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Ken-ken's BILATERAL ROTATIONPLASTY was completed last March 7, 2019 and he was discharged from the hospital after two weeks. He's still due for chemo, but he's recovering really well and already being so positive about all of this despite the fact that both his feet were turned 180 degrees backward.
You may check out our facebook pages to see some photos we shared, although we still try to limit these for the time being for personal reasons.
KEN-KEN, Kleent Dexter Dela Cruz, an eight year old active and loveable boy, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (an aggresive bone cancer) last summer. Although this dreadful illness takes its toll on him, his eyes are always hopeful and deep with thoughts. He knows what he's going through and how it all ends up with his legs being severed along with the tumor on his knees. He never loses courage and we even started looking through what will be his prosthetic legs. He's fighting an admirable battle and we will always be there to support him - through each step of the way, through every sleepless night and quiet evenings, through each tear and laughter, through joy and pain, through chemotherapy and surgery.
His is a RARE case of BILATERAL OSTEOSARCOMA on both distal femurs, without any detectable distant metastasis to other organs, thankfully. Since the tumors are on his lower extremities, we believe these to be resectable, perhaps thru rotationplasty or whatever his doctors may recommend for his case. By the end of his chemotherapy and surgery, we expect him to start adjusting to life with a disability. Despite this, we hope and pray for his full recovery after osteosarcoma.
Also, we were told by his doctors that there have only been 16 DOCUMENTED CASES of BILATERAL OSTEOSARCOMA in the span of 30 years, worldwide.
He had his first chemotherapy on September 13 - 16, with cisplatin and doxorubicin over an 18-week protocol, with definitive surgery scheduled on week 9.
After three (3) cycles of chemotherapy, his doctors will assess his response to the drugs before proceeding with the surgery. It will either be above-knee amputation or rotationplasty on both legs, but they are recently considering SAVING AT LEAST ONE OF HIS LEGS, either through a metal prosthesis or other possible methods.
His family has been assessed to be financially incapable to pay for his whole treatment, from chemotherapy up to rehabilitation and long-term follow-ups. His mom is a full-time housewife while his dad drives a pedicab. Average monthly income for their family is Php 5,000.00 to Php 6,000.00. That's not even enough to cover for one MRI scan, which costs at Php 7,500.00.
He has two (2) brothers, one who is older at 10-years-old and the other at 4-years-old.
EXPECTED TREATMENT COSTS:
We cannot fully estimate the costs of his whole treatment, which will involve the following:
- 18-week chemotherapy protocol
- Wide-excision surgery
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prosthesis for both legs
- Other contingencies
However, we will still be paying for out-of-pocket laboratory costs. Before his first chemotherapy started, we had to pay a total of Php 3,790.00 for his CT scan, MRI and bone scans. Right after his first chemo, we had to pay Php 2,000.00 for his cardiogram (2d-echo). That's a total of Php 5,790.00, more than their average monthly family income.
We expect to be incurring more out-of-pocket costs for his laboratory and medicines during and after treatment.
And this doesn't include everyday costs of taking care of Ken-ken, which will put additional strain on their family's budget.
If published estimates put the total cost at more or less Php 5.4 milliion, our initial target to help KEN-KEN WIN against osteosarcoma will be set at roughly 10% of this, or Php 500,000.00, in hopes that we can raise additional funding offline and thru charities / social services.
Whatever will be left after his treatment will cover for the following:
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prosthesis for both legs
- Future long-term follow-ups
We want to give him the best outcome possible and we need all the help we can get.
For him to win against osteosarcoma, he needs our full support and, honestly, some good samaritans are a welcome addition to his team.
All funds will be accounted for through regular updates. These will be used for various laboratory costs, chemo drugs, medical procedures, rehabilitation after surgery, check-ups and other out-of-pocket costs directly attributable to KEN-KEN's winning knockout against cancer.
We love you so much, Ken, through the ups and downs of life.
HOW CAN YOUR DONATIONS HELP KEN-KEN:
- It will cover the costs of laboratory tests and procedures, medicines and other in-patient and out-patient costs that cannot be shouldered by social services and health insurance to ensure that KEN-KEN deals a heavy knockout blow against osteosarcoma.
- It will cover the costs for his future prosthesis including physical therapy and rehabilitation.
- It will cover all other contingencies related to his complete treatment and healing.
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Moving Forward after Bilateral RotationplastyUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 11:23 am
The past couple of months from January to February was especially taxing on Ken-ken and everyone around him who support and love him unconditionally.He finished his 5th chemo cycle last February 5th and was soon rushed through follow-up for his planned surgery to remove both tumors on his left and. . . . .
Year-end UpdateUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 06:53 am
First of all, we apologize for not having updated this page for some time. We concentrated most of our efforts in reaching people through FB, utilizing most of our friends list after considering that most people are not familiar with Paypal and don't have credit or debit cards, but still. . . . .
This Week's Update (Post Second Cycle)Update posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 01:24 am
Ken-ken finished his 2nd chemo cycle last October 17 and was immediately discharged on the 18th, with normal electrolyte levels and blood tests.He had his follow-up check up yesterday, October 22, and is scheduled for his next line up on October 31 and on November 3, he'll be on his. . . . .
On 2nd Chemo Cycle - InfusionUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 06:21 am
Ken-ken's fever finally went away on Friday last week, and he was immediately started on his 24-hr cisplatin infusion, followed by 3 days of doxorubicin infusion, split into 2 infusions per day lasting 4-hrs each with a 12-hr interval between each infusion.Before the start of his 2nd chemo cycle, his. . . . .
On 2nd Chemo CycleUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 02:38 am
Last October 3, 2018, Ken-ken was admitted back to the Children's Cancer Institute (CCI) at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for his 2nd chemotherapy cycle.However, on that same night, he got feverish and his electrolytes were below normal so he wasn't immediately started on chemo. Over the weekend, his. . . . .
Second Chemo CycleUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 02:10 am
Ken-ken's schedule for the week will be the following:Follow-up check-up on October 2, 2018, a day before his 2nd chemo infusion; andChemo infusion with cisplatin and doxorubicin on October 3 and the days that will follow, under his usual protocol.He's already lost his hair as side-effect of the chemo, but. . . . .
A Week After the First ChemoUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 03:03 pm
It has been a week since Ken-ken's first chemotherapy cycle with cisplatin and doxorubicin. Immediately after chemo, his sodium levels were below normal, but his appetite was slowly returning. His doctors had to delay his discharge from the hospital, but he was finally cleared to go home last Tuesday.At home,. . . . .
Ice Cream for the Soul and the FutureUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 01:23 am
For all those days we spent together, Ken, before cancer made you ill, it's good to look back at some of your happy moments, di ba?We build on our past and look forward to your future*******************************************************Mahilig ka sa ice cream, Ken.Pero ngayon, medyo wala ka nang gana sa matatamis. Minsan. . . . .
This Week's Update (First Chemo Cycle)Update posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 06:43 am
This week's update - #KenWinAgainstCancer1. We have the official MRI result - bilateral osteosarcoma, both distal humerus2. We have the official bone scan result - osteoblastic activity involving distal end of both femur3. We have the official CT scan result - no noted lesions nor pulmonary mass4. We have several. . . . .
Ways to DonateUpdate posted by Kirt Russelle Peconada at 01:25 am
Hi all!Seeing that not everyone is familiar with online donations and Paypal and to save on fees and charges from online transactions, you may send your donations as follows:Account Name / Receiver: KIRT RUSSELLE C. PECONADABank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Acct. No.: 8669 1163 82One Network Bank (ONB) Acct.
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