Be Aaron's Support All The Way Home
A wonderful job abroad. A loving husband... Until tragedy struck Aaron Centeno's simple, happy life. October 25, 2017 - It all started with a dizziness experienced in the bathroom of their office in South Korea which turned into a skull - spitting headache, nausea, and passing - out. He was brought to the hospital where his CT Scan result showed bleeding that had to be removed through Craniectomy - a neurosurgical procedure where a part of the skull is removed to allow a swelling brain the room to expand without being squeezed. It was a 3 - 4 hour operation and Aaron had to be brought to the ICU immediately due to suffering from a Hemorrhagic Stroke.
After five days in coma, a tube had to be inserted to his lungs to help him breathe. Three weeks after, he was released from ICU and was put into the ward where a caregiver was supposed to take care of him. However, it was another expense his wife could not afford anymore. She was able to seek initial assistance from their employer, as her and her husband are co-workers, who paid the hospital the down payment worth 8 Million Korean Won ($7,440). Sadly, she cannot pay her employers anymore for their generous payment because she stopped working for them to dedicate herself to her husband. It was both a huge challenge and an enormous sacrifice for Mrs. Centeno - the only family Aaron has in South Korea.
Mrs. Lourdes Centeno took it upon herself to learn how to take care of her husband on her own - watching YouTube videos on how to perform Physical Therapy - until he finally woke up. She made sure to be there for him before he wakes up and to leave as late as the visiting hours allowed. December 6, 2017 - on Aaron's 34th birthday, through the assistance of South Korea's social welfare, they were able to transfer Aaron to a bigger hospital with actual rehabilitation facilities to receive better therapy sessions than what YouTube videos could offer.
Currently, Aaron is still at Seoul Medical Center working on his recovery and additional treatment for his Rheumatic Heart disease and Pneumonia which he had acquired during his long comatose days. The recent CT Scan result showed that there are still some parts of his brain that is swelling which may take 3 months to 1 year to heal. At this point, Aaron's family had exhausted all of their financial resources and is appealing for financial assistance through this platform.
This fundraising project aims to help aid Aaron's second surgery called Cranioplasty wherein they have to cover the part of his brain that is currently exposed due to the operation from the previous surgery. Cranioplasty aims to protect his brain from any pressure throughout their flight back to his homeland - the Philippines - where he can receive further care. Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions. Your kind donations of any amount will be highly appreciated by Aaron and his family.