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Arlene & Chris Gregerson are asking for donations to help pay for our niece Maureene's ongoing cancer treatment in Manila, the Philippines.

Maureene Corpuz is the 10-year-old daughter of Winnie Corpuz, and the niece of Arlene Corpuz Gregerson. She lives with her family in the Philippines, where we have visited her often. She and her family will be immigrating to the USA in April, 2011.

Maureene developed a lump on her left knee and was diagnosed with stage II osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in December, 2010.

We are raising money to pay for Maureene's cancer treatment in the Philippines. Her first course of chemotherapy (in January, 2011) involved complications that required ICU care. The total cost for that first round of chemo came to $11,000 ($2,000 for inpatient chemo, $9,000 for ICU treatment of complications). We hope to avoid those complications (and extra costs) during her coming chemotheraphy.

Maureene is scheduled to have a portacath implanted shortly, followed by her second course of chemo. We estimate her medical costs for the next two months will be between $4,000 and $8,000 (hopefully less).

Medical costs in the Philippines have to be paid at the time of service, or the patient is not allowed to leave the hospital. It is thus necessary to raise money for her future medical costs (now) instead of trying to pay down bills after her care is done. Any money not required for her care in the Philippines will go towards her plane ticket, health insurance, and other medical costs in the USA.

Maureene's prognosis is currently around 60-70% for 5-year survival. The extended family in the Philippines has paid all her medical costs in full so far, with some help from family here in the USA, and will continue to pay to their maximum ability. We are all committed to do everything we can for Maureene.


Chris & Arlene Gregerson

PS. If you prefer to send a contribution by regular mail, it can be send to:

Chris Gregerson
150 N. Green Ave.
New Richmond, WI 54017
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