Marilu Fights Cancer
Organized by: Jacki Esguerra
This is "auntie." she has a special place in my heart. She is my mother's (Hayres Albert) only sibling, who with very limited resources, has for the most part been single-handedly taking care of her feeble and ailing father since my grandmother passed away in 2003.
Auntie Marilu is 64 years old and has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and has no funds to get treatment. Fortunately the cancer is contained within one breast; however, two tumors have broken through her skin and remain open wounds. The good news is that the cancer can be removed with an operation, and possibly a bit of post-op treatment. The sad and daunting news is that the lack of financial means is endangering her body, risking further spread of the cancer.
A half a world away in the Philippines, the medical system there doesn't quite work like that of here in the United States. Her payment to be treated must be remitted at the time of scheduling, and in her case, must be handed in cash.
As of now her only option is to live with the cancer and let it take over as slowly or quickly as it may.
Aauntie is a bright spirit, tough to the core, and extremely loving and selfless. Supporting her from many miles away, we'd like to help her see this through and get her the care she needs and deserves. This page has been created so that you could join us - join HER in her fight. If you do not have the means to help us fund her care, your thoughts and prayers will very much be appreciated as well.
These are my sisters and their families on their most recent trip to the Philippines when the news and gravity of Auntie's cancer was revealed. Auntie Marilu is on the far left.