This January 2016, my dear uncle was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bronchogenic (Lung) Cancer. What started as a cough progressed to a lump the size of a child's fist that started growing on the right side of his neck. He was first subjected to chemotherapy via IV which after he medicated with oral chemotherapy drugs - drugs we cannot access unless we ask assistance from certain organizations such as PSCO due to its cost. Asking for assistance means sitting in line for twelve hours to be given only a few days worth of drugs or money to purchase the medication. For a few months, the drug had greatly improved my uncle's condition and lessened the lump, until the cancer mutated aggressively and the oral drug was discontinued. My uncle's condition worsened to a point that the cancer had started to affect his bones, making them brittle and painful for my uncle to move. Due to the effect the disease had on his bones, the doctors deemed it necessary for my uncle to undergo surgery to supplement his bones, however, the surgery was cancelled because of my uncle's fragile state. Undergoing the surgery would be extremely dangerous. The doctors instead decided for my uncle to undergo radiation therapy. The successive radiation therapies have been incredibly painful and difficult for my uncle and he suffers the side effects of nausea, extreme weakness, and severe body pains.
On October 31st, my uncle was rushed to the Lung Center of the Philippines due to difficulty breathing on his own. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit, hooked to a ventilator and is often heavily sedated due to the extreme pain he is currently experiencing. With the numerous trips to the hospital, medications, and hospital bills, our family has been finding great difficulty ensuring the welfare of my dear uncle. We ask help from certain organizations for financial and medical assistance but sadly, he need more help to keep him going.
Please, help us preserve my uncle's life. Our Tito Oliver still wants to keep fighting. He wants to live for his grandchildren, for his family. Please also include my dear Tito Oliver in your prayers, I'm sure he would be happy for it.
Our family would be very thankful if you can find it in your heart to donate to
ACCT NUMBER: 6706 2028 28 (BPI FAMILY)
ACCT NAME: VERONICA RED V PIOQUINTO