Help me beat Cancer

  • ₱41,500
    raised of ₱350,000.00 goal
11% Funded
9 Donors
Raised offline: ₱281,600.00
Total: ₱323,100.00

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My name is Jocil Pinga " Jo Jo". Everyone is saying 2020 was a heck of a year, but I did not realise that this year will be even tougher until the first few days of January 2021, I was diagnosed of Esophageal cancer (malignancy).

The story:

The beginning of June 2020 I was complaining of difficulty of swallowing and constant stomach reflux, I thought it was from one of my diabetes medication. Slowly I was losing significant amount of weight (30kg in 6 months) which prompted me to see a medical practitioner.

Initially, they thought it was just acid reflux until Christmas of 2020 I could not pass any food which was very alarming. Few days of January 2021, I managed to see a Gastroenterologist (GI Specialist) that performed an urgent endoscopy.

The doctor found a 35cm Mass in the middle of my oesophagus about >95% occluded, hence I could not eat at all. Later that day, I went for a CT scan- Chest and the whole abdomen to find if any of this mass has spread. Subsequently, I was referred to as cancer surgeon as I needed a feeding tube into my small intestine during the procedure they found another mass which has the same size of an egg attached to my spleen and liver.

Treatment and hope:

The biopsy result came and my medical oncologist has diagnosed me of STAGE3 going to 4 Esophageal Cancer with metastasis. With combined/Radiological therapy and maybe Surgery I will be able to eat again perhaps have a miraculous healing restoring a quality life. At present, I am receiving Intravenous Chemo Therapy every 15 days that is 1 cycle every 15 days also with the Radio Therapy costing about Php 60,000. I still need to complete 5 more cycles and will be repeating CT scans to check the progress of the treatment.

Things are getting challenging with all the treatment expenses and doctors professional fees in the Philippines. The chemo side effects is requiring me to have other medications to help me be comfortable.

I have a brother in Sydney Australia his name is Joaquin Jr Pinga "Jay Jay", he has been helping me fund my treatment since hospital day 1- surgery for my Jejunostomy Tube feeding until now for chemo. I know it is getting very tough for him, as he also has financial responsibilities in Australia and his own family. My mum and her siblings who have been with me emotionally and physically aiding me to fight this terrible disease. Also, a few of my relatives and Mum's friend helped me financially.

However, the battle to fight Cancer is lengthly, I wish to help in any way so I decided to create this fundraising page.

Any assistance that is big or small will greatly help. What is happening right now serves a reminder that life is too short. Spending time with your family and friends , embracing every moment, because we never know what tomorrow will bring us.


  • BDO account name: Cecile Pinga
  • Branch: Astoria MD Jalon, Zamboanga City Philippines
  • Account no: 001790116099
  • GCASHMobile Phone: 09054936513

  • National Australian Bank(NAB)
  • Acc Name: Joaquin Jr Pinga
  • BSB: 082-274 Acc: 30-951-5432

PAYPAL Link Easy donation/collection Pool:

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8xatqAogv0

  • Thank you very much..I truly appreciate everyones help…please pray for my healing. God Bless.


Jocil "JoJo" Pinga


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Donors

  • Maria Urbiztondo
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2021
  • Prayers and love from JULIAN, SHAELA, ETHAN & JAY SAMPERIO (Shaela is the daughter of Mayor Atty Felixberto & Josie Urbiztondo), California, USA

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  • Balancio Family
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
  • God bless you Kuya! Keep strong. Aileen, Henry, & AJ Balancio.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
₱1500.00
Feb 25

Offline Donors: Thank you

Update posted by Jocil Pinga at 12:08 am

I would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their generosity and kindness:Fe Paalan and Mike Foster- donated Php50,000Jocelyn Aluyen Ozaeta- Php5,000Gladys Buted Valeroso- Php3,700 Edwin Go- Php5,000Anonymous from Pagadian- Php1,500Neri and Evan Aluyen- Php5,000Shella and Chris Wong- Php5,000Heiward MahimerJoanette PaalanKristina and Patrick Resurecion- Php18,500Arch Alueta- Php 3,700Anonymous- Php15,000Linda

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9 donors
  • Maria Urbiztondo
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2021
  • Prayers and love from JULIAN, SHAELA, ETHAN & JAY SAMPERIO (Shaela is the daughter of Mayor Atty Felixberto & Josie Urbiztondo), California, USA

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  • Balancio Family
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
  • God bless you Kuya! Keep strong. Aileen, Henry, & AJ Balancio.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
₱1500.00
  • Ngoc Mai Tram Ngo
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
  • May God bless you with speedy recovery. Take care.

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  • Hung Tran
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
₱12000.00
  • Maria Urbiztondo
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
  • Prayers for your healing, JoJo! We love you!

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  • Raymond Gepigon
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
  • My high school classmate Jocil, get well soon. Remember Prayers can do big things.

₱3000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 24, 2021
  • I’m Vu’s friend. All the best!

₱2000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 24, 2021
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₱41,500
raised of ₱350,000.00 goal
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Raised offline: ₱281,600.00
Total: ₱323,100.00

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