We are the Catalan siblings and our family is in the midst of our journey in fighting against the critical sickness of our beloved mother, Mommy Zeny.
Come and join us in our goal to win over cancer!
In 2004, Mommy Zeny was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. This was like the greatest nightmare in our family life. We have witnessed her body become totally weak because of the effects of chemotherapy on her body. Even in our early age, it was really heart-aching to see her vomit and lie on the bed all day. Because we were too young that time, we could hardly be of great help to her. We were helpless. We wanted to help but all we can do is cry for help, pray, pray and pray. Alongside with this, our family experienced financial problems forcing us to sell my parents' properties, close down their business, transfer us to other schools and apply us for scholarships using "Table-Tennis". It has been a great leap of change for our whole family. Despite this phase full of trials, God answered our prayers because our mom was cured and was able to regain her strength and energy. Praise God!
To prevent our worst enemy, cancer, from coming back, my mother had her regular check-ups and medicines maintained. We lived a life free from the chains of cancer.
After 12 years, we have never thought that we will experience the same nightmare once again. From having cancer on the breast, it metastasized and went to the liver and lungs. It became more severe than before. She underwent four sessions of chemotherapy which made her body become really weak. The heart ache that we have experienced before became more painful because we are more knowledgeable and aware of what she is experiencing right now. Because she is in her 60s already, her body wanted to give up to the effects of chemotherapy so we chose to try other alternatives. We went to natural method and biomedical procedures, which are also financially heavy for our family, given that both our parents do not work already and we are just starting in our own careers.
In the midst of our battle in fighting against cancer, my mom experienced difficulty in breathing for almost two weeks and we thought that it is only brought by her asthma. After bringing her to the hospital last Tuesday night (October 25), we discovered that her right lung is clouded with water already because of the tumor, which resulted to seemingly "asthma attacks". Now, we are at the hospital waiting for my mom to recover from her operation (wherein a chest tube was placed in her lungs to remove the water) and also waiting for her lungs to get drained from water.
After this, we will continue our battle to win our fight over cancer. We really wanted our mom who is in her 60s already to see her us succeed in our own career, meet our future husbands/wife and for her to meet her future grandchildren. With this, we are hoping and praying that you will help us achieve this dream for our mom and allow yourself to be channel of blessings and provision for our family. We will be more than grateful and thankful to any amount of help that you could give.
Lastly, after all these challenges, we have learned to trust in and surrender everything to God because we know that He has great plans for our family. Indeed, these trials brought our family closer to Him more than ever before and we are thankful and secured that we will overcome these battle because He is with us. With him, nothing is impossible!
For donations, you may deposit your donations to any of these accounts:
Name: Paula Mae F. Catalan
Please inform us through text (09258786771) afterwards or you may email a copy of the deposit slip to [email protected] for tracking purposes.
Again, thank you very much for your help and support! Thank you for your kind and generous heart.
May God continue to shower you with more blessings! God bless!
Catalan Family (Pablo, Zeny, Patricia, Paula Mae, Pia and Paul)