In an imperfect world, there are still people like you who make the world a better place, as I hold on to this, I am thankful for people like you who shares their compassion to strangers like us.
It has just been over a year since the tragic accident (motorcycle) of our beloved parents (February 10,2018). Mama died on the spot, while Papa suffered the enduring pain of the loss of our loved one. Mama was not able to retire as a Public School Teacher at the age of 64, while she was on her way to school for a seminar. The Government didn't think, that the family doesn't deserved to received her retirement benefits despite her more than 20 years of teaching in a public school.
Over the months, Papa was more depressed, the fact that we just lost Mama, of top of other concerns. In December of 2018, He was admitted for a chronic pain in the stomach, and was found out to be a Urinary Tract Infection. After that, he has been complaining of stomach pain, and had been checked by his doctor. Last May, 2019, he visited my Grandmother in Iligan City. By August 19, 2019, he was supposed to have a CT Scan for he has been complaining about his stomach pain, and was found out that there is a large mass on his intestine. He was admitted immediately as an emergency case as it has been found out that there is a Colonic Obstruction. The Biopsy resulted as Adenocarcinoma Stage IV (Colon Cancer as I interpret this). He was supposed to undergo surgery, but he was too weak, so he had a colostomy. The infection affected his kidneys, heart, and lungs. As I write this, Papa is still struggling to survive.
As a background, my Father was a good provider, a good father. He was able to survive all the struggles as he provides for us and finish our studies. Back then, he earns his income by painting signboards and other signage starting with Php1.00 back in the 80s. Later that decade, he invested in a tailoring shop and also went bankrupt. He then started business again by opening a paint store which also went bankrupt. He continues to provide for us during those years by working on Tshirt Printing at home.
Papa is currently admitted today at Adventist Medical Center in Iligan City. Struggling to survive. We, his children, are doing our very best to at least return the kindness and the utmost care that we can provide for him. However, with our mere income, we are barely covering the medication of Papa, not to mention the hospital bill & medines. We are not prepared for this, neither thus Papa has insurance for his own. We wish to give him a fighting chance, and an ultimate care to the best that we can provide.
In behalf of my siblings, I am asking for your generous heart, any amount to help my Father. Together with his siblings, our funds are barely enough to cover the hospital bills and medication. With your generous heart, you are giving our Father, A Fighting Chance.
Thank you very much for your support and may God return your kindness a thousand fold.