Our dear friend, Abigail Marie Tupas, was diagnosed with Acute Lymhpoid Leukemia (ALL) last April 24, 2019.
ALL is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. The word "acute" in ALL comes from the fact that the disease progresses rapidly and creates immature blood cells, rather than mature ones. As an acute leukemia, ALL progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months if left untreated.
She has been undergoing chemotherapy since May 2, 2019 at the Cebu Doctors University Hospital, Cebu City. She is currently low in her blood counts as expected post initiation of induction chemotherapy. Her treatment requires supportive transfusion with RBCs, and platelet concentrates by apheresis as needed, as well as antibiotics when fever recurs.
Given her young age, the doctor advised that she deserves the full benefit of both chemotherapy and supportive treatment, which may last 3-4 weeks or more.
This page was created by her friends to reach out to anyone willing and able to provide anything that may benefit her and her treatment, especially financial support for the extensiveness of the treatment.
Abigail has been working away from her family for almost six (6) years now, thus the need of her immediate family to travel back from and forth to Cebu to accompany her and take care of her needs as they cannot miss their work assignments.
Her boyfriend, RJ, has been with her since Day 1 and has been covering for her family's absence to arrange hospital matters, coordinate with blood donors and accompany Abigail in her chemo sessions.
This is a trying time for her and her family and we would like to find a way to help them ease their financial struggles, at the least. Anything you can offer is already a great help in covering the costs of the treatment, antibiotics, family's logistics and other hospital needs.
Abigail will also be needing O+ platelet donors as her total blood count decreases due to chemotherapy. Those available and currently near the area may contact RJ at +639985100594.
More than anything else, we would like to request prayers for strength and courage that Abigail will continue to fight and get through this.
In behalf of Abigail and her family, we thank everyone in advance for your support and prayers.
May God Bless your generous hearts!