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Fund Paolo’s AML cancer treatment

£19,197 of £30,000 goal

Raised by 264 people in 11 months
Created February 4, 2018
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Two years ago my warrior of a boyfriend beat cancer. Paolo had been diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 2015 aged 24 and had a successful stem cell transplant with his dad being the donor. He has been doing great with recovery, living, surfing, and enjoying a normal life this past year and even celebrated two years cancer free in December 2017. Only a few months later during a routine check up in February 2018 our worst fear became a reality, a biopsy revealed 76% cancer cells in the bone marrow. Paolo had relapsed after 2.5 years of being cancer free.  Paolo began his second greatest battle against this awful cancer
 
Unfortunately healthcare in the Philippines is entirely private - and as a result of his previous diagnosis insurers are not willing to cover him. Due to this being a second time for Paolo to battle cancer, there is no financial assistance available to fund Paolo’s treatment. We have created this GoFundMe to fundraise Paolo’s medical treatment to enable him to receive the treatment he urgently needs to fight this disease.  

Paolo's treatments will include two high dose chemotherapy and a DLI, (this is a cancer treatment where his dads stem cells is infused into Paolos bone marrow).

February and March 2018 
Paolo received two brutal high dose chemotherapy treatment in order to achieve remission. In the space of two months he battled through e-coli in the blood, pneumonia, liquid in the lungs, an infection that was weakening his heart and was moved to ICU, shingles virus on his face but Paolo fought through it all and was able to recover. He has proved time after time he is able to overcome any obstacle that’s thrown at him. Finances should never be a reason to restrict Paolo’s fight. Let’s get Paolo the treatment he needs to fight this and to be able to live a normal life like any other man in his 20s. We need to raise another £7,372 - 520,660 PHP to reach our target and complete Paolo’s medical treatment. We can help Paolo WIN this fight with your help. 

Thank you for giving us so much energy with each donation! Please share and spread the word, let's keep the momentum going

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Update 9
Posted by Jasmine Sophiá
14 days ago
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Thank you so much for your support for Paolo throughout 2018!
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Update 8
Posted by Jasmine Sophiá
28 days ago
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Happy 28th birthday to Paolo Mendoza!

Wishing you good health and happiness,



Thank you for all of your support!
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Update 7
Posted by Jasmine Sophiá
1 month ago
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Quick update on Paolo Mendoza: first of all thank you all for following our journey, It’s been 7 months since his last procedure, it’s looking very positive, his bloods results come back every week looking good, he’s gained weight back again after he weighed 46.6kg at his lowest, he now weighs 57.4kg, we had some recent results that his transplant is still 100% engrafted, which is the results we had hoped.

We have been able to raise £19,000 with your help, and because of your donation we were able to provide Paolo the treatment he needed at a time we were in desperate need. It was a race against the clock to raise the funds, and we did it.

To everyone who have donated, thank you, this wouldn’t have been possible without each of your kindness and willingness to help.

We are under the pressure of the hospital, and we still need to raise £10,000 for Paolo’s bill. I need help with this, if you would like to help please contact Paolo or me through messenger or donate on the Gofundme page.

Thank you all again
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Update 6
Posted by Jasmine Sophiá
2 months ago
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From Paolo’s mother: To each and every kind soul here who gave something of themselves to help my son Paolo with his treatments, some even more than once, we are profoundly grateful. We cannot thank you enough, there are no words, thats why we pray for you to be blessed in the same way you have been a blessing to us. We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity. We are forever grateful. And though we are not out of the woods yet, you have given Paolo and we, his parents, enough spirit and encouragement with your act of kindness and generosity. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And may God continue to bless us all.
- GRACE MENDOZA
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Raised by 264 people in 11 months
Created February 4, 2018
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