Help Paolo in his battle with Leukemia

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It has been 2 months since my 29-year old brother, Paolo, first experienced shoulder pain which after a series of tests turned out to be an aggressive type of blood cancer called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL. His illness requires immediate medical attention which involves intensive chemotherapy and hospital confinement for the duration of his treatment. Aside from a long battle ahead, this means high treatment costs, which is why we are now humbly asking for your support.

It all started in August 2022, when he first felt some pain on his right shoulder. It became unbearable a few days later that we had to rush him to the hospital for emergency treatment. After a series of tests including an MRI, a growing tumor was discovered in his right scapula (shoulder blade). He had to take another set of tests including a biopsy to further identify the nature of his tumor. He was then diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He also had PET CT (whole body scan) which indicated that there may also be cancer cells in other parts of his body. His doctor performed a bone marrow aspiration to rule out leukemia.

This procedure removes a small amount of fluid and cells from the bone marrow to check for the presence of cancer cells. The results came in and his diagnosis became Precursor B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). It is a very aggressive type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It progresses rapidly and requires immediate treatment. All throughout the whole process, he was also suffering from constant shoulder pain (a side effect from the tumor) and was only getting by with the help of pain medications.

His doctor emphasized the urgent need to start chemotherapy to minimize the spread of this illness, especially to the brain. Due to the nature of his case, his doctor strongly advised that he also needs hospital admission while undergoing treatment to make sure that he gets the needed medical care and to avoid infection. Once he starts with his treatments, his immune system will be so weak that he would be vulnerable to all types of infections.

Currently, he is already confined in the hospital and is closely monitored by his doctor. He is in his first cycle of chemotherapy and so far, he is responding well. We must keep it going and hopefully, he will recover soon. We have started his treatment. However, the medicines, doctors' and hospital fees are too expensive. There's still a long road ahead for him in battling this illness that is why we created this campaign.

We are humbly asking for your assistance to support his treatment. Anything and everything that is donated will help fund his medical bills and provide anything else that may be needed by Paolo to recover.

Thank you for taking time to visit this page. Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2023
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  • Kenny Senquiz
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2023
₱5753.00
  • Raghu P
  • Donated on Nov 14, 2022
  • Get well soon

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Feb 27

February 2024 Update

Update posted by Jeline Ocampo at 02:46 pm

As of February 2024, he has completed his chemotherapy protocol and will be transitioning to maintenance drugs for the next two years. He is currently on remission and hopefully continue his recovery.Thank you for all of you who has helped.

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Mar 08

March 2023 Update

Update posted by Jeline Ocampo at 05:03 am

Thank you to everyone who sent their support through donations and prayers. Paolo's treatments are ongoing. He just completed the third phase of his chemotherapy treatment and he is doing well. There's still a long road ahead and we are remaining positive. We are leaving this campaign open and active

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31 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2023
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  • Kenny Senquiz
  • Donated on Jan 17, 2023
₱5753.00
  • Raghu P
  • Donated on Nov 14, 2022
  • Get well soon

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  • Dinesh Prajapati
  • Donated on Nov 11, 2022
  • Get well soon friend

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 11, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 10, 2022
  • Get well soon.

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  • Mini Francis
  • Donated on Nov 10, 2022
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  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 10, 2022
₱2000.00
  • Shilpa
  • Donated on Nov 10, 2022
₱6000.00
  • santhalakshmi ananthakrishnan
  • Donated on Nov 10, 2022
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