Hello and good day, everyone! My name is Precious Dianne Verde, eldest daughter of Ivan and Veronica Verde. I am doing this campaign to ask some help for my dad, Ivan Verde, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Nasopharyngeal Cancer.
Nasopharyngeal Cancer is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the nasopharynx, which is located behind our nose and above the back of our throat.
The cancer cells of my dad already spread to other areas of the body specifically to the bones, and liver. So the physician of my dad told us that he needs to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He needs at least a minimum of 6 cycles of chemotherapy plus 12 cycles of pembrolizumab, which is a type of immunotherapy that stimulates the body's immune system to fight cancer cells, and radiation therapy for 35 days. Pembrolizumab is an expensive drug because it cost 150,000 pesos per vial.
For now may dad needs to finish his chemotherapy plus the 12 cycles of pembrolizumab first before he will be able to do the radiaton therapy because the radiation oncologist of my dad refused to do the radiation therapy due to liver lesion. In the event of good response after the chemo therapy, the radiation oncologist would consider local treatment to the nasopharynx and neck; and offer metastatectomy for the liver lesion. Metastatectomy is a surgical removal of cancerous growths that have spread from the original tumor to other locations around the body.
it is a long and pricey treatment. We could not fully support the medical expense of my dad because I am still a student and my mom is only a minimum wage earner. The estimated cost for 12 cycles of pembrolizumab is 1,800,000 pesos and for every session of chemotherapy we need an amount of 30,000 pesos. We do not have that big amount of money and we do not know how to get that big amount.
So, we are knocking on your doors asking for help to save the life of my dad. We humbly ask for financial assistance as we would like to provide the medical expense of my dad. I want him to live longer to witness the beauty of life and to spend more time with us and to create more fun memories because he is only 37 years old and there are still a lot of things that he needs to experience in this world.
My dad is a fighter. Let us all help my dad win this fight. Our family will always be grateful to everybody who are showing their support.
Help us save Ivan, my dad. We love our dad.
God bless us all.
We accept donations through (PayPal) and bank deposits
BDO savings account
Account name: Precious Dianne F Verde
Account number: 010670015733