8 years ago, Marie was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer. She had surgery and underwent chemotherapy and was declared in remission. Last year, Ate Marie experienced pain in her lumbar area and went various tests which revealed that the cancer has metastasized to her spine. She has been undergoing chemotherapy since then.
A few weeks ago, Marie was hospitalized due to pneumonia. She again underwent a series of tests which revealed metastasis to her lungs as well. Her condition progressed and last week (October 9), she had to be inserted with a tube to help her breathe. She has been staying in the ICU of NKTI since then.
Marie underwent a chest CT scan on October 16, which revealed that the cancer has spread to her airways which causes her difficulty of breathing, despite the breathing tube. On October 17, Marie, together with her family, have decided that she will no longer receive aggressive treatment to combat her disease. She has opted to receive palliative care, which basically means she will be made as comfortable as possible but no other treatment that will alter the course of her condition will be administered. She will be transferred out of ICU and will be staying in a private room instead.
We are knocking on your kind hearts for financial assistance to help with the mounting hospital expenses. Even a small amount can go a long way and will be highly appreciated. All donations will be given directly to Marie or her sister Elena.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!