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I am in need of your help. I have a CANCER and still fighting for my condition. I humbly ask for PRAYER & FINANCIAL support. No donation is too small to help me and my family. Your help will be very much appreciated.
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My name is Michael Darwin L. Berroy. I am from Zamboanga City, Philippines.
I am a cancer patient and still fighting this Big C in my life
Before cancer got into my life`s journey, I am an aspiring nursing student of Universidad de Zamboanga.
It was really my dream to become a nurse. I really love the concept of science and art of caring. I felt the joy of being in the field of health care because of my passion caring for the patients whom I met during my Related Learning Experience (RLE). I envisioned myself that after finishing my studies, I could fulfill my dream of being a registered nurse and be a good provider to the financial needs of my family.
It was in the year 2008 (1st year college) when I felt some symptoms such as lower abdominal pain, severe constipation, and a palpable mass in my abdomen. I immediately sought medical attention and was advised to undergo ultrasound. However, ultrasound was not performed to me when my mom came back from Manila. My family thought that I was just overacting and just creating stories of what I felt. So I ignored those symptoms that I felt.
But the nightmare to my dreams started on year 2012 (3rd year college). I suddenly felt weakness in my body, vomiting, and severe pain at my lower back and abdomen. I was rushed to hospital and was admitted. Several diagnostic exams were performed to me: abdominal ultrasound and X-ray, CT Scan, blood exams, etc. The doctors talked to my family and they tried to hide my medical condition in order to protect me. But eventually, I found out everything about it. I was diagnosed of Retroperitoneal Spindle Cell Sarcoma (Low Grade) and surprisingly what I have is a rare case. I was informed also by the doctor that this cannot be surgically removed for it may lead to paralysis or death.
All my dreams were shattered, I am in disbelief. It was a heartbreaking moment for me, depression started to embed in my heart. I feel hopeless. I began worrying about me being a liability to my family. It was my dream to be augment with my family`s financial obligations by being a nurse by profession, however with my condition I cannot fulfill my responsibility to them. I began questioning God. At the back of my mind each day, I always ask “Lord sa lahat po ng tao bakit ako? Ako na gustong magtapos ng pag-aaral at matulungan ang magulang ko para maiahon sa kahirapan tapos sa akin pa mangyayari ito, bakit ako? Ano ba naging kasalanan ko sa iyo?” (Lord, of all people why me? Despite having big dreams for my family thru education and eventually helping my parents in financial obligations for us to have a better life, why me? What have I done wrong to you?). I started to lose my appetite, not to interact with my friends, and I am crying almost every day. I thought of my life like a battle with me already defeated without looking at its end results.
But what made me realize that God has something for me is when I realized that my parents did not give their spirit to fight with this cancer. They showed me that this is not only my battle, but it is OUR BATTLE.
Having still lots of question in my mind, I still faced this great challenge that the Lord has brought to me. I started my five (5) sessions of chemotherapy. I felt weak and had a decrease in appetite, but still I managed to fight it with all I have. I struggled to live each day and I always pray that the Lord may bless me of the second chance to live.
The chemotherapy did not removed the cancer cells but I was able to regain my energy. I claimed that the Lord had answered my prayers as I was able to live five (5) more years. With that blessing of another life, I became a blessing to other people by being a dance instructor, event organizer,make-up artists, and handler of several pageants. I did not even expected that I could do these things despite being unable to fully recover with my cancer. I realized that I was able to help my parents with their financial obligations in that span of time.
But unfortunately, I was admitted again to the hospital in October 29, 2017 due to severe bleeding. Again, I undergone several diagnostic exams. The doctor said that the cancer cells increased in size and it is starting to affect to the body organs near to it. I undergone Cystoclysis and other surgical procedures in order for me to have my urine out of my bladder.
I almost felt two (2) near-death experience. First is when I had severe bleeding and was given blood transfusion to compensate with blood loss. My parents were informed that If the bleeding will recur, then they do not have any other measure to stop the blood loss. And second due to sepsis secondary due to my contraptions attached to my abdomen. I undergo again chemo session to stop the growth of my cancer according to my doctor, and its too expensive. Its my 2nd cycle out of 6cycle of chemo we cant afford every 21days of my chemo therapy thats why we're seeking for a help because we cant sustain anymore to do the procedure.
I am appealing to your good heart in helping me and my parents with my financial needs. My parents cannot sustain my medical needs anymore, from a simple medical admission up to my medications.
We are in huge debt from my hospital bills and I am knocking into your hearts to assist me in my medical expenses. With your help, I can also feel assured that my family would feel the relief from their sleepless nights of thinking where to get a money.
I am Michael Darwin L. BERROY, still fighting to inspire every reader of my story. Thank you so much for hearing my story.
May god bless us all