Finally late January 2019 she was med-evaced Perth to Singapore for lifesaving surgery & treatment (but has to return often for check-ups & continuing procedures). While there, her brother in Indonesia died very unexpectedly Feb 11. Still recovering, she was cleared to fly back for her brother's funeral. Sadly, stress & grief likely contributed to sudden critical worsening so she was med-evaced to Singapore again early March 2019.
In April 2019, one of her many pathogens was identified as S. maltophilia: for immunocompromised patients like Yanti the mortality rate is 40-70%. It’s nearly unkillable; it can and is transmitted even IN hospital-grade disinfectants like chlorhexidine. She's undergoing a chemotherapy cocktail of about 40 drugs, some at toxic levels. Her hair's falling out, gums are bleeding, nausea/diarrhea, the works. The odds are neither now or ever in her favor. But the managing superspecialist (of 12) treating her hopes that, given her history of staying alive in the worst of odds repeatedly, she'll respond well to treatment.
Yanti is fighting to live but doesn’t have resources to continue. Since 8yo she’s done paid work; she & husband Kingsley had earned considerable life savings, long line of credit, own businesses, philanthropy. Their jobs center on community service. Then, they sacrificed beyond all they had to help her elderly mother with Alzheimer’s who’s deaf through her own crises. Yanti simply hasn’t the funds to continue paying for her insurance, much less copays & exclusions. It’s now or never.
PLEASE HELP YANTI LIVE.
She also coaches and equips several of Indonesia's top athletes in triathlon & other sports, who otherwise would never have the chance, from her own time, pocket & energy in seeking resources.
Please give to someone who gives so much to others. Contribute here, share on social media, or PayPal/email BALIQUADRATHON at gmail dot com or contact [email redacted].au to support in other ways (e.g. they take bank transfers in most major currencies & Transferwise).
With thanks, Veronica Byers (close friend) & Kingsley Bugarin OAM (Yanti's husband)
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