"Have faith and stay positive" - this is how our colleague and friend, Lalaine Reyes, chooses to approach her battle with stage 3B breast cancer.
This is how she has gotten through her first 2 cycles of chemotherapy.
This is the way she looks to getting through 8 more cycles of chemotherapy every 21 days and 18 sessions of TRASTUZUMAB and HER2 that will follow her chemo cycles.
She will do all of this while being the sole bread winner and caretaker to her frail husband and their 2 young children.
While Philhealth, a government benefit for citizens, has helped her with some of the cost, the remainder of Lalaine's treatment is going to cost 1 million Philippine pesos ($20,000 USD). A burden no one should have to stress over during a time like this. .
Just like Lalaine, our way of having faith and staying positive is to believe in the goodness of people and their innate capacity to be generous and empathetic. Please help Lalaine. Every single bit of your donation will go into giving our friend a fighting chance at a productive, happy and healthy life.