Our youngest sister, Mara, 28 years old was diagnosed with stage 1 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tongue (Cancer of the tongue) last December 2017. Surgery was the first line of treatment but since the location of the mass was in her tongue we opted not to undergo surgery rather do natural treatment for her. Our family is working so hard to give her the best possible care that she needs.
Unfortunately, the natural treatment which we opted was not effective on her. Our family decided to send her to China for advance treatment as her condition progressed from stage 1 to stage 3 (Cancer of the tongue with the involvement of the tongue muscles). This condition severely suffered her as she has difficulties with eating, sleeping and speaking too.
Mara's health insurance has covered most of her hospital bills in the Philippines but she needed more help with her treatment in China. She went to China (Modern Cancer Hospital in Guangzhou) on the first week of March 2018 hoping for a better cure for her condition without undergoing surgery as we want a better quality of life. Her cancer treatment includes immunotherapy, targeted drugs, and interventional therapy.
This treatment already costs 1.5 Million Pesos in Philippine currency or maybe more depending on her response to the said treatment.
As of now, she is responding well to the treatment. The mass on her tongue gradually decreased in size as per her latest CT scan. We are praying and hoping that she will continuously respond to the current treatment and beat cancer.
To our friends, workmates and even to strangers out there, our family is humbly asking for your help as Mara courageously and faithfully stands against this life-changing ordeal.
We are knocking on your kind hearts to please help us in raising funds. Any amount will be much appreciated and your monetary donations will be a great help to finance and complete Mara's treatment in China. She also needs prayer warriors because we believe that in this fight, we are not alone.
Rest assured, we will ask God to always bless your kind hearts.
Your generosity will help Mara fight against CANCER.
Thank you in advance and may God bless you always!
For outside donations, refer to the bank account below:
Bank Name: BPI
Account Number: 9049 0315 61
Account Name: Marie Antonette Magaling
Bank Name: BDO
Account Number: 001380417714
Account Name: Mara Magaling