Help Us Save Our Mom from an Extremely Rare Form of Lung Cancer

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    raised of ₱500,000.00 goal goal
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We are three children raising money for our mother, Toni. She was recently diagnosed in early February 2021 with a rare form of Lung Cancer called Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma affecting her salivary glands. Her condition is made complicated by chronic neuropathic pain she has been suffering ever since 2007 resulting from a previous lung surgery.

  • March 17 - Mom was admitted in the hospital
  • March 19 - PET scan: the cancer has spread to her neck, bones, muscles, lymph nodes, and adrenal glands.
  • March 21 - She was placed on bone therapy
  • She is then scheduled for the following procedures for treatment:

> Chemotherapy - 6 cycles - each cycle divided by 2 weeks because of her low body weight (1st cycle: March 23d and then March 30th) => estimated Php15,000 or USD300 at a minimum per treatment)

> Immunotherapy - Pembrolizumab every 21 days => estimated Php156,000 - 200,000 or USD3,200 - USD4,100 at a minimum per session

With that, we continue to face skyrocketing medical bills. Her insurance has already been fully consumed due to all the lab workups, bronchoscopy biopsy, and scans, leading up to the cancer diagnosis. These are also compounded by medication costs for her pain management.

As of March 22, our running bill is already at Php238,000 (USD4,900) still without the doctors’ professional fees, and most importantly, without the chemotherapy and immunotherapy costs.

It has been especially difficult for our family to navigate this financial crisis having limited job opportunities due to the economic recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, our brother currently without means of income since migrating with his wife to her home country late last year, and our sister being a new mother raising her first child.

We are looking at all possible ways to raise funds for our mom's survival and recovery so she can live to see more and better days with her children, and the latest new addition of her first grandchild.

Your help will go a long way for our mom who deserves the same abundant love and care she has given us as a single mother. This is our way of doing all we can for her the way she has done for us.

Thank you so much for your time reading this campaign, and for whatever you can offer, even if it would just be for including our mom in your prayers. If you can share this across your networks and community as well, this would really help and we would be very grateful.

As her cancer is an extremely rare form (less than 1% of all Lung Cancer patients worldwide), there are limited medical encounters of her case. Hopefully, God-willing, any success brought about by her treatments may also help others who find themselves suffering the same condition.

Eternally grateful,
Bernice Alessandra M. Chua
Bianca Andrea M. Chua
Bjorn Andrew M. Chua



For direct / local contributions to help us continue this battle, we are providing our brother’s accounts:
Account Name: Bjorn Andrew M. Chua
BPI: 0086380028
BDO: 002880055845
GCash: 09175129123
CIMB: 20860726393039
For non-Peso contributions:
PayPal - [email protected] or PayPal.Me/bjornandrew


Note, we will update this campaign regularly, so feel free to click the heart and “Follow this campaign” if you would like to keep up with our mom’s recovery process.

Fundraising Team

  • Bernice Chua
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  • Campaign Manager
  • Bjorn Andrew Chua
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  • Funds Captain

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2021
₱10000.00
  • Jianna Lastimosa
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2021
₱500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 02, 2021
  • Praying for recovery

₱2500.00
Mar 26

No Cancer in the Colon! Thank You Lord!

Update posted by Bjorn Andrew Chua at 08:32 am

Mom’s Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, from a suspected mass in her intestines, was performed this morning. Thank the Lord, there was no mass, they just found ulcers and rashes that can be addressed with medicines. And most importantly, the cancer has not spread to her colon.Thank you everyone for your faith and

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Mar 25

After the First Half Chemo-Immune Treatment

Update posted by Bjorn Andrew Chua at 03:31 pm

The March 23rd half dose of chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments were administered. Thankfully for the first few hours there were no observed adverse side-effects. She is still currently under observation for these.Unfortunately, we are not without other complications. Her chronic pain is consistently on a high scale; while as of. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

39 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2021
₱10000.00
  • Jianna Lastimosa
  • Donated on Apr 04, 2021
₱500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 02, 2021
  • Praying for recovery

₱2500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 02, 2021
₱30000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 01, 2021
₱20000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 01, 2021
₱5000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 31, 2021
₱3000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 31, 2021
₱3000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 31, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 31, 2021
₱3000.00
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