Hello, I'm Mikko Melgar
In this picture is my dad, Michael, he is outgoing and a fun person to be with, he is also passionate in all the things he do. He is the breadwinner of a family of 6. He has 4 children, two of which are in College and the other two are in High School.
Unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer, 3 months ago. It was a shocked to everyone especially to him because he didn't know that he was developing cancer, and he didn't even feel anything. Looking back, it was in a way a question to him since in his family there was no history of that type of cancer.
Before he was diagnosed with cancer, he already felt a pain in his stomach which was a hindrance for him when eating. It became an excruciating pain that he cant sleep, so he went to a doctor to check what causes this. And that’s when he knew — he was a cancer patient at the age of 47.
Getting everything settled and acknowledged, he decided to go through Chemotherapy for 3 days in 2 weeks. And even if he has been diagnosed with this illness, he still tries to be strong and to be positive about the situation.
Currently, he is in critical condition and is hospitalized — still fighting his cancer. With our school fees and daily necessities, our budget is not enough to cover his medical bills. My father has not been able to go to work since he was diagnosed, and so my mother’s income alone is not enough to cover the expenses especially the medical bills.
I hope to knock on your hearts, if you can help me and my family with our dad's battle with this cancer. Any amount would be a great help. I also ask for prayers that he may soon be free from the pain.