On behalf of her, Im trying to make this fundraise. My mom is now 66 years old, mother of 3, and grandmother of 4, from Panama City, Panama. She has always been strong and active, until she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma last july. This disease does not have any risk factor, so it came without notice, and is a very rare type of bone marrow cancer.
She doesnt have health insurance, so all the treatment cost and medical fees comes from our family´s income. Just her initial exams to try to find out what was causing her pains, cost $15,000, and as soon as she was diagnosed, her treatment was initiated as a strong chemotherapy on August 1st. Every week cost almost $2,500, and she still faces 8 more weeks, and then, that same chemotherapy will be changed to a monthly basis, for at least 2 more years.
If you need to know the information about the treatment, it consists in a weekly dosis of Velcade, daily intake of Talidomid, weekly dosis of Dexamethasone, and monthly dosis of Zometa. This was indicated for 24 weeks, and then it will be reduced to once per month, as mentioned above.
I have read a lot about this disease, and it can be controlled, and in fact, can be cured for long periods of time until it reappears, and if it does so, the chemotherapy should be reinitiated all over again. So, I strongly ask for your kindness and help to reduce our stress. My mom is already dealing with a lot of physical and emotional stress, and Im running out of money, and thought about doing this as a last attempt.
Please, help us in reducing the economic stress of dealing with this horrible and life-changing disease. We are very positive in her recovery, but we really need your help!!
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