The Fight with The Big C Started
18 years ago, we all thought our nightmare has ended when my superhero of a mother, Nenita Cruz, at age 51, successfully survived Breast Cancer. After a mastectomy and 4 gruelling sessions of chemotherapy, with the help of a solid medical team, family, friends, relatives and anonymous donors, we beat breast cancer. I was only 10 years old then, couldn’t do much, and could barely even understand what’s happening. All I knew then was I can’t lose my mom and I don’t know how we would be without her as a family.
Battling Cancer For The Second Time
But as with all nightmares, they do come back. And they come back worse than ever. Last Thursday, July 25, 2019, my mom now age 69, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and has metastasized in her liver. Her official Histopath results have yet to come back in 7 business days, and the only way for us to get a good chance at saving her is to perform a surgery to remove the large tumor in her colon as well as in her liver. Unfortunately, this surgery will entail us to raise a minimum of 400,000 - 500,000 Pesos (a conservative estimate of her surgeon). With a pile of hospital expenses and medical prescriptions, we definitely will have a hard time supporting such massive expenses.
Be Her Superhero: Save Our SuperMom
With a clear head, a calm heart and strong faith, mom, me and my siblings can beat this with your help. My still 10-year-old heart, when it comes to my mom, is reaching out for support. While we are pulling all stops as a family and looking at every possibility to give my mom a chance at a healthier and longer life, we are knocking at your kind hearts for support to save the number one woman in our lives. We still want her to celebrate her 70th birthday next year, full of happiness and joy as she listens to her favorite music live. We want to see her spend time and play with her 4-year-old grandchild. We want her to enjoy the moment each time her grandchild calls her “Eomma”. Most importantly, we wish for her to experience a fuller and joyful life ahead. What I knew 18 years ago, still holds true to what I know now. I cannot lose my mom - not like this. She has always been the one to save us from literally anything, and now, it’s time for us to save her and be her support system.
That’s why I made this campaign. We will forever be grateful for any help you will be able to extend. Please help my mom have a fighting chance at this disease for the second time. Please help my mom be healthy again. Please be my mom’s superhero. She needs it now more than ever.
If you wish to personally send her prayers and words of support, you may send it to my email address: [email protected] and I will ensure to read all of it to her.
If you wish to contribute directly, here are our bank details:
Nian Carla L. Cruz
BDO Savings: 011440065258
We give our sincerest thanks and appreciation for all the love and support!