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Update posted by Jessie James Gamis On May 12
[update 05.12.17]

I've pasted here my old campaign description due to the overhaul of the campaign.

[update 03.21.17]

To those who can't seem to find my bank account below, here it is:

Bank Account Name: Jessie James Gamis
Bank Account No: 5990267283 (BDO – Banco De Oro)

Currently we are overwhelming grateful for your continued prayers and support. We are now focus on raising funds to pay the hospitalization so that my mom can be discharge and be with my dad in the same roof even if its not ours. My dad and sister are staying at our relatives house.

Below is our story and cause, thank you.

OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE TO DATE

Last November 13, 2016, my mom, Rosenda Gamis, had a haemorrhagic stroke while preparing for the discharge and release of my dad, who is blind (glaucoma) and was confined for three (3) days in Irosin district hospital. She was rushed to the nearest specialized hospital, about one (1) hour drive from the current hospital.

There were some problems before she was admitted and was directly put in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). We were told that my mom’s GCS is 6 out of 15 and she would need to undergo operation but need to wait for the neurosurgeon because there are only two (2) who are assigned in region. A few days passed when the neurosurgeon was present, he recommended a brain shunt operation but we asked for every possible options we have. We choose the other option to wait, believe and have faith in her recovery with the help of prayers and medicines but after more than a week in the ICU and with minor improvements we gave our consent for the operation. Unfortunately the neurosurgeon was unavailable and will be available after a week. We consulted with the doctors and they recommended that my mom undergo tracheotomy because she was connected with a ventilator thru tube breathing for almost two (2) weeks and can cause phenomena and increase further complications. After the operation for tracheotomy she was moved from the ICU to a private ward with shifting private caregiver or nurse which is less expensive than in the ICU while waiting for the neurosurgeon.

December 2, a day before the operation, the neurologists came to diagnose mom and look at the latest CT scan and told me that the blood clot have slightly shrunk and there are visible improvements. The neurologist told me that there is no need for any operations but it will be a slow and gradual recovery. It was truly an early Christmas gift for our family, knowing that my mom will recovery even slowly and that she does not need to undergo surgery.


December 8, 2016 - Selfie with my half awake mom.

A HOME NO MORE

We are located in Region V or Bicol Region and more specifically in Sorsogon. And it’s known as the door way of all the storm and typhoon here in the Philippines. And since typhoon Yolanda came, which destroyed most of our livelihood, it also ravaged our house which was already so ancient. Since then it was only patched up and never truly fixed. Due to typhoon Nina my dad and my sister were relocated to my auntie’s house for the meantime and while they are still in manila. Because of the delicate condition of my mom and with her tracheotomy which makes her lungs directly open to the environment, we are looking for alternatives or apartment for rent that we can safely place our parents until we can find a permanent one. But until that time, my older sister is taking care of my dad at my auntie’s house while I’m a full caregiver to my mom here in the hospital.

December 31, 2016 - Several days after typhoon Nina. I went back home to get some change cloths and documents.

PREVIOUS CROWD FUNDING SITE

Before Christmas I’ve setup an account with another crowd funding site but unfortunately due to some policy of paypal I need to refund all the donations. So, I’m here which support local currency and still looking for any kind of help for my mom and my family.

Please use the other options or deposit to my bank account seen below this campaign.

[Update 2017/01/27] you can try to donate using paypal and as recommended that I've put up a reward system for those who donate with a certain amount. Thanks!

January 9, 2017 - eMail from paypal.

REACHING OUT FOR ANY ASSISTANCE

It’s been more than two (2) months since my mom was admitted in the hospital and because of the two latest typhoons, Nina and Auring, our house is currently not suited to live in. We missed Christmas, New Year and even my dad’s birthday last January 9. Every year my mom would find ways to celebrate my dad’s birthday but this year we didn’t have any celebration but a wish from a loving husband for the recovery and well-being of his wife and to be under the same roof.

January 13, 2017 - Dad missed my mom so much that he traveled and braved the rain with my older sister
just to be with his beloved other half and stayed overnight under the same roof (hospital).

We’ve exhausted our funds and the donations from our relatives and so many friends and acquaintances with just the medicines for the stability of my mom. Now we are faced with a huge hospital bill and to look for a place for my mom to recover. I’ll be taking care of my mom and in the future my dad as a full time care giver until she is stable enough. Half of the amount to be raised will be for the hospital bill and the other half would be for a small house just enough for the needs of my mom and my dad.

FOREVER GRATEFUL

We are forever grateful to all the relatives, classmates, volunteer groups and people who are continuously helping us through prayers and financial aid. To the community that lend us a generator for electricity in times of need for my moms’ suction machine. Thank you so much! And no donation is small and prayers and good intentions are so appreciated.

SINCERELY YOURS

Her Son,
Jessie James M. Gamis
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jessiejamesgamis
eMail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Mobile no: +63 939 122 7729 / +63 927 520 9408

Bank Account Name: Jessie James Gamis
Bank Account No: 5990267283
(BDO – Banco De Oro – Sorsogon Branch)

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