“Having many problems isn’t the problem. Losing hope is the problem.”
Dear friends and family,
I’m Kimberly JoyceFabian, an only child and working in a company located in Taguig, Phils. This could be one of the hardest and heart-breaking moment of my life, but I’d like to take this chance to show how much I really love my mom, and how far I would go to fight for her.
My mom, Ma. Teresa Fabian, age 49, was diagnosed with stage IIB Cervical Cancer last 2014. After 8 weeks of chemotherapy, 30 days of radiation, and 3 days brachytherapy, her cancer was in remission. As a side effect, she had been confined often to the hospital due to radiation cystitis. Her kidney was also damaged causing involuntary urination. She was cleared with cancer three years after.
Last April 2018, our nightmare returned. The doctors said her cancer has metastasized (Stage 4 Cervical CA), a progression which means her cancer has spread into the other organs of her body. Since then, she had undergone several tests and biopsies. We tried the alternative medications but it did not work well because of her current weak condition, resulting from lack of nutrition. We also attempted to try the multiple agent chemo, which has a higher dose and is more expensive but her laboratory tests failed the qualifications to proceed.
It was suggested, however, by her oncologist to have minimal invasive therapy instead which costs a minimum of Php 180,000. This would be more comfortable for my mom and I’d still want to try this option even if it’s a 1% chance. I researched about similar cases of people who underwent the said treatment and found out there is still a chance of survival. This gives me enough hope, and I’d like to hold on to it for my mom.
The doctor asked us yesterday July 26, “Up to what extent are we going to hold the situation?” I heard my mom’s voice in my head as I remember her saying, “Ayoko pang mamatay. Bigyan mo na ko agad ng apo.” Then I answered, “Gagawin po namin lahat para gumaling sya.”
Now, July 27, she’s on her third day in Isaac Catalina Medical Center here in Bataan (ICMC) due to infection in blood and other multiple complications from the metastasis. This is her 8th confinement and the 17th time she had blood transfusions this year.
Her medical insurance was already maxed out since her last confinement and my savings for her medical expenses was already exhausted from the supportive care and pain management we had at home.
I’m personally knocking on your hearts, as I hope to raise funds to help my mom fight her second battle with cancer. We still have a long road ahead. The co-pays for tests, appointments, treatments, and all other expenses related to her condition have started to pile up.
I would appreciate every bit of help you could give to my family. And above all, please include her in your prayers for fast healing and recovery. Help save my selfless mom, who walks out in the streets all day to deliver and sell pastillas, merienda and other packed food. I want to give her the life she deserves.
For Donations: You have an options to:
Option 1: Bank Deposit or Online transfer
Account Name: Kimberly Joyce Fabian
BPI - 0999194508
BDO - 8090130106
SECURITY BANK - 17318355
Option 2: Thru paypal. Clink Donation button below.
Maraming maraming salamat po and God bless us all!