Hi Everyone, I'm Lovie Mae Capumpue-Barroquillo. 7 years ago, I was living an ordinary but joyous life anyone could dream of. I have a good career and just got married to the man I love. In 2012, just as I was beginning my married life, everything turned downhill when I found out that I have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). My then perfectly planned out life is in chaos.
I was in denial for a while. Unaccepting of the truth that was before me. I underwent medication and lived a boring uneventful life. It went on for three years, until I got pregnant. It gave me hope. Unfortunately, the happy thoughts of motherhood was quickly taken from me. I lost my child. Right after my miscarriage, not even recovered yet from my loss, my creatinine level went up exponentially. Preparing for Kidney Transplant (KT), I also discovered I have a hole in my heart that needed closure even before I could begin KT process.
My condition is complicated and unpredictable. One day I am as normal as others, next day I am very weak. I've been having several gastro complications. I learned last month that the hole in my heart is causing the complication. My Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is causing my liver to congest thus, causing my body to jaundice (yellowish skin color). My doctor advised immediate treatment before it causes irreversible damage to my liver.
I am currently in need of open heart surgery which will do ASD closure and valve repairs. I will need $15,000 to cover my medical expenses. I currently have small savings however, much is still needed.
I digest the situation slowly. When I began dialysis, I felt like it was the end for me. I no longer had purpose in life, but the love and encouragement of my family and friends give me many reasons to continue moving forward. I'd like to fight this battle. I am appealing to all of you, perhaps you can help me out. Your prayers and donations means life to me.