My name is Rhen Gutierrez, I have created this GoGetFunding to raise money for the cancer treatment of my brother Ervengill.
Ervengill was rushed to the hospital last May 2019 due to difficulty in breathing. The initial tests showed that he had fluid in his lungs and the doctor advised us that he has tuberculosis. He was confined for two weeks, a tube was surgically inserted on his left lung to drain the fluid. We thought that this will resolve his health issue and that he will get better after he completes the medication for Tuberculosis but we were wrong.
His left lung continued to produce excess fluid and he acquired infection. The doctor had to do an operation to scrape off the water and puss on his left lung. He also got samples that were used to do biopsy testing. The doctor told our sister the possibility that he has Lung Cancer. We were devastated. Three weeks after, the biopsy result confirmed out fear, our brother who just turned 40 was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma of the Lungs.
Why We Need Help
Battling cancer requires a huge amount of funds with the endless medical procedures and treatments that needs to be carried out. The financial cost of having the cancer treatment is overwhelming. With this unfortunate and unexpected challenge our family will not be able to cover the expenses on our own.
The Treatment Plan
His Oncologist recommended that he undergo 6 rounds of Immunotherapy since the cancer was diagnosed on a late stage (Stage 4). After this, his condition will be reevaluated and further treatments may be executed. Each round of immunotherapy costs about $2500 here in the Philippines. This treatment is aggressive but has been proven effective to patients with late stage cancer. Ervengill have twin boys who are only 6 years old. He is determined to fight this because he knows that his children needs him.
How Your Donations Will Help
Your donations will go straight to Ervengill's medical care during his fight with cancer. During his treatment, family members will take turns in taking care of him in order to ensure that he gets the treatment and attends the regular doctors appointments. Your donations will help us sustain his needs and treatments.
Ervengill needs your donations right away. He was supposed undergo the first Immunotherapy treatment early September but this has been delayed due to the lack of funds. Unfortunately, whatever money we have available has been used up on his previous confinements and medical/laboratory tests. Right now he is complaining about difficulty in breathing and chest pain and we are afraid that his left lung might be producing excess fluid again.
Your donations will help us save the life of our brother. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much and bless your kind hearts.