Filipino in SG Suffers Sudden Brain Aneurysm in Need of Urgent Medical Funds

  • SG$35,970
    raised of SG$100,000.00 goal goal
35% Funded
319 Donors
Raised offline: SG$200.00
Total: SG$36,170.00
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Mark Montaniel, from the Philippines, suddenly suffered a brain aneurysm on October 4, 2022, whilst at work. He was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and underwent immediate urgent surgery early the next morning. He has since spent over a week in the ICU ward as he is suffering from subsequent infection as well as excess fluid on his brain.

Mark has worked and lived in Singapore for over 12 years, 10 of which, as an F&B manager. He has been the friendly face for the community of the area where he has loyally serviced for the past 10 years. With these unforeseen circumstances, he, unfortunately, does not have adequate medical insurance to cover the hospital and rehabilitation costs and, as a foreigner, is not able to receive any government financial aid.

Mark was meant to return home to the Philippines for good at the end of October as his wife, Maria Jabel, is 7 months pregnant with their second child. However, instead of returning home a healthy man, his heavily pregnant wife has had to fly to Singapore from the Philippines to care for him leaving their 11-year-old daughter, Bridgette Janel, in the care of grandparents in the Philippines.

His medical bills currently exceed SG$70,000.00 and rolling as Mark is not well enough to be discharged or evacuated home. The plan is for him to be medically fit enough to fly back home to Cebu, Philippines, to receive the medical attention required. The family needs support to pay for his Singapore hospitalization, rehabilitation, return trip to Cebu, and financial aid as Mark is the sole breadwinner for the family. The family is anxious to be back home due to the increasing hospitalization bill, Maria’s pregnancy which is due in 2 months, and their 11-year-old child in the Philippines.

Please help Mark to get well and get him home to Cebu to recover!

Fundraising Team

  • Johanna Crichton
  • Maria Nisa Montaniel
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  • Cocreator of campaign
  • Christopher Brown
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  • Campaign Supporter

Donors

  • KC Toh
  • Donated on Jun 20, 2023
  • Hello