ArleneJoy"AJ"Fights Stage IV Cancer
Round 1. AJ Vs. Cancer
Before anything, let me introduce to all myself, My name is Anthony and I am AJ ‘ s 3rd big brother, 2 year old gap between her and I and been together through the good times and the bad times…yup, we are just as normal as a brother and sister can be. But this I can tell you for sure, that my sister is the KINDEST, MOST LOVING, SWEETEST, ENCOURAGING, COURAGEOUS , FEISTY , A FIGHTER, INTELLIGENT, A LOVING DAUGHTER, A DOTING SISTER (especially to me), SELFLESS (putting others before her own needs).
I can go on and on and on describing to all AJ and not because she’s my sis but friends, colleagues and co-workers can attest to how GREAT she really is. She may be short in stature but as they say great things come in small packages. (… I know now what to get her for Christmas…something small)
Graduation 2011, me and AJ
But seriously, her heart is as BIG as a Polar Bear. She definitely is a FIGHTER and there’ s no doubt in our minds that she will BE VICTORIOUS in her fight with the Big C.
Birthday 2014, with family and friends
I know that everyone is asking how they can help. Your Prayers are still very much needed but we all know that this fight is not only draining on her physically, emotionally, and mentally but also financially.
Knowing my sister, she is not the type to ask for financial help, but upon our prodding and explaining to her that since she’s not working as of the moment and her insurance only covers so much then this is another option she has to help curb with her increasing expenses and debts.
We ask for your monetary contributions to assist with her medical and other bills during her treatments. Her surgery has put her out of commission for 8 weeks now. The Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy is estimated to last 6-8 months.
We also have a Facebook page going: https://www.facebook.com/ArleneJoyBeatsCancerSupport/ Please don't hesitate to continue reaching out to us. Your love, prayers and positive vibes are not only felt but also so appreciated.
We thank you in advance for all your generosity.
Any amount you can manage will definitely go a long way, whether it be a $1 or a simple click to the “SHARE”/"LIKE" button on FACEBOOK.
AJ's road to recovery will likely be long, and this will help immensely in easing the burden. We appreciate the outpouring of love, support and prayers during this time of need.
We know AJ ("Babes" as fondly called by family) would never want you to feel obligated, so please only give if God is leading you in your heart to help our sister out during her time of need.
For family and friends who are asking where to send their donations offline, as well as "Get Well Wishes Card, please feel free to send us a message via this page:
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AND GOD BLESS!
From David Edman
(From David Edman)
C.T.C. & B.G. wrote: "Hi AJ!! Praying for your speedy recovery. Be strong!" Thank you for your generous donation and words of encouragement my friends ... it's been years since we last saw each other in Baguio City ... I'm staying strong and claiming His healing mercy for complete healing and speedy recovery. Maybe next year I'll see you in San Diego!
L.C. from SLGHS Batch '87 sent me this heartwarming message: "Hi Arlene. You'll be fine kabsat! WE are the chosen ones. God gives us trials in different forms because we He knows that we are strong to face it. He will be with you along the way. Accept this in a positive way, God wants us to be His witness for His greatness. Take care kabsat. I'll be praying and cheering for you. God bless." Thank you for your generous donation and words of encouragement L.C. ! You are an inspiration, and a blessing.
Thank you D.B. and C.B. for your generous donation and words of encouragement. I thank you for all your support through your marathons, which you lovingly dedicate to all cancer patients, and those who have gone before us, and all survivors. I look forward to running my first half-marathon, and have you both train me next year!
Thank you Manang Nitz for your generous support and words of encouragement. Most of all your unconditional love and prayers for me and our family. Thank you for reminding me that God is "with me always, to strengthen me, to be with me and to uphold me with His righteous right hand ..."
Counting down the weeks...AJ is halfway done with chemotherapy. It has been an eye opening journey for me and a journey of miracles for AJ. Seeing her in her good and bad days, I can't help but admire AJ. She is in much pain all through out the day but she still smiles through it all. Keep her in your prayers and send her all your love. Thank you all and God Bless Us All!