Help ALMAE Beat Cancer

Almae, who was born and raised in the Philippines, is one of those nurses who had aspirations of working abroad. Not only to better her and her family's life, but to also help those in need. Alone but determined and with faith, she seized her chance and she flew 6,766 miles from the Philippines to UK. What followed was almost 2 years of uncertainty and difficulty. Trying different jobs and living away from family; setting aside her loneliness and eagerness to go home, all her hard work and sacrifice eventually paid off when she secured a job where she could put her nursing into practice.

But in just a blink of an eye everything has changed...

On August 3, 2017, she was rushed in the hospital. With difficulty of breathing, difficulty of swallowing and fever as complaints, she kept her calm and thought it was just a simple cold caused by fatigue. Her doctor requested an X-ray and when the result returned, she was immediately sent to hospital for further investigation. A large mass was discovered in her chest, precariously near her heart. Various tests followed (MRI, PET scan, mediastinal biopsy) to determine the exact nature of this mass.

We had to wait another week for her biopsy result. A week of torment for her and our family. Upon hearing the result, everyone was in awe, quickly followed by devastation and despair. At the tender age of 26, Almae has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin; Diffused Large B-cell Lymphoma Stage 2.

We were miles away from her, we felt helpless. We have faith in Our Almighty Lord and know that if anyone can recover from this, she can. She has to undergo 6 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, spending the majority of the time in hospital.

Every parent wants the best for their children and they only dream for them to have a healthy and successful life. They are willing to give up so much to see that they get the happiness that they deserve. The pain that my parents are experiencing right now is unfathomable. From the moment Almae was rushed into hospital to the time the doctor diagnosed her with lymphoma, their worst fears became a reality and the pain has become unbearable for them. Our parents have no alternative but to fly to London, leaving their jobs with the risk of eventually losing them, to accompany her for her treatment.

Looking forward, Almae has been told by the doctor that she is in no position continue working during her intense chemotherapy. However, she still has to somehow pay for her accommodation and other various expenses such as food and travel. The same situation applies to our parents during their 6 month stay in the UK in order to provide the care and moral support for Almae to beat this and make a full recovery. It is because of these financial hardships that we are reaching out to you. Your contribution will go towards these expenses and will give Almae the best possible chance in her battle. We would be eternally grateful for anything that you can give. We are also grateful to all who have prayed for her and already have done so much.

Thank you for all your help and may our gracious God bless you.

"God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things and all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work". - 2 Corinthians 9:8

Donations

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  • T10 South 
    • £245 
    • 37 mos
  • Jittiya Wicheanvanagoon  
    • £5 
    • 38 mos
  • Stingers Family 
    • £29 
    • 40 mos
  • Kathleen Rothwell 
    • £20 
    • 40 mos
  • Jorden Ellis 
    • £30 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer

ALan MaRk Rosal 
Organizer
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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