Paulo Sabangan is my mom’s eldest son, my brother, a father to a 14yo son and a 9yo daughter. He just turned 41 years old in February 2020. The same month that he found out that he has nasopharyngeal cancer, Stage 4c.
He had gone through series of chemotherapy and radiation which he was able to finished in September.
He was asked to come back for more tests in October to make sure that the cancer did not spread. However, before he wasgiven a schedule for all his followups, he has been experiencing an on and off pain at his back and abdomen which we thought atfirst was a side effect of all his treatments.
His family decided to do extra measure to check what is going on for he has not been sleeping well due to pain in the past month. He had his bonescan in November 17, 2020 and still waiting for the official reading. He was sent home and was advised to wait for his appointment for CT Scan.
I received a call today from his wife, November 19, 2020, that he is having difficulty breathing and could not endure the pain anymore even if he had double doses of pain relievers already. He was rushed tothe hospital and they have handed to my sister-in-law the medical bill estimates which would be around P300,000-500,000.
My brother is currently being treated in Manila Doctors Hospital in the Philippines. Having a health insurance in the country is a privilege. In the entire course of his treatment from the past, it was mostly through Donald, my 2nd brother, and me that he was able to pay his medical expenses. It surmounted to almost P500,000 (CAD 13,800).
In his second admission, my family decided to ask for help from our relatives, friends and strangers. (UPDATE) The oncologist read the bone scan and interpreted that the cancer already spread to his bones. He needs blood transfusion too because he was found anemic. The ultrasound came out positive for his gallbladder and fatty stones were found. This campaign will go directly to my brother and aid him in his treatments against this disease.
If you could extend any help financially that would be greatly appreciated. Any amount will go a long way.
From the bottom of my heart, my sincerest gratitude.
God Bless your Generous heart and Kind soul.
- Daljit Chadha