Cancer medications can often cost several times the average household income in the Philippines. There are currently seven patients living with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (cancer) in the country who are not able to afford the medication they need. Your donation – big or small - will go a long way in helping these courageous patients!
These patients are enrolled in a treatment access program that provides financial assistance to help cover most of the cost of their full course of treatment. But the financial support provided is not sufficient for patients with very limited financial resources. Join the Together for Patients movement and help cover the remaining treatment cost for these brave patients battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Your support can make a life-changing difference in their battle against this devastating disease.
Here are some of their stories. Patient details have been changed to ensure confidentiality.
Andrea, 26, a young and vibrant woman whose life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with cancer last year. Though Andrea's parents work tirelessly to support Andrea and her three siblings, the family has been burdened with financial hardships and setbacks, making it nearly impossible for them to afford the potentially life-saving treatment she desperately needs.
Antonio, 40, a former seaman, has always been the rock of his family. Fate dealt him a devastating blow when he was diagnosed with cancer, and he’s now unable to return to work. With mounting medical expenses and the burden of hospitalization, his family’s financial stability has crumbled. He faces the looming fear of losing access to the life-saving treatment that could save his life.
Carmelita, 67, is a retired medical technologist who lives a solitary life with only a modest pension and no one to lean on for support. Life threw a cruel twist when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma disease. While she occasionally receives financial assistance from her siblings, it falls short of covering the overwhelming expenses of the life-saving treatment she desperately needs.
Rodrigo, 34, is a dedicated and hardworking public institute worker who has always been the pillar of his family. His health took a sudden and devastating turn with the diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which shattered his family. They now stand on the precipice of a heart-wrenching reality, where they may no longer be able to afford the critical cancer treatment he needs.
Nenita, 39, is a passionate and dedicated public school teacher who has devoted her life to shaping young minds. She also cares for her 12-year-old son and is now battling cancer. She relies on the support of her sister-in-law and the occasional acts of kindness from others to make ends meet. She desperately needs to access vital treatments and care.
Every dollar counts in this race against time. Please donate now and make a tangible difference in the lives of these courageous patients.
All donated funds (minus any administration costs charged by GoFundMe) will help support these patients enrolled in Axios’ programs, providing them with the medications they need for the best chance at a healthier, cancer-free future.
About Together for Patients:
According to World Health Organization, around 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty every year due to healthcare expenses. Access to healthcare is an urgent, global issue and global issues require a global solution.
This campaign is part of Together for Patients, a groundbreaking crowdfunding initiative by Axios International that is making it possible for the entire world to come together to help patients access critical medicines. Axios International collaborates with partners around the world to maximize the reach and impact of the ‘Together for Patients’ initiative, so we can help as many patients as possible.
In support of patients in the Philippines, Axios International has partnered with Akesis , who both share a common mission to improve access to healthcare. Axios International is a pioneer in healthcare access for the last 25 years and currently manages personalized patient support programs reaching 20,000+ patients in 20+ countries. Akesis, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening health systems around the world, has nearly two decades of experience managing donations and public health programs.
Akesis manages all donations received via the GoFundMe platform and Axios will ensure that all donations reach patients in need enrolled in Axios’ access programs.
Following this campaign in the Philippines, we aim to extend Together for Patients to support many other patients around the world.