Help Jeb fight Leukemia
In August 2015, a month before his 22nd birthday, Jeb was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). CML is a rare type of blood and bone marrow cancer that slowly progresses and is caused by a chromosome mutation that occurs spontaneously. His body produces an enzyme that causes too many white blood cells. The diseased white blood cells build up in large numbers which causes the crowding of healthy blood cells and damage to the bone marrow.
The normal range for a white blood cell count is 4.5-11 billion per liter. Jeb’s lab results showed that he had 498 billion WBC per liter. He was rushed to the hospital on two separate occasions because his spleen enlarged to 4x the normal size.
The lack of health insurance/coverage in the Philippines has caused the family to shoulder the complete cost of chemotherapy. Like a lot of families, my sister’s family live pay check to pay check so they decided to try a more affordable and alternative treatment. He suffered from adverse effects of the treatment and was later told by the doctor that their plan of care was no longer effective. In order to fight leukemia, the chemotherapy treatment he requires would cost a little over $1000/week (Php 48,000/week)
My sister Delfa was widowed in 2012 when her husband passed away after being diagnosed with end-stage Pancreatic Cancer. Along with Jeb’s two older siblings, they have done as much as they can to financially support the medical costs of Jeb’s treatments. Jeb will need a lifetime of chemotherapy treatment and checkups.
Family, friends and the community stepped in and provided support and prayers. As Delfa’s sister, I want to help relieve as much of the financial burden of the costs of chemotherapy, weekly lab tests, check ups, and the hospital stay. Please help my single parent sister and her family in their fight against cancer. We would be grateful for any amount of support you can provide whether donating to help with the cost of his chemotherapy, through sharing his story and most of all your prayers. Taking part in this fight will go a long way to save a son, nephew, a friend- Jeb's life. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.
This was from our mom: Lord you are such a loving, living True God! So full of Mercy and compassion. You very well know our needs especially Jeb's needs. You always provide for all our needs at the right time we need it! Three times he was rushed to the hospital, You were there providing for all our needs through Your children! You never fail to amuse us with Your goodness. Such a loving Father who never fails his child in need. Right now I can't contain myself praising and thanking You for touching my son with your healing hand as he responds to the medication. Thank you for touching many hearts and for the outpouring of support for Jebjeb. I just can't contain myself but cry with all these developments. God has been touching a lot of people's heart, each pulling resources together for a greater cause to save a life. Ms son Jeb is very lucky feeling much loved not only by this family but his friends and colleagues too from all walks of life here in the Philippines and abroad. Your hand Lord is working ever since and we are very grateful. It's all a matter of faith, hope and love. Yes even as small as a mustard seed, Lord, we never lose faith and hope that Jeb will pass this test with You seeing him through in his struggles. Thank you too for all friends having goodness in their hearts following Jeb and supporting him with their prayers, masses offered and even the outpouring of financial support all rallying behind for him. God's hand is at work in each one and I know He will never fail His Knight much more with his Son Jeb! He will always be there to see Jeb through. Personally, right now I can't control myself but cry. Being so grateful for those who initiated this. Dawn, Jingle, Ne Dot, Jiji, Jojo and Smeak. You have been God's instrument for Jeb for this move. Thank you for the love and concern. May He richly bless you for your kindness. For all those supporting this fight with Jeb against Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, I and my family especially Jeb is extending our greatest gratitude for your prayers and support. Most persons I haven't met and know and yet to meet (those Anonymous Donors) but are there supporting us. May the good Lord repay you for your goodness and richly bless you and your family for having a good heart. Again a BIG THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! God is so so good, full of Mercy, Love and compassion! His love never fails!!! All this for His greater glory and Honor! Praise His holy name!!! From Jebjeb and my family. God bless us all!!!
Oh my God! It has just been 24 hours since my aunt put this up with my cousin. We didn't expect this much feedback from people, thank you so much everyone for having such a big heart, every $ you donated will definitely go a long way for my brother. It's overwhelming to see that even people we don't know would be willing to lend us a helping hand. April Tumimbang Rhys Espinosa Ahmed & Mooshin Saif Miguelito Dela Cruz Roshiedan Baldevieso Felipe Dizon Kit Salbino Teodosio Nong Sean Villaruel Nathaniel Chan And the two Anonymous donos who are too humble to evn mention their name.... Guys! This means a lot to us.. We're ovrjoyed... I hope more people would can take time and take heart with this campaign... May you be blessed more everyday....
My mom sent me this message this morning..... And it certainly makes my faith grow even bigger.. "Yes! God is sooo sooo sooo goood!!! Jebjeb's ever supportive Doctor, Dr. Jane Retiro updated me yesterday and I was again in tears when she said," Am sooo happy because there's no more IMMATURE CELLS in Jeb's blood smear.. despite the slightly high number and 29.9 WBC, it's now normal!!!" We have shifted to his recommended treatment finally. With the support we have from you, and the one's yet to come, we can maintain his results as normal as this, we are so very thankful for the life of all of you, may you all be blessed a thousand folds.
