Ah Myaw has having health issues for the last two years, she has just recently recovered with kidney stone, however she has recently been diagnosed with some uterus problem, the OBG has recommended biopsy as well as uterus removal.

Therefore, we would greatly appreciate any assistance we receive from the ETF. Thank you in advance.

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Rorie, 39 years old, a loving wife, and a mother of two Kissley & Karl, has been a faithful disciple of ICOC Cagayan De Oro in the Philippines. Back in 2023, Rorie was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Cervical cancer). Due to her health condition, she was not able to work, and her sister took care of her two kids. She depended on her father & mother-in-law for support regarding her medicines, chemotherapy, and other medical expenses. Although her husband lost his full-time job, he worked hard to support his children, especially Rorie, by trying all the available jobs.

Last Monday, March 24, 2023, Rorie was admitted due to intolerable pain, low hemoglobin, and creatinine issues; until today, she is still in the hospital. The recommendation was to continue the prescribed medication, check-ups, and laboratory tests. Still, due to a lack of finances, she partially took the meds and treatments except for the food supplements donated and given by some relatives and friends. Any support you can provide to ease Rorie's burden during these challenging times will be greatly appreciated. May the Lord bless you in so many ways.

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Every month, disciples travel to remote areas of Cambodia to support smaller churches by providing them and their children with food.

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Hilda, as she is fondly called, is a faithful disciple from Davao City. She was one of the early converts of ICOC Davao and is actively serving in the seniors' ministry at her local church. She has been instrumental in many Bible studies and baptisms in their sector. For many years, Hilda and her husband have been living in a slum area. Unfortunately, they have been asked to find a new place to live by the owner. As senior citizens with monthly medication expenses that they pay out of their own pocket through odd jobs in the community, saving up to move to a new place has not been a priority. Their adult children also have families of their own and are financially struggling, so they are unable to help their parents.

We would like to express our gratitude in advance for the compassion and generosity of the ETF and their sponsors. Any amount that can be extended to Hilda and her husband will be a great help in facilitating their move and providing them with a new and safe place to stay.

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My name is Susan, a 51-year-old single mother of four from Quezon City, Philippines. For the past 20 years, I have been living as a disciple in Dubai, and now I am a part of ICOC Philippines. My children and I are grateful for the roof over our heads and the ability to meet our daily needs. However, for over three years, a persistent leak in our water system has grown into a major flood threat, jeopardizing the safety of our home. I have attempted repairs in the past, but the aging system can no longer hold. I have been quoted $2,500 for a complete replacement, which is beyond my means. Juggling these responsibilities is becoming increasingly difficult, and that's why I am humbly reaching out to the ETF for help. Replacing our water system would alleviate the constant worry of flooding and create a safe and secure environment for my children and me. I would be incredibly grateful for any assistance you can offer. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

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My name is Evangeline, a 53-year-old single mother and a dedicated disciple for the past seven years. I currently reside in Naga City, Philippines. My journey as a disciple began when I was baptized in ICOC Dubai, UAE, in October 2017. Due to the challenges posed by the pandemic, I decided to return to the Philippines in 2020, with the primary purpose of caring for my two children, who are both 14 years old. Since my return to the Philippines in 2020, I have been actively involved as a member of ICOC Naga City.
I was working as a contractual employee at the Department of Health when my health significantly deteriorated this year. I began to experience persistent pain, constipation, and bleeding during bowel movements. On September 20, 2023, I received a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. By the doctor's advice, I underwent surgery on October 24, 2023, and I am currently in the process of recovery. I am concerned that I may be unable to return to work following this operation.
On November 9, 2023, I had a follow-up check-up with my doctor, and I received the Surgical Pathology Report, which confirmed the previous Stage III diagnosis. The doctor recommended a continuous course of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I inquired about the expected expenses for these treatments, estimated to be around P200,000.
Considering this, I am contemplating a shift towards a holistic, non-invasive approach, which may also entail a comparable financial commitment. Given the circumstances, I am humbly requesting your healing prayers and financial support, as I have already incurred expenses totaling P360,000.00 for the surgery alone. I am seeking assistance from Especially the Family. I hope you will consider my request. Any amount will have a big impact on my life.

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Clarita is from the Marrieds Ministry of ICOC Baguio. She is 65 years old and is living with her husband, Danny, also 65 years old. She retired from government service last June 2022 and has been a faithful disciple for 22 years (Danny is himself a retiree and has been a disciple for the past eight years). In January 2023, she was unfortunately diagnosed with Stage 4 carcinoma of unknown origins, manifested in cancerous tumors in the gastrointestinal area (specifically in the mesentery, peritoneum, and omentum). Since January, she has undergone many tests and procedures to help treat the cancer (including diagnostic surgery and 11 chemotherapy sessions), which have already amounted to more than Php 500,000 to date.

Thankfully, God provided her with her retirement benefit, which was used in the initial treatment of her illness. In the next 2-3 months, however, she still needs to undergo an additional chemo session, which will cost around Php 50,000 on average (including take-home medication), and a PET CT scan in Manila, which may amount to around P65,000. If the cancer will not be treated after the 12th chemo session, then she will undergo more treatment indefinitely. Unfortunately, her financial resources are already getting depleted because of the high cost of the treatment and procedures. She has three children (all faithful disciples) who have been helping her with her expenses, but their resources are also being used up.

In this light, we are humbly requesting your prayers for her complete healing as she undergoes the upcoming chemo cycles. Also, we thank your generous hearts for any financial help you can extend to aid with her treatments. Any amount you are willing and able to spare will be greatly valued and appreciated.

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Indrani and her daughter Abigail are both disciples in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Indrani was hospitalized a few months ago due to her heart condition and is currently receiving treatment. Her doctor has advised her to have regular check-ups to monitor her condition and she is now on maintenance medication. Despite her difficult situation, she continues to work as a helper to make ends meet. Abigail is also working full-time but earning a basic salary to provide for the family and support her mother. The current economic crisis in Sri Lanka has made it very challenging for families like theirs, and they are struggling to meet their basic needs, including food, medication, and utilities. Due to their financial difficulties, they are requesting assistance to manage their current situation, especially with Indrani's medical needs.

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Brain surgery.

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Cataract surgery in both eyes.

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