My brother, Neil, a dedicated and enthusiastic person in his field and a very courageous person, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma since 2010 - this year marks his 8th year battle. Upon diagnosis, he went through series of treatments comprising of different chemotherapy regimens and radiation therapy. Despite these, however, his disease persisted. It had progressively advanced that he was hospitalized for more than a month this January, and had underwent several blood transfusions. Now, he has to undergo another chemotherapy regimen, using the drug Pembrolizumab, for a minimum of six (6) cycles. We were disheartened but at the same time hopeful that at least there is still something that can be done.
He now has an ongoing chemotherapy treatment with the new drug and so far the results are good. We were able to celebrate his birthday last February outside of the hospital, which is indeed something to celebrate. He is now able to eat...A LOT, which he did not manage to do while confined for more than a month. This serves to be a good sign that his body is recovering from the rampage it underwent for some time.
However, he still needs to complete the chemotherapy regimen to embrace the positive results presented so far. For years now, our family is struggling and hoping to achieve the best results. The braveness of my brother is really the one to count on to, he has been fighting Lymphoma with winning as his goal.
After years of continuous battle, we decided that it is time to allow and seek help. With our family’s resources almost exhausted, any additional financial help will be greatly appreciated. Of course prayers, blessings, and any form of help will be given full regards - these will never fail to encourage and give us a positive light to this challenge we are facing.
On behalf of my brother and our family, I thank you for giving us a little bit of your time and help.