Tedi’s Story

Tedi

Patient Name: Tedi
Age: 12 years old
Patient admission date: 31st October 2008
Patient passed away on: 17th December 2008

Patient History

Tedi was taken ill in August 2007 with loss of appetite, dry throat and tuberculosis. Laboratory tests of the blood revealed abnormalities with eventual diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia.

In February 2008, Tedi began chemotherapy treatment at Dharmais National Cancer Centre (“RSKD”). Unfortunately, the treatment was not successful in keeping the cancer at bay.

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Adi’s Story

Adi

Patient Name: Adi
Age: 18 years old
Patient admission date: 31st August 2008
Patient passed away on: 8th October 2008

Patient History

Adi was taken ill in August 2007 with loss of appetite, dry throat and tuberculosis. Laboratory tests of the blood revealed abnormalities with eventual diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia.

In February 2008, Adi began chemotherapy treatment at Dharmais National Cancer Centre (“RSKD”). Unfortunately, the treatment was not successful in keeping the cancer at bay.

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Bayu’s Story

Bayu

Patient Name: Bayu
Age: 7 years old
Patient admission date: 6th December 2007
Patient passed away on: 10th January 2008

Patient History

Bayu was an adorable 7-year old girl who was admitted as the first patient in our inpatient facility in December 2008. Bayu’s family came from Magetan in Central Java. She was the 3rd child from a family of 4, with 3 other brothers.

She was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma in her hometown, Magetan, a year before she arrived at Rachel House. At the time, the doctor in the hospital had removed her right eye, with recommendation for radiation therapy following the surgery. Unfortunately, due to limited financial resources (Bayu’s father is a contract labourer and her mother a domestic helper), her parents could not afford the treatment.

By the time she arrived at Rachel House, the mass of tumour on her right eye had grown to the size of an orange, and the cancer had metastasized to her brain and liver

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