Fund Paolo’s AML cancer treatment

£18,892 of £30,000 goal

Raised by 254 people in 9 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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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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Paolo received a DLI two months ago. This is also known as a mini transplant, a procedure where his previous transplant is topped up with new cells to strengthen his transplant from two years ago. Paolo is currently confide in the hospital for two months with a severe reaction to the mini transplant. This last few weeks Paolo is finding incredibly challenging as he has been unable to eat for the past two months due to pain and fed through tube. We are funding for the continuation of Paolo’s medical treatment here at the hospital. Thank you!
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We have just had Paolo’s bone marrow biopsy result after chemo. The cancer is 30% in the bone marrow. It has come down from the 74% cancer he initially had before starting treatments. The next step is another round of chemo which should be able to knock the rest of it down! 30% left to go!! Help us fund for his next chemotherapy treatment!
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THANKYOU for helping us reach 10,000! Paolo is now on day 4 chemo!
We are still live raising funds for Paolo's medical costs and we will adjust the target to cover medical costs accordingly as treatment progresses throughout the month. Keep donating and sharing guys
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Raised by 254 people in 9 months
Created February 4, 2018
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