This is my mother Manuela Estrellita “Thata” Morilla, 52 years old, from Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, a teacher by profession and a mother of five lovely children. She was diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma 4 years ago. She is about to undergo a special kind of chemotherapy and we are having trouble with our finances.
I humbly hope for any help I can ask for. I know this is a lot of money and it is a lot to ask from people but any little help will go a long way. We are open for any love, kindness, and miracle we might find.
If a direct bank deposit is more convenient for you, you may also deposit at:
Rica Estarlet Morilla
BPI: 755 667 0824
BDO: 00 647 018 4137
Landbank: 2517 114 114
Your prayers and any financial assistance will be of great help to us and our family and we are forever thankful. If you are interested to know more, you can read her story below.
When she was diagnosed with cancer, her fear of surgery and its possible results and our finances had stopped her from undergoing operation immediately. And so unfortunately the cancer has metastasized to her lungs and bones.
Thankfully, she finally went on a major surgery last September, removing the primary mass in her neck. Since her case was already complicated, she had a tracheostomy on and on NGT for weeks (her vocal chord is partially paralyzed). She also stayed in the hospital for weeks. This alone has cost us almost Php500,000.
She was supposed to undergo Radioactive Iodine Ablation (RAI) after the said surgery as treatment. However, almost a month after her surgery, she had her lower extremities paralyzed due to spinal cord compression as a result of metastasis on her T3 and T4. Because of this, RAI is not anymore a feasible option for her (In RAI, the patient is isolated for about a week during therapy. It is vital that the patient can do things her own). To address the paralysis, she underwent 10 sessions of external beam Radiation (which targeted her T3 and T4) and physical therapy. Re evaluating her condition, she had another CT Scan of the neck and chest and it was found out that more pulmonary nodules were seen in her lungs.
The doctor suggested that the best treatment for her is Targeted Drug Therapy (a special type of chemotherapy) rather than traditional Chemotherapy, as the latter has only 37% success rate along with a lot of side effects.
In Targeted Drug Therapy my mother has to take meds which would cost P76,000 – 92,000 a month. And if there is an increase in dosage per day, the amount will also double. This therapy could go on until it has been proven effective, this may even take a lifetime. Doing the math, even if there are 3 of us working in the family, we cannot afford the said medication. Our daily expenses for her tracheostomy care, diapers, physical therapy sessions and frequent visits to her doctors are already overwhelming. We are still looking for means to make things possible.
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