Hello everyone. Please help my sister, Angela Rica Samala Manansala. She’s a solo mom of 3 adorable kids. She doesn’t have any health insurance.
In January, my sister had her 1st surgery on her right neck, it was a carotid body tumor. It's rare, or so the doctors say. It was removed. We had a lot of people who generously help us out in January to cover the cost which was around 420,000 pesos.
But now, her tumor has recurred. In less than a year, she needs to have a 2nd surgery. Same diagnosis. After 2nd and 3rd opinions and extensive testing and scans at the Philippine Heart Center, the doctors found that this time, the tumor is fast growing, and it grows inwards and upwards; and the mass which encases the right carotid artery is now centimeters away from her brain. So, she will need another surgery as soon as possible. Total estimated cost is 500-600K pesos. Also to reserve an operating room in the Philippine Heart Center, we need a 200K down payment to be able to schedule the surgery. The longer we wait, the bigger her tumor gets, the harder it is to resect without nerve and facial deficits, and higher risks of stroke.
Quite honestly, all this is overwhelming for us and we need help. Once again, we humbly appeal to your kind hearts for help. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you very much. God bless you and your families.