I'm Maria Theresa Llarena and this strong man here is the source of our strength, our father, Alfredo Tirona Sr.
Last August 2016, he was diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis, We first thought it was a simple cough and stomach ache but after different tests were done, it was found out to be “Primary Myelofibrosis”, it is a serious bone marrow disorder that disrupts his body's normal production of blood cells and the result is extensive scarring in his bone marrow, leading to severe anemia, weakness, fatigue and often an enlarged spleen. We were so devastated when we learn the news. He underwent oral chemotherapy and injecting epoeitin twice a week. After months and cycles of maintenance, he got better or so we thought.
It was November of 2016 when his platelet went down we rushed him to the hospital and was confined for three days for blood transfusion.
For his condition, he needed to undergo a lifetime medical treatment, and he advised to secure Ruxolinitib and have regular follow-up check-up and CBC monitoring. The oral chemotherapy treatment is amounting to 497, 642.76 pesos, in addition to his medication he is also advised to take Hydroxyurea 500mg. tablet as an alternative medicine if Jakavi (oral chemotherapy) is not available which cost 1,260 pesos per month. And Epoeitin a 4000unit used to increase his red blood cells, worth of 8,400 pesos per month which our family finds it hard to sustain due to limited income.
Starting January 2019, we’re having a hard time getting medicine from different government charities that’s why me and my family decides to seek help from social media to help us and get funds for the said medication. We sincerely would appreciate any amount of support to raise funds for his lifetime medical treatment.
To those who are unable to help online you may use the detail below:
Name: Maria Theresa T. Llarena
Contact number: 09957755369
BPI Savings Account:
Account no: 1529120385
Account name: Maria Theresa T. Llarena