25 Jun Pray, Donate, & Help 28-Year-Old Joan Abanil Fight Breast Cancer
Mga higala! Joan Abanil, a caring, passionate, and adventurous 28-year-old web developer from Gingoog City is now suffering from BREAST CANCER and is need of our prayers and financial help!
Joan is a graduate of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). She is an avid mountain climber who has climbed some of the highest peaks in the country. She has also volunteered in charities throughout her youth, to help the less fortunate.
She was diagnosed with Stage 3 HER2-positive Breast Cancer last August 2018. She is currently fighting Stage 4 Breast Cancer “with metastasis to the bones and lymph nodes.”
Below is the caption of a post from the OneForJoan Facebook page, which is dedicated in gathering funds for Joan’s treatment.
Joan is a 28-year old web developer who’s always on the move in the pursuit of her dreams. She is smart, a strong personality and her passion to help humanities moved her to participate in Red Cross and volunteer movements on her youth.
She is an avid mountain climbing enthusiast. Together with her climbing group, she has been to the highest peaks in the country. She’s also into free diving, fun and trail runs, and other extreme activities that are physically challenging to anyone her age. She’s a picture of a young, vibrant and healthy woman.
However, everything went upside down when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 HER2-positive Breast Cancer last August 2018. Doctors often consider HER2-positive breast cancers to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer. She had undergone a subcutaneous mastectomy to remove an 11cm tumor.
But 7 months after the diagnosis and the surgery, the tumor recurred now measuring 10.8cm. Latest CT Scan and lab results indicate that it has already metastasized on her bones and lymph nodes. As hard as it is to hear, Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer they say cannot be cured. However, we are not giving up the fight. She still maintains a positive outlook and a faith that she will get healed. There is hope in the treatment we are raising funding for, and without it, there are no good options. We are in a race against time and we certainly need your financial help.
To donate, send any amount via the following details:
Loridel Abanil Fajardo (Sister)
Metus Abanil Marte (Sister)
Marielyn Abanil Silao (Sister)
Cagayan de Oro City