₱161,110Donated So Far
We really need your help
My husband has had a tumour found on the right kidney and it is about the same size as a small orange. Yesterday 28/07/23 the surgeon operated and removed the whole kidney as it could not be saved with a partial nephroctomy.
No medical insurance, no savings and not sure if we will h the funds to pay for the operation, hospitalization, tests and further treatments, hence our appeal to you all.
It did start with us expecting to need to raise 350,000 peso (£5,000) for the kidney removal operation, but after echo stress test etc it appears that Steve has a problem in his heart that had to be looked at first. This led to angiogram costing over 200,000 peso, so for everyone that donated it has been a fantastic help and we are continuing to fund raise as it has worked out to be a lot more than the 350,000 that was originally mentioned to us.
If you wish to donate to Steve’s appeal fund then please hit that Donate button and follow for updates.
Many thanks for reading this
Jessica Gilmour and Steve Gilmour
Kidney op at last.Update posted by Jessica Reinante at 01:12 am
I had my operation at long last yesterday 28July2023. It ended up with complete removal of my right kidney, now I am recovering at Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City, Philippines. The kidney and tumour has been sent for biopsy now along with drained fluids so in two weeks I. . . . .
Operation on, operation offUpdate posted by Jessica Reinante at 01:27 pm
Update one week in: I know it seems a while since my last update, but believe me a lot has happened. First let me start with good news, I had my kidney op scheduled for next tuesday 11th July2023 subject to getting approval from the cardiologist after my echo stress. . . . .
Delay!!!Update posted by Jessica Reinante at 04:57 am
Update from Dumaguette:FFS! Just seen my surgeon who doesn’t want to do operation now as didn’t know that I was borderline diabetic! Wants me to go on another ferry to Cebu to get some sort of colour scan to determine where the blood vessels are and what is feeding the. . . . .
Upcoming OperationUpdate posted by Jessica Reinante at 12:03 pm
Hi everyone, I have raised the minimum for my operation and will be traveling on Sunday 25th June to Dumaguette and see the surgeon on monday. Everything favourable and I should have the operation almost immediately. The minimum for the op has been raised but unfortunately still not enough for. . . . .
Problems donatingUpdate posted by Jessica Reinante at 08:28 am
Medical update:Last friday I got a second opinion and it is still the same diagnosis. The Nephrologist told me they will not know if they can only take part of my kidney with the tumour attached until they are inside me. If it is connected to the renal artery then
Support from friendsUpdate posted by Jessica Reinante at 11:58 am
Support in times of crisis comes from many unexpected sources. I would like to thank all that are actively campaigning on my behalf. I love and respect you all, especially Mick Colley, Nick Champness and Kiran Sehra, thankyou so very much. Roll of Honour: Mick Colley Joyce Colley, Jean Colley,. . . . .
Thanks 1stJune2023Update posted by Jessica Reinante at 05:02 am
Today I would like to thank my online contributors. There are 3 groups in my life that contributed: Whatsapp photo challenge group in Australia, who jointly under the guidance of Nick Champness donated 50,500php.London 2 Paris charity ride, thanks to Sean Orr, Julia Robert’s and Adrian Hawkins who donated 8,700php.Royal. . . . .
Progress report Day ThreeUpdate posted by Jessica Reinante at 10:34 am
Today I would like to thank everyone that has contributed to my cancer op fund. Together online here and offline donations, we have raised 118,810 peso. This is fantastic and couldnt happen without you and others waiting to donate.We are one third of the way to our target, if you
Fundraiser day one.Update posted by Jessica Reinante at 09:46 am
Today we activated the Gogetfunded page, so far we have raised 10,050 peso online and 36,500 peso from other donations to Jessie from friends and family here in the Philippines. The total today is 46,550 peso, if we can keep the momentum going like this I should be able to. . . . .
Cancer … the Stealth AttackerUpdate posted by Jessica Reinante at 01:46 pm
Cancer, it creeps up on you without you knowing. One day you are carrying on with a normal active life, the next you go to the docs for a minor ailment and end up with a life threatening tumour on your kidney the size of an orange.I never expected this,. . . . .