Posted by raredog in PSP, ... | 03.31.2009 - 3:28 pm

Attention to all Good Samaritans out there. Please lend a hand to AJ.


This is a re-post from: hazelsheryllchua.blogspot.com

It’s been a week since I last blogged an update regarding my niece, AJ.

Currently, she is still in the hospital and is supposed to finish taking antibiotics on Wednesday, April 1, however just two days ago she started experiencing pains on her lower abdomen that no amount of cold/hot compress can relieve. The doctors did a urinalysis to rule out the possibility of a urinary tract infection since she just had her menstrual period. I do not know what happened to the urinalysis, but today, at 11AM, she was wheeled in to the lab for an ultrasound. As of this writing, we are still waiting for the result of the test and praying that it isn’t something bad.

I will not deny the fact that we need financial assistance. As of yesterday, our hospital bill already mounted up to PhP200,646.00/US$4,270.00, we are now under what they call “Rx Watch” meaning we now have to buy medications outside the hospital because we were not able to give them the required PhP60,000 deposit two nights ago (we have already used up our previous deposits). Being under Rx Watch has its advantages, actually, because the medicines are a lot cheaper outside, however, it is also stressful because these medicines are not that easy to find and with this new set up, we should make sure we always have some cash ready for purchasing, and sadly that is not always the case. The other night, we needed PhP16,000.00 to buy meds that AJ needed by 3am that same night and we did not have cash on hand, so you can just probably imagine how stressful that night was. This morning, we needed to get PhP5,000.00 to my brother before 11am because AJ’s antibiotics needed replenishing, we were informed at 10:15am — 45 minutes! It sent everyone on a frenzy!

We are still in the process of being inteviewed by local social workers and some charities like PCSO, PagCor and the Cancer Warrior’s Foundation and hopefully, AJ gets approved for support. Until then, we just have to try our best to raise funds to cover the expenses.

We also are requesting for blood donations (which incidentally makes up 35% of the bill), please just proceed to Fe del Mundo Children’s Medical Center along Banawe Ave., Quezon City and tell them you are donating blood for AJ, the leukemia patient at room Waling Waling. And while you are already there, why don’t you do drop by her room to cheer her up as well? Please feel free to email me at hazelrchua@gmail.com or call 0908-685-4240 if you would like to extend assistance in any way so I can make arrangements for you ahead of time. Thank you.

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