Who is Nardo?
Our Lolo (grandfather), Minardo Tan (Nardo to his friends and family), is our super hero. He is a very loving and hardworking man. A man who never complains but gives his best to his wife, children and grandchildren. A man who is so brave to fight every battle he is facing. He is the best example of a father who loves unconditionally.
Nardo's Condition and Treatment
Last March 2019, with series of check ups and laboratory tests, He was diagnosed with Stage IV-Sarcomatoid Carcinoma (Rare disease). The doctors have found two (2) tumors in his body; one in his lung and one in the muscle of his heart. In order to survive, he needs to receive treatments such as Chemotherapy or Immunotherapy as soon as possible.
Our family decided for him to undergo chemotherapy (chemo). As a result, he experienced pain in his upper right chest and right leg. He also experienced spitting and coughing blood. He was prescribed the following medications attached below:
His last chemo session was on May 28, 2019. After 3 sessions of chemo, the doctor needed to check if there are improvements by instructing him to do a CT Scan and a 2D Echo. Unfortunately upon reading the result, his body did not respond to the chemo medication given by his doctor. Currently, the result show that the tumor in his body increased in size from 5.9x4.3x5.0cm to 7.6x4.6x4.5cm. There is also a mass erosion on his 3rd rib.
Our Lolo cannot undergo surgery to remove the tumor in his lung due to the thrombus seen in his heart. So, the doctor suggested to undergo Immuno-therapy instead. According to the doctor, this will cost Php157,000(~3,140 USD) per vial and tatay needs 2 vials per immuno-therapy which will costs Php314,000 (~6,280 USD) per session, and he needs to continually do the sessions until the tumor disappears. As of now, we are hoping that it will only take six sessions, which the total cost will be Php1,884,000 (~37,680 USD)..
We are emotionally and financially devastated by his condition. We never expected that he would experience such illness. We wanted to prolong his life by giving him the necessary medications and medical procedures he needs, but financially we are having difficulties. We are not losing hope and we will never lose hope for the healing of our beloved Lolo. We are knocking at your kind hearts to help us raise funds for him. A little bit of help will be appreciated. Please, please, please, if you find it in your heart to help us, then please help us. We know that God provides. We pray that God will return the favor a thousand fold to you and the rest of your family as you help someone like our grandfather.
Please consider donating or helping by sharing this campaign to raise much needed funds for our grandfather's treatment.
You may also want to check our Tee-Shirt-For-A-Cause Facebook Page. We are selling premium quality dri-fit shirts for a small amount. All proceeds will be given to our grandfather's treatment. :)
U.S. Bank Information:
- Bank Account : Well’s Fargo
- Bank Account Name: Jaycee Tan
- Bank Account # 270 559 3669
- Routing #: 1210 42 882
Local (Philippines) Bank:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) ACCOUNT:
Account number: 3399040042
Account name: DAVID TAN
Banco de Oro (BDO) ACCOUNT:
Account number: 007190025844
Account name: DAVID TAN
Thank you very much!