Glenn Mayo is a 36 year old OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) who has been diagnosed with meningitis and AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) for well over a year now. Only this December did a close friend find and connect with EPCALM to start assisting his family in what ways we can.Glenn Mayo is a 36 year old OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) who has been diagnosed with meningitis and AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia) for well over a year now. Only this December did a close friend find and connect with EPCALM to start assisting his family in what ways we can.
Something noteworthy and wonderfully hopeful regarding Glenn’s battle is that his primary doctor made quite clear to him and his family that there was no real hope of survival past December of 2011. Here we are striding into the beginning of a new year and into Glen’s second round of Chemotherapy treatment!
EPCALM representatives have met up with him and his family some six times now, as well as connected him with the nearest pastor available to be a consistent minister of The Lord in fellowship and spiritual healing. Having been welcomed into Glenn’s household, I can tell you it is a home still full of life, contentment, and no desire to give up or give in.
Glenn’s wife, Menchie, works in a payroll office, and is delighted to have Glenn, herself, and the kids beginning to take more seriously their relationship with God, as this illness makes clearer and clearer the source of hope and healing. With 3 sons and 1 daughter, there is sincerity in Glenn’s eyes when he tells you he wants only more time to set comfortably his family’s condition. Glenn having been an OFW, has been contracted to work as an engineer in many countries. It has been a good path for him to provide and build a home for his family in Batangas City. The drawback, besides of course long times apart from family, has been the possibility of why he may have these illnesses in the first place. Working on a job in the Middle East around hazardous waste and materials was the beginning of signs of threatening ailments. He then came home, was diagnosed with meningitis, then was diagnosed with AML. He went through a cycle of chemotherapy, and has been receiving increasingly regular blood transfusions for treatment through this last year. It has truly been a journey of consistent peaks and valleys, as blood transfusions going from monthly, to nearly weekly as 2012 approaches.
The good news: Glenn has started a second round of Chemo on Dec.27th, and we hope and pray with all fervor to see continued results of health in Glenn’s life. We see a family who is truly thankful for what they have. We therefore pray that they will see clearly the hand of God working in their lives for good. We hear a family who is happy to hear the good news found within scripture, we therefore pray for Pastor Benny and all other messengers of our great Father to convey the truth in clarity, hope, and inspiration by Jesus and his earthly ministry to bring joy and eternal life to those who seek.
Give a word of encouragement, a donation of love, or simply a prayer for Glenn and his family as they journey a difficult path. May the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven be made by our heart and our hands everyday. Blessings be to Glenn Mayo and household, and blessings truly be with you all.
By: Lukas A. Nelson
Servant of the Father and EPCALM Representative
January 13, 2012
Postscript: Glenn joined our Maker last February 2012.