Hi everyone! I usually hate doing things like this, but I'd do anything for my mom at this point, so here goes...
My mom got diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer November last year. Since then, she had to undergo Biopsy, and three other treatments: Radiation Therapy, Chemo, and Brachy Therapy which is the last stage of her cancer treatment.
We already had the first two treatments done, and we got to cover 2/4 Brachy sessions that she needs. Problem is that we have pretty much used up all the money we have left to spare, and we've exhausted all means possible to fund her last two sessions.
My dad works as a government employee. We are a family of 7, and we currently have two people with medical and special needs. My father himself also has Type 2 diabetes, so he has maintenance medicines, and the money my dad makes from his job barely gets us through every month.
We've used up my dad's government loans (which also strips a huge portion of his monthly salary) to pay for my mom's hospital expenses, and we also availed his PhilHealth benefits but that does not cover the physician's fee, and that's a pretty hefty amount.
To add to that, we've also tried asking for funding from the PCSO (Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office) to chop off a portion of the amount we had to pay when she got hospitalized for nearly a month back in April, and we've even gone as far as asking for help from government officials, but we still fell short.
I've given all of my personal savings, which is not a lot considering the fact that I only graduated from uni October last year. I got a project-based job shortly after that, but being the eldest, I had to stop primarily to take care of my brother (11 years old) who has autism, and my 3 younger brothers who are aged 17, 15, and 14, as well.
Luckily, some of our family members and friends lent us money, so we got to cover some of the amount needed for the last two sessions. We just need a bit more push to get the ball rolling and have my mom kick cancer in the butt.
This is the second time cancer has decided to mess with my family. I already lost my brother to Leukemia 12 years ago. It was one of the most difficult things we had to deal with emotionally and financially. Even years after that, we still haven't recovered from the financial blow it cost us. With that under our belts, I can't stand to see my mom go through that all over again.
Hopefully, with the help of you guys, my mom and the rest of our family will get the W in this battle against cancer.
Thank you, and may the universe be always kind to you. :-)