Before anything, let me thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
I’ve known Vani, or Vanessa, since high school when we were classmates during freshman and sophomore year. With my competitive nature back then, I initially saw her as a rival in getting a good image and high grades from our instructors. I can’t help but notice her “I can do it” attitude to any struggle she faced. Her wits and creativity also shined and became very apparent on our “Nutri Jingles,” during Nutrition Week.
With her as our favored leader, our group became a standout, and made noise across the campus. She’s a ball of energy with oozing enthusiasm towards any school related activity she dealt with, and due to having common friends we became one as the school year progressed.
Through time she became a very strong woman; The “big sister” material who always knows what to say when you solicit for an advice, and very well respected by everyone
Unfortunately, 17 years after high school we’ve never had the chance to bump into each other’s paths again. However, we did remain friends on Facebook, and I occasionally see her wall posts regarding her simple yet happy contented life with her family. She is now a mother of two lovely kids, happily married and a servant of God as her posts implies.
Much to my dislike, while reading through my Facebook feed a week ago, I caught a post she shared about a name of this certain sickness that I am not familiar with. I looked into it and then saw the out streaming comments from her friends and family with thoughts of her getting better. It gave me goosebumps almost immediately. As I read on, she added the meaning of this sickness called Sarcoma. A sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, like bone or muscle. I was hoping it was just a joke, but as her close friends confirmed, it was not.
I know she has her family to support her, and she never asked anyone for help yet. I have not talked to her too about her current condition and needs, but I am most certain that she is in need of funds to fuel her lab tests, daily commute to PGH (from Bulacan), and upcoming radiation and chemo therapy.
I am with a humbled heart asking for your kind-hearted donation to our campaign, “Vani Santos’ Sarcoma Treatment Medical Fund.” With news coming from her friends, I just found out that Vani had an ovarian cyst removed back in 2014 and they are still coping with their expenses for that operation. Any amount that you can donate or in kind for the medication of Vani will be highly appreciated. We hope you can be part of fulfilling our hope to aid Vani fight this unforeseen hurdle of her life.
Thank you for extending help and praying for her. May God bless you and your family always!