Hello Friends! I hope all of you are well. I come to you in dire need of help.
In February of this year (2019), my mother Flordeliza (Mama Deling) was diagnosed with Primary Peritoneal Cancer. This came after several rounds of tests trying to identify what’s going with her. Her tummy was overly bloated, she had difficulty breathing, and was getting weaker and weaker. The doctors had to rule out many other things before they finally came to the diagnosis. It was cancer. (A year prior to this, she already had total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) because of a tumor found in her uterus.)
We were advised to do chemo right away. Initially, my mom resisted chemotherapy. Despite our efforts of convincing her to undergo treatment, she hesitated due to her fears of the impact it might have on her body given her age. She is now in her 60s. Also, she thought that the overwhelming cost might be too much for me to bear. As the only son, I am now the sole breadwinner of the family after my mother retired from work.
Nevertheless, when she was rushed to the ICU in late March and spent 10 days there, she had no choice. We had to do chemo. I wanted her to do chemo as it was our only hope. We almost lost her and I didn't want that to happen again.
We started chemotherapy in April. My Mom has had 4 chemo sessions already. 4 out of possibly 6. After each session, she really gets super weak and her WBC, hemoglobin, and platelet results get really low. I thought the third round was the most difficult as she complained about extreme fatigue, as if she’s been run over by a truck, and she had to be confined due to sepsis and pneumonia. She also had febrile neutropenia, and bouts of asthma and severe diarrhea. She’s had 6 blood transfusions already. We thought that was the worst but after her 4th chemo, she was back in the hospital due to difficulty breathing, severe coughing (she’s always out of breath), and there’s fluid found in her lungs.
She's now in the ICU as her heartbeat has been erratic and the doctors want to closely monitor her condition.
It’s been really difficult. I’m just glad my mother is a fighter. She’s been quite a trooper throughout this ordeal. Her spirits are high and she believes she will be healed. We believe she will be healed. She will get better. She will survive. Please include my Mom in your prayers.
Please pray for me as well. Pray for strength and patience for me. It’s been crazy dealing with this on my own. I’ve had to take a leave from work to attend to her. Dealing with cancer is a also mental struggle. I’m so angry at this whole situation but also accepting of the fact that it is what it is. And as the sole breadwinner of my family, it’s really my responsibility and no one else’s.
But I’m at the end of my rope financially. And I'm asking for help.
I'm trying to raise funds to pay for my Mom’s medical bills but cancer is a very expensive monster to deal with. Our hospital bills have been piling up and her medicines are really expensive.
Honestly, we have run out of resources. I have run out. My mom’s entire retirement fund has been fully used up as well as my life savings. My family is doing all we can but we are now really depleted.
I knock on your hearts. Any help, any amount, will really go a long way. I don't know how long we can keep her in the ICU as it is expensive to keep her there and we simply just don't have the cash anymore.
If you can or know anyone who can extend us a little help, please share my message to them. You may donate here, through this gogetfunding page via paypal or credit card or it is preferred that you deposit directly through the BPI account below as gogetfunding takes 12% of the donated money.
BPI account no: 3089-161-753.
Account Name: RALPH JACINTO QUIBLAT
or you may use the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) QR Code below to transfer cash for free.
You may also send cheques or cash to
RALPH JACINTO A QUIBLAT
LOYOLA SCHOOLS OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
MVP 100, ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY
KATIPUNAN, QUEZON CITY
My family will be forever grateful. Thank you very much. Thank you, thank you.
Do keep us in your prayers.