Help Neil Fight 2 Cancers

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Hello friends,

I am Bien Pompa, Neil's older brother, and I'm writing this with the hope of any help. If I wasn't of old age and bad health myself, I'd go back to work in a heartbeat to help my brother with his double primary supraglottic laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma stage IVB and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. I wish I was more capable in these trying times.

Neil Pompa is a loving husband to his wife Johnna, a father to his son Andre, and a brother to me and Ombie. Being one of the most thoughtful persons anyone would ever meet, he had dreams of becoming an OFW to help the family, but he was unable to fulfill that due to his lack of credentials. However, he stayed optimistic and always wore that infectious smile, which he still wears today despite the predicament he's in.

It wasn't long after when he met the love of his life, Johnna. They started a family where he found the calling that sounded truest to him, fatherhood. Andre is the world to him. Though he wasn't in the best of health even before the cancer, he'd never skip a day to bring his son to school and even tutor him after. These simple moments are the highlights of his everyday life. Ang kanyang pamilya ang tunay na liwanag ng kanyang buhay.

But then Neil's life turned upside down in September 2022.

On a morning like any other for you or me, Neil suddenly noticed a lump on his neck. He immediately went to the neighborhood health center to get checked, and that's when things began to spiral down. In October, we went to the hospital and Neil was confined for 5 days where his first biopsy and CT-MRI began. Just when we were barely holding ourselves together, horrifying news hit us hard. Neil was dealing with 2 types of cancer. We couldn't believe it, but we wouldn't let that break us. We're committed to continuing Neil's fight.

January 2023, we met the New Year with uneasiness and the feeling of fragility but, in true Filipino spirit, we celebrated despite the gravity of Neil's situation. After a two month-long, anxiety-filled wait from another CT-Scan, we finally received the pathologist's results in March. We went back to the hospital with the results, and the oncologist finally determined that Neil had double primary supraglottic laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma stage IVB (abdomen) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (neck). Though it was a small relief to know the names of what we were dealing with, it felt like our fight had just begun.

March 2, the oncologist said that Neil needed tomotherapy, a type of radiotherapy, and the ENT doctor emphasized that Neil needed surgery as soon as possible. March 9, we discussed with the general surgeon regarding the risks of the surgery. The order of the procedures, whether the treatment of his cancer on the neck or surgery on the cancer in his abdomen, is still being reviewed by the doctors on which would give Neil a higher chance of recovery and survival.

That's where we're at right now, and we're continuing the fight with all we can do. Last March 10, we visited Makati City Hall to obtain Neil a PWD (Person with Disability) I.D. with the hope of finding more ways within our government to lessen the financial blow. We're also preparing to reach out to other government institutions such as the Philippine Cancer Center Society, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and officials in office.

The current fees we have to cover:

  • Tomotherapy initially cost ₱369,665
  • Chemo ₱18,000
  • Surgery (To be validated then announced.)

Thank you for reading Neil's story. That alone already means so much to my brother and to all of us who are braving through this hard journey alongside him. Every donation or even a simple prayer, we greatly appreciate your kindness, compassion, and love for Neil. No words can simply express our gratitude to each and every one of you. We will keep on fighting, and we hope you can join us in Neil's fight. Ituloy natin ang laban ni Neil.

Maraming salamat po, thank you, and God bless you.

We will update on Neil's road to recovery here.

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FOR LOCAL DONATIONS:

GCASH

Johnna Marie Pompa

09289922846

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BPI

Bien Eugenio Pompa

0689-2896-65

Swift code : BOPIPHMM

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Unionbank

Bien Eugenio Pompa

109325352844

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Donors

  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 24, 2023
₱2000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 20, 2023
₱5000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 19, 2023
  • We’re praying for you. God bless.

₱5000.00

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4 donors
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 24, 2023
₱2000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 20, 2023
₱5000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 19, 2023
  • We’re praying for you. God bless.

₱5000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 19, 2023
  • Praying for Neil’s recovery.

₱1000.00

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