To all donors, thanks a lot for bearing with us in prayers and your support. We finally shifted to the recommended chemo capsule because of your help. His WBC is now dropping from 1O1 (May 1); 53.5 (May 7) and 24.5 (May 15). Normal is 4.5-11 counts! Guys thanks a lot for your support to My son! His WBC is nearing normal counts. Praise God for all of you! God bless you more!
To all of you, thank you very very much! My family with my Son Jebjeb will forever be grateful for your outpouring support and prayers. God bless you more. My son's White Blood Cell (WBC) from 1O1 counts last May 1, 2O16 has dropped to 53.5 counts as of May 7. (Normal is 4.5-11 counts). Thanks God! Because of your financial support, we can now shift to the recommended chemo capsule maybe 1O days from now. With your continued support we can for sure sustain his daily chemotherapy. Thanks God enough for all of you. May He continue to open heavens gate and richly pour You and all of us with His bountiful blessings to sustain Jebs medication and achieve what he aspires in life! Praise you all, praise His Holy Name!!!
For GoFundMe Management, God bless you all! You have been instrumental for saving lives! May you continue this advocacy and extend your services worldwide especially the 3rd world countries. May your Vision and Mission touching lives for a better and healthy world be known. God bless this institution and it's Management and Staff! You will be in our prayers! Thank you very much!
Today, is Jeb's schedule for Laboratory and consultation. Whatever will be the result and the Doctors advice, we will regularly update you! Thank you for joining us in this fight with Jeb against Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. We feel blessed we have you sharing our Cross! God is just so, so, good! Ne Dot, Smeak, Che Rebote abd Dmples Banga, thank you for the effort doing all this for Jeb.
Sometimes, God's message seemed unfathomable, yet when the cloud of understanding gets clear, we come to see w/ clarity what is it He wishes to convey. We have become His instrument to proclaim His glory through my son Jebjeb. To all of you we say, Thank you for pouring in and sharing your blessings and for the blessings yet to come! I know the Lord is not through with Jebjeb yet. He has a Grand Plan for his life and the best for him yet to come. You have touched our lives in a special way. Again, we say from the bottom of our hearts, thank 3x you very much. May the good Lord continue to Open the windows of Heaven and pour down upon you all abundant blessings for having a good heart! You have saved a life with your goodness! God bless us all! All these for His greater glory and honor! Praise Him!
It has been a year and 4 months (August 2015) since my son Jebjeb was diagnosed to have Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Just so happy to note that for 3 months now, his laboratory is at normal level. Even his blood sample sent to the National Kidney institute last week of November showed good result. It is indeed a GOOD one. NKTI results of Jeb came in via email. His bad gene level is at 27% na lang--- we may not have a baseline at the start of Imatinib Rx but truly the result is a very positive sign. Jeb's blood counts have shown remission already the reason his Doctor advised that we should target remission at the cellular level. Ideally his next tests should go further down. We need to bring it down further to less than 1%. So his dose from 3 tabs was up to 4 tabs a day which is equivalent to P44,000/month. Your support to Jeb has extended his life to what he is now. Thanks a lot for your outpouring support! May the good Lord continue to shower you with more blessings! God bless us!!! Again salamat gd! Praise Him!!!
To all gofund me Donors, again our Big thanks to all of you. Your prayers and financial support has helped us lighten our loads. My son was rushed to the hospital in 4 separate occassions. He is sustaining his daily chemotherapy against leukemia. This was made possible because of your concern and support . Again thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts! His White blood cells and platelets are maintained at normal levels as shown in his weekly lanoratory and weekly consultations. Again thank you very much to all of you! I don't know how to thank God because of you!! May He return the favor to all of you thousand folds! God bless us!!!
To all Go Fund Me Donors, again thank you very very much for your generosity. We are very grateful really for your prayers and all out support! May the good Lord richly bless you for your kindness! Pls help us pray for Jebs total healing and recovery. May we could raise enough amount for his bone marrow transplant which I know would cost much. May He touch good Samaritans for my sons opeartion. Again thank you very much to all of you! God bless us!!!
Thank you very to all the 53 donors of Gofund Me and to the Management!!!you are all a blessing to me!!! My life is getting better each day because of your unceasing prayers for my total healing and recovery, your love, care and all out financial support sustained me! Good news!!! Praise God!!! Yesterday's laboratory result showef that my White Blood Cell was back to normal to 8 counts (4.5-11 counts normal) after 10 months medication. My Doctor, Dra. Jane Retiro told me, there are no more immature cells in my blood smear!!! My Platelet, SGPT, Creatinine are back to normal. Thanks God and to all of you. Because of your financial support we have decided 1st week of May 2016 to push through with the recommended chemo capsule at P22,000 promo price good for 20 days. We have already purchased twice P44,000 total cost good for 40 days. The actual price is P22k for 10 days (P2,200/day) and the promo will end December 2016 and will be back to its original price of P22k good for 10 days chemo of my daily chemotherapy. Because of your support and fervent prayers, I am experiencing vibrant life again and I know the best is yet to come for me. Salamat guid to all of you for making my life worthwhile and I am able to resume work again at Iloilo Medical City! God bless you all amd may the good Lord richly and abundantly bless you all for your kind and good heart! I will forever be grateful to all of you!!!