On September 8, 2017, our good friend & colleague TeRe shared with us a devastating news that she has been diagnosed with a breast cancer. Prior her diagnosis, she had been suffering from excruciating pain and felt lumps in her left breast. After a series of medical exams, pathology, MRI scan and Sonomammography among others, the results & images positively revealed suspicious lumps, and the massive of which was estimated at 2.4cm, a considerable size to be initially diagnosed as Stage 2 Cancer, located at the mid-section of her left breast. Her attending doctor asked for an immediate surgery (Masectomy), firstly, because of the location of the lump which is in mid area of the breast, secondly, because the mass needs to be extracted and verified further. She underwent surgical procedure on September 14, 2017 and the mass extracted was subjected to biopsy which then revealed further that the mass has grown aggressively over time at 8cm, making her condition not stage 2 but stage 3A Cancer.
At TeRe’s early age, to be told by a doctor that she has a breast cancer is the worst nightmare imaginable. In an instant, she suddenly felt alone in the dark and isolated, her future went bleak and all her plans vanished. It’s like a dark shadow casts over her taking away all her life’s aspirations and goals. Being the bread winner of her family and with two beautiful young children who have big dreams and a sick mother who’s under her care, the thought of having to survive the pain and agony of the disease and the aggressive treatment it requires is just too much to bear. Adding to the plate is the fact that she has yet to undertake further laboratory tests, clinical procedures and medical treatment including chemotherapy which her health insurance cannot cover anymore as it has reached its ceiling.
Now is our time to help this amazing colleague, to support her family, to cheer her up once again so that she will feel that she has all the reasons to keep fighting, surviving and living. Hence, we are knocking on your generous hearts to help us raise the funds needed for her succeeding procedures and chemotherapy sessions. Any amount you can donate will help ease the financial burden this cancer is causing. Your donation will ensure that TeRe will get the best treatment and care so that she will be totally cured of her illness. Any amount will help give her another chance at life, a chance she fully deserves.
You may send your donations through the following accounts:
BDO Account no.: 5440039350- Account name: Teresita D. Evardo
Paypal Account no.: 5440039350- Account name: Teresita De Vera Evardo