Johan and me again to work abroad. Since his homecoming, Mai have become the sole breadwinner of their family. What little savings she had set aside from her job as staff nurse have been depleted to defray the cost of her treatment. The GSIS loan she obtained, which was originally earmarked for the business we dreamed of, was also used to settle her hospitalization expense in February. Even her remaining PhilHealth claim allotment is almost maxed out. All the financial help she received from family and friends has been quickly drained.
She is determined to fight this battle through so she can be strong enough again to look after her family and get back to working as a nurse.
I'm humbly requesting you to extend your support towards the cause by sending us your contribution in favor of Mrs.Mai Aninang Javin. The collection of the fund will be directed towards who is unable to get treated because of monetary reasons. We will be using these funds for her medication, chemotherapy and wellness to save her life.
Thanking you in anticipation for giving us your time and considering our request for donating funds for Maiyn. I know that this is really hard time for all of us due to pandemic but we are knocking in ur good heart for those who can help even in a little amount would be deeply appreciated.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me-my email: [email protected] and u can send here also some donations.
Banco de Oro
Savings Acct No. 008910049230
Mailyn A. Javin
Savings Acct. No. 0000032663002
John Robert Javin
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Shaw Bouelvard, Mandaluyong City
Marygin A. Panton
Bance De Oro
Savings Acct.: 007700212160