My mother, Amelia Malaluan, is a mother to many. She is called 'Mama Amy' even by our relatives and most of our family's friends as she has been nurturing, treating everyone she knows with a motherly love. Her caring nature has been the strongest driver of our family's close ties even until now that she is sick.
Today, Mama Amy's breast cancer has reached Stage 4 and become so invasive that it already metastasized to her bones, brain, and lungs. Since she was diagnosed in 2011, until her cancer relapsed on November 2018, she has been in and out of the hospital and of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to several infections and complications. Her diabetes makes her condition even harder to manage. As of this writing, she is again in the hospital with several tubes attached to her body to help her organs function despite her weakened health condition.
With all of these, our dear Mama Amy continues to fight. Whenever she can speak, she always talks about wanting to go home, eating the foods she likes, inviting people to visit, asking if we have already eaten, or requesting that we buy food for the nurses.
Having this situation has been challenging us financially. Mama's medical insurance and health benefits have been exhausted, and our savings spent on her treatments and medications. On her recent confinement expense alone, it has gone up to nearly $15,000 or PhP 800,000, excluding her daily medicine and required medical equipment expenses.
Grateful for the generosity of our family and friends, and of course prayers even from strangers, we are continuously able to help Mama Amy, with God's healing graces, fight breast cancer metastasis. But the battle continues, and we reach out to your kindest hearts for further support as to pay for the hospital bills and continue with Mama's medications and treatments. All proceeds will go to Mama Amy's treatment and we commit to provide updates through this page and on social media.
Thank you in advance for being part of this journey by donating any amount, for sharing this page, and/or for continuously praying for us.
With much love and appreciation,
Mama Amy's children
*If you wish to donate through other channels, feel free to reach us through the following details:
Email: [email protected] / Mobile Number: 0995 8872258 (Pj)
*Pardon the photo, Mama. We love you!