Please refer to this blog if you haven't read it yet.
I am struggling as I start to write this blog. Why? Because up to now I still do not want to admit that after all the things my dad has endured during the 2nd phase of his chemotherapy, colon cancer cells has spread to his liver and abdominal walls (stage 4). Those who have medical backgrounds or with family members who have gone through the same thing knows that if left untreated, he may have at least 6 months or the most 2 years to live. After a conference with his oncologist and consultations with his siblings, who are mostly in the medical field, he was told that there is a big chance that he may beat this disease if he undergoes a 3rd phase of chemotherapy and surgery right away.
What is stopping him now from getting the treatment that he needs is the lack of funds since the first two phases of chemotherapy has nearly depleted the family's savings. We need about 4.5M to cover his initial treatment and surgery (that does not cover maintenance dose after surgery) but we only have less than 800,000 left in the bank right now. And even if we get to sell whatever properties we still have it will not reach half of what we need.
My dad has told us that enough is enough and he would rather that we prepare for his palliative care to spare him from pain when the end comes. But could anyone blame us if we go behind his back and try to look for ways so that he can have his treatment and surgery?
And so, our dear friends, relatives, former workmates and acquaintances (Yes, with all humility I implore even those I do not know personally) in behalf of my family I would like to request for your support, may it be in any form/kind or amount.
As for now I am open to pledges as I still have to make sure of the account number / bank account or address where you can send your donations. Thank you very much in advance!