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Help Genrose with Tumor expenses
$3,885 Raised
26% of $15k goal
34 contributors
2 Years running
All of YOU have had some type of Family Emergency. This hit YOU when you least expect it with no warning. We had a Family Emergency that started in mid-February. YOU may know her, YOU may have met her and YOU could help. More ...

We had a Family Emergency that started in the middle of February. Genrose was feeling sick on a that big snow Valentines weekend tha we had. Throwing up, fever, couldn’t eat, constantly tired and sleeping all weekend. We thought that she had the flu since at that time, it was going around.

I took her to a local women’s clinic on the following Monday only to be told that what she had was much worse than the flu but they were not yet sure what. They suggested that I take her to the local hospital. At this point, we still thought that maybe it was a very bad case of the flu and she would get a shot and/or some pills and within a few days would be as good as new.

Through ultrasound, we were SHOCKED to find out that she had a 13cm x 7cm tumor on her left ovary. In addition to that, a 1.6cm tumor on her right ovary. Before this time, there were absolutely no symptoms or indication of such a problem. You can imagine how we responded.

At this point in time, they weren’t sure if the tumor was Benign or Malignant (Cancerous) and also said that they were not able to handle this type of tumor. They sent us to Keio Hospital. There, they confirmed the tumor was indeed Malignant (Cancerous).

We had to make a fast decision whether she stay in Japan and be operated on or go back home to the Philippines where she might feel a bit more comfortable in her own surroundings and language. With the doctor’s advice from Keio and her our own decision, she opted to go back to the Philippines.

Once in Tuguegarao, she was once again told by the large hospital there that they could not handle the situation. Just within two weeks, it grew tremendously.  So back to Manila she went.

They also confirmed the cancerous tumors but by now, they were 16cm by 14cm and the other one was 5cm by 4cm. In addition to that, she came down with Legionnaire's Pneumonia of her left lung.

She ended up having to have a full hysterectomy. Both ovaries and uterus were removed.

Two weeks after the surgery, they did a complete follow-up only to find that by now, she has STAGE 4 CANCER.

She has been having to go chemotherapy and other care for the Pneumonia since that time.  So far, 4 sessions of chemotherapy.

As you can imagine, this is all very costly. With the flight, the surgery, surgeons, hospital, after care, etc. it is getting to be very expensive.

The Arakawa Ward Office Health Care will not accept her receipts for any reimbursement whatsoever unless she comes back to Japan and even then, it is not guaranteed.  I argue with them that she has lived in Japan for 3 years, paid into the system without not once using it and now they won't help.  Even arguing that she can not fly, can not travel, has lost all of her hair, a lot of weight, etc. and to be honest with you, they act very "COLD HEARTED" and not caring at all.

There is a short video of Genrose that you can see by clicking on the arrow that is on the right hand side of her picture above.

Any generous donation of help would be greatly appreciated.  No amount is too small.  Please share this to everybody that you know with a small explanation and please have them do the same.



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