₱223,088raised of ₱350,000.00 goal goal
Hello everyone. It's been rough for many of us since the start of the pandemic, but I would like to ask if you could help my daughter raise some funds for her laboratory exams, MRI and for her hormonal therapy.
Indy is a 9 year old girl who enjoys reading about world facts, world records and pirates. She is a huge fan of anime: Demon Slayer, One punch man, Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece and My Hero Academia to name a few. She enjoys horror movies especially Korean zombie movies and TV series. When she grows up, she dreams of becoming an animator or a cartoonist.
We all thought she is growing up well and too fast. Unfortunately, after a random check-up we found out she has precocious puberty.
What is precocious puberty?
Precocious puberty is when a child's body begins changing into that of an adult (puberty) too soon. When puberty begins before age 8 in girls and before age 9 in boys, it is considered precocious puberty.
Her menses started February 15, 2022 and it was way too early. She cried and I cried as well because how do you explain that to a child? She has already seen 2 different doctors that recommended to see other doctors as well, we will be on our 3rd by this week. It is stressful. One doctor recommended that she get an ultrasound. We didn't expect it to be so expensive, but she is our child so she was able to have needed ultrasound.
Thankfully, the ultrasound came back negative for tumors. Her ovaries and her uterus are okay. She's cleared for the peripheral part. (Peripheral precocious puberty occurs when the sex hormone glands (adrenal glands in boys and girls, ovaries in girls and testes in boys) begin functioning earlier than normal.)
Sadly, the doctor told me that there might be something wrong with her liver. She asked us to see a pediatric endocrinologist and that she undergo bone age assessment (it is used to radiologically assess the biological and structural maturity of immature patients from their hand and wrist x-ray appearances. It forms an important part of the diagnostic and management pathway in children with growth and endocrine disorders.).
So off we go for the X-ray. We went to see the pediatric endocrinologist and he saw the results of the ultrasound telling us she might have liver disease caused by hepatitis, but is not sure until we get some blood work. Also, her bone age assessment revealed that her bones are 3 years ahead of her age. She has a growth spurt and if her bone ages quickly she might have brittle bones that would easily break and she won't be able to grow to her full height. She is already 137cm as of now. The doctor recommended that she take an MRI Scan to look for a possible tumor causing her to have precocious puberty and we see a pediatric gastroenterologist for her liver problem.
Without even telling the doctor, he noticed that Indy has Exotropia (a form of strabismus (eye misalignment) in which one or both of the eyes turn outward. It is the opposite of crossed eyes, or esotropia). He says, it will be a good reason to have the MRI as this might be the reason why her vision is suffering (a tumor behind the eye can also cause exotropia). Laboratory tests cost more than 14,000 pesos. The MRI costs more than 15,000 pesos and the pediatric anesthesiologist is around 35,000 pesos.
I never thought about that, but she has been wearing glasses for more than a year and it is not helping.
She has started treatments, but costs more than 25,000 pesos a month.
I work as a home-based ESL teacher part-time, worked in a call center, but had to quit as Indy became so sick and usually gets sick every two months. My salary won't be able to cover her needs as we are already struggling with my mother's medication and bank loan from her hip surgery. She is paralyzed from waist down as her body wasn't able to heal properly with a foreign object inside her. It has been more than 4 years since her operation, but we still owe the bank more almost a million pesos and are continuing to pay for it monthly.
My husband works as a call center agent, his salary also isn't enough. This March 2023, he had surgery for Inguinal hernia, but had complications so he had to take a huge loan to cover the expenses and has to pay for it until 2025.
I thought we were already recovering, but we are faced with another situation. I've thought of giving up and jumping off a bridge or in front of a moving truck to end it all, but I can't leave my daughter behind. She's all I got. I love her so much and would willingly sacrifice my life for her to have a better, brighter future.
I would like to ask you guys if you have any extra money to spare, it would mean so much to us and I will forever be in debt to your kindness.
Donations can be sent through the following:
Mary Jane Abayon Go
BPI - 908 915 8505
Gcash - 0995 917 6651
Paypal: [email protected]
Thank you very much.
- Mary Jane Go
- Campaign Owner
Delayed updatesUpdate posted by Mary Jane Go at 12:03 pm
Hello everyone. Our apologies for the delayed updates. Indy and I got sick. She's still sick now and has a fever. Thank you to everyone who helped us in so many ways. I can't ever stop thanking you.Here are some updates that have happened in the past few days.On March. . . . .
Appointment confirmed for her pediatric gastroenterologist.Update posted by Mary Jane Go at 02:18 am
Hello everyone! A big thank you to everyone who continued to support us in this fight.We finally have a schedule for Indy's pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Joy Kimberly Militante. Took us a while as the schedule was full. We're scheduled on the 17th of March at 10 AM. A bit worried. . . . .
Results and MRI scheduleUpdate posted by Mary Jane Go at 01:53 am
We would like to thank everyone for your love and support. We appreciate everything you have shared with us.Indy has Hepatitis B antibodies, which means she had Hepatitis and was cured. We don't know when, but maybe it was when she was an infant down to her toddler years. This. . . . .