Having someone you love diagnosed with an illness that not in a million years you expect to hear is heartbreaking... Especially if you are not very familiar and doesn't have a knowledge about their condition...
Nov. 12, 2018 is a very terrifying moment of our life when I noticed my niece, Jericha D. Lapada, limping and heard her complaining having a headache and feeling dizzy. When she says she can't feel the left side of her body I have a hinch that she is having a stroke but doubted for she is only 10 years old and I don't remember knowing someone who is young as she is to have that illness.
We have to go through two different hospitals before she is admitted to Jose Reyes Medical Memorial Center. There in JRMMC the Doctors who handled her diagnosed her with Arterio-Venous Malformations(AVM) in the right part of her brain. It is supported with the result of her CT-Scan, Angiogram and MRI.
Doctor Ferraris together with Doctor Gulidtum both Neurosurgeons from JRRMC decided that she can't have a surgery because it is very risky. They adviced us to go to Cardinal Santos Memorial Center where we are reffered to see a doctor in Philippine Gamma Knife Center Inc.
When we get to CSMC we are lucky to find Dr. Levi Maliwat, one of the Neurosurgeon of Gamma Knife. He explained to us the procedure of Gamma Knife Surgery. It is the safest way of treating the AVM of my niece. The treatment consists of 4 steps: 1. Frame Fixation 2. Imaging with CT Scan, MRI and Angiography 3. Treatment Planning and 4. Radiation Delivery and it will cost 560k excluded of hospital bill and other laboratories that she will undertake during the treatment.
Jericha, my niece is a fighter. She is a grade V pupil of Arsenal Elementary School where she is running on top of her section. But unfortunately because of the circumstances that is happening she have to stop her schooling for her recovery. The sonner she can get the treatment the earlier she can continue her studies. She is now undertaking therapy for the part of her body that weakened because of the illness.
Please help us. Any amount will do and muchly appreciated. We will forever owe you and expect prayers from my family to your family for your generosity. God Bless us all.