Roy Villadiego is a hard worker. As a father, he always ensures that his family meets their dues every month by working as an employee and selling balut or cigarettes as a sideline. He indeed faced obstacles just to deliver their needs for a better future.
However, it's unfortunate that Roy is currently faced by a challenge that's out of his reach. He was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease last August 2019. To preserve his state and health, he was once confined and attended numerous dialysis sessions at local hospitals in his hometown, Santa Rosa, Laguna. He is not getting better, sadly, even with his medications; it can only do so much. The decline in his health has been quite noticeable. From the photo posted in here, he has become more vulnerable as his condition doesn't permit him to have a regular sleep cycle. Moreover, his legs and ankles ache in the most random times. Though he can still perform regular human activities, he gets tired easily from doing too much.
It is also notable that these symptoms are familiar to him as this diseases existed in his bloodline ever since. It is so unfortunate that several members of his family passed away from the same circumstances; his sister Bebe († 1996), his father Nanding († 2008), and recently, his brother Isko († 2020). With this, Roy is worried about their future.
An opportunity for a kidney transplant came up last week, thankfully. Roy and his wife, Agnes, had a chance talked to the officials of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute at Quezon City, Philippines (with the help of their good friends) about the costings of the operation. Gladly, there is hope, but it comes with a price. The whole package of the transplant would include operation for the patient and donor, hospitalization, and medications. If summed up, it would cost a whopping 1 million PHP which is equivalent to roughly 21,000 USD.
Currently, his family is struggling to get funds. It's a very rare opportunity to have an available donor, so they are really aiming to work on this. They won't let this opportunity pass. With this, the Villadiegos would like to knock on your kindest hearts for donations of any amount that would help them.
Rest assured that your help will be greatly appreciated as Roy seeks to reach his goal of having a successful kidney transplant operation this October. He is doing his best for him to continue working hard for his family; all for a kinder tomorrow.
You may also send your donations through:
Roi Yves Villadiego
Agnes H. Plondaya
Other modes of donations are also accepted. For inquiries, you may contact Roy Villadiego's son, Roi Yves Villadiego, at [email protected] or 09451525710.