My sister, Cici, is a very fierce, passionate, and exuberant spirit. She is generous and is always there for others. When I was fresh graduate from the University, she shaved her head to support cancer patients and even inspired me to do the same. I couldn't imagine then that 8 years after we would need the same support, most especially for the financial aspect of her healing. Our world was shook when she was diagnosed with OVARIAN CANCER stage 1c last May 3 after her surgery for a dermoid cyst on the right ovary. (updated 5/10/18)
She is only 30 years old and I believe she has so much to live for and to give in this world. Her spirit is intact and her fight is strong. She is determined to overcome this disease, but she needs help with the treatment and hospitalization fees. She has to relocate from Dumaguete City, Negros Island to Cebu City, Island of Cebu to get the proper treatment.
Her healthcare only covers around $1,921/year and she had already used it up for her first surgery. The rest will be on her shoulders as a call center agent that earns $346 per month. From her earnings alone we cannot raise enough money to cover one chemotherapy cost. We are doing the best that we can to raise enough, but we want to be prepared for more chemo-therapies, surgeries, medications--and most importantly in case her health doesn't respond well to the treatments. As of now she needs three chemotherapy sessions prior to her second surgery and three chemo-therapies after.
Please, help me fight ovarian cancer with my sister. Give her a chance to see more of life and celebrate it with her loved ones. My whole family will be grateful for your compassion and companionship through this challenge!
Christine Velez Villegas (born in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, Philippines - March 10, 1988)
Born in a small town called Sangke, Cici is the oldest of three daughters. She was raised by her two aunts, Victoria and Evelinda, after their father left them at the age of 3. Cici is an undergraduate student of Political Science in De LaSalle-Bacolod. She stopped studying to focus on work. Since then she has worked for more than several outsourcing companies. Her being a hard worker and a very determined leader of her team, made her a good asset for her company and her teammates. She loves singing, photography, supporting causes for women empowerment, cooking and nature.
About the treatment/procedures
Cici's had a surgery for dermoid cyst and her doctor, Dr. Corazon Uy of Silliman University Medical Center- Dumaguete City discovered that she has Ovarian Cancer stage 1c. Dr. Uy referred to another doctor in Cebu, Dr. Helen Amorin. (updated 5/10/2018)
Right now she will need three chemo-therapies prior to her second surgery. After her second surgery she will have three rounds more of chemo-therapies. Her donations will cover medications, hospitalization fees, blood transfusions, etc.
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