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Rolfo Vicedo Testimonial

Rolfo Vicedo60 years old with rectal cancer
Sabi niya:

“Nirefer kami ng doctor, yung Oncologist, na merong opisinang nakakatulong sa kagaya naming. Yung PCS nga, at hinanap naming ito. Awa ng Diyos at nakapunta kami sa PCS at natulungan kami sa gamot.”

“Napakasaya naming mag-asawa at merong nakatulong sa amin sa panahong ito. At meron palang ganitong institusyon na tumutulong, kala ko po ay makakakuha lamang sa PCS ay yung may kakilala at connection, yun pala ho ay basta kayo ay lumapit, kumpleto sa papeles at requirements, at dumaan sa proseso, ay matutulungan pala.”

“Tuwing gabi ay iniisip naming ang problema sa mga gamut..pero dahil sa PCS ay nabibigyan kami ng tulong at sa mga sumunod na cycle. Napakalaking tulong yun at pasasalamat naming sa Diyos at kami ay naituro sa PCS. At ngayon ay sinasabi naming sa iba, na kung kayo ay wala, pumunta kayo sa Philippine Cancer Society at kayo ay matutulungan..”

“Ang Philippine Cancer Society is isang institusyon na nagbibigay tulong at sila ay willing to help sa mga nangangailangan.”

“Wala naman po kaming maibigay sa PCS kundi magpasalamat at manalangin sa Diyos na sana ang PCS ay tuloy tuloy na makatulong sa mga tao ang yung mga taong meron ay patuloy na tumulong sa PCS. At sana po ang gobyerno ay mag-ukol ng pondo para sa Philippine Cancer Society dahil talagang nakakatulong ito sa katulad naming wala.”

“Sa totoo lang po ng ako ay bagong maoperahan ay parang tumigil ang inog ng aking mundo, unang una ang iniisip ko ay gastos, pero ng natulungan ako ng PCS, ay nagkaroon ako ng pag asa. Dahil nga sa mga binigay na gamot, ay para akong nakakarecover ngayon at ako ay talagang gagaling, muling makakatulong sa aking pamilya. Ang misis ko na matanda na din at may diabetes, ako dapat ang mag alaga sa kanya, sa aking paglakas ay siya naman ang aking aalagaan”

(“We were referred by an oncologist about an agency that helps those like us. We thank God thatwe were able to find the Philippine Cancer Society which helped us in our medication.”

“My wife and I are happy that someone helped us in times like these. We did not think that there were institutions like them. I even thought that PCS only helps those that have connections with them. We realize that for as long as you seek them out, have complete documents and undergone the interview process, they will help you.”

“Every night, my wife and I worry about my medical needs… but because of PCS we were given help for my next cycle. It was a lot of help and I thank God that someone directed us to PCS. Now, we always tell people of our same plight, 
“if you are poor to get treated, just go the PCS and they will help you.”

“The Philippine Cancer Society is an institution that gives assistance and they are willing to help those in need.”

“We don’t have anything to give back to PCS but our deepest gratitude and we pray to God that the PCS will continue to help people and that people will likewise help the PCS. I also hope that the government will give more funds to the PCS because they really help people like us.

Honestly, before I was operated on, I thought the world came to an end. Firstly, all I could think of were the costs. But when the PCS helped us, I was given much hope. Because of the medicine they gave us, I am now recovering and I hope to be strong enough to look after my family. My wife is old and has diabetes. I am supposed to be the one who would take care of her if not for my sickness. When I get strong, I am going to do just that.”)