Please help my dad Thony Abancio cure his Idiopathic Myelofibrosis, an uncommon type of Chronic Leukemia. He has cancer of the Bone Marrow. He was diagnosed last April 2016, just a few days after his birthday, where his Hemoglobin was just 4 (normal count is 13) and his Platelet was only 10 (normal count is 150-300). He has been having trouble breathing normally and can hardly do normal tasks such as going a few steps up the stairs without catching his breath and he wasn't able to finish a single piece of bread. His heart beats faster than normal and if this continues, his heart could overwork and grow tired and cease to beat. This could be fatal.
Dad was advised to take several maintenance medications and alongside these, his chemo drug costs php Php 4,000 per pill which he has to take one per day. He also needs frequent blood transfusions – almost every month. The only cure for his Bone Marrow Cancer is for him to have a Bone Marrow transplant.
Dad used to have a healthy lifestyle. He used to outbeat younger colleagues when it comes to exercise like jogging. Now, his quality of life had diminished significantly. He never had any vices and tends to gravitate more towards healthy food like fruits, vegetables, seafoods, etc. He doesn't like to drink alcohol and doesn't smoke. But even these didn't saved him from his illness. We were advised by the doctor that this illness is brought upon by genetics that occurs in rare occasions. Unfortunately, Dad was the one who caught it in his recent family lineage.
Idiopathic Myelofibrosis is an uncommon type of chronic leukemia — a cancer that affects the blood-forming tissues in the body. It is an illness in the blood where his bone marrow isn't functioning well and isn't able to produce red blood cells properly. Red blood cells produce oxygen for the body and without this, there'd be scarcity of oxygen throughout the body. To cope up with this, the heart would start pumping more and this could lead to heart exhaustion and then death.
Dad has long resigned from his work due to this and my Mom, just like my Dad, is also of a senior age and can hardly work to earn for the family. But even so, Mom tried to do some work on the side while I also try to earn money for our family's needs and most especially Dad's medical needs but we can only do so much.
We fervently ask for any help especially financial help/assistance/donation for medication and Bone Marrow transplant for my Dad that you could extend. Every help, no matter how much, no matter how small, will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
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