I am Stacey Baterina and I am creating this fundraising page for my dear dad who is currently confined in the hospital, battling life-threatening conditions.
On July 19, 2016, my dad suffered from severe gastro-intestinal bleeding and nearly collapsed in our home in Laguna, Philippines. He was rushed to the hospital and was immediately confined in the intensive care unit (ICU), where he was required to undergo immediate blood transfusion. As the hospital did not have the necessary equipment to conduct thorough testing, my dad had to be transferred to another hospital.
Over the next few days, my dad underwent heaps of tests and procedures: blood transfusions, gastroscopy, colonoscopy (twice) and a CT scan. It did not help that my dad has a congenital heart disease that made the tests more complicated (the doctors had to make sure that his heart is stable enough before doing the tests). Finally, on July 27, 2016 - in what I consider as the worst moment of my life - the gastroenterologist revealed that my dad has a tumor in the lower colon that needs to be surgically removed as soon as possible. His cardiologist has also confirmed that his heart condition, called mitral valve prolapse (MVP), needs to be treated through a heart valve replacement.
The total cost of these two procedures is approximately PHP 1,400,000 ($30,000 USD). Most of my savings were drained from dad's confinement in the ICU plus all the tests, transfusions and procedures done on him, so I am knocking on your kind hearts to help raise the money needed for my dad's operations to extend his life. Nothing will make me happier than to have my dad walk me down the aisle on my wedding day next year.
Aside from this fundraising page, donations can also be sent to the following:
BPI: Savings Acct# 8019052991 - Loreto Baterina (Mayon Dapitan branch)
BDO: Savings Acct# 3880053582 - Stacey Lian Baterina (Mayon N.Roxas branch)
Thank you very much in advance for all your support and prayers.