My wonderful father, Leopoldo Moderacion Sr. means the world to me and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure he's happy to his last breathe. It's always been my dream to give my parents a holiday vacation since I got here in Thailand to work. I want them to travel overseas and to experience the life that they never dream of.
Early this year, after a long time of saving I was finally able to buy them plane tickets to visit me here in Phuket, Thailand in October this year. I'm thrilled to show them around and they're too. My mum can’t wait to get on a plane for the first time at the age of 64. Until one day, mid of August 2019 my Dad got really sick. Only to find out that his medication for his diabetes and maintenance are no longer working to him. The doctor won't let him go out the country and I had to cancel their whole trip. My heart was ripped into pieces and all my dream vacation for them was shattered.
He's diagnosed with Chronic Kidney disease and undergoing dialysis 2x a week to keep him going. Since he started the treatment I could say it's a financial burden to my family. Hospital is not free in the Philippines and my dad doesn’t have health insurance (why?) just because he can’t afford it. He was just a workaholic farmer/ public servant earning pennies to sustain our daily needs and sent his children to school. My Dad has been suffering physically and mentally by this. And I just can’t sit around and do nothing. I want him to feel that he's not alone and his whole family will do everything to support his medication at all cost.
So I come up this idea. A beach holiday on Christmas day with his family. It could be a great opportunity to spend time with him without stressing about his condition and give him hope to live. Glan, Saranggani beach is 2 hours away from our house.
Initial expenses: Rent van - 3,000 PHP Gasoline - 2,000 PHP Family room - 3,500 x 3 = 10,500 PHP 3 meals for 6 adults and 6 kids - 4,500
You may be wondering why I am thinking about vacation despite of my Dad's condition. Well, my dad is getting weaker each day. I would like to spend the rest of his time in this world with a happy memories and not worrying about where we’re getting money for his 2 x a week dialysis. On Christmas Day, I hope that I could still give him the vacation I've always dream of.
Please help me to finally turn this dream come true.
Thank you for your kindness, generosity and compassion.
Love to all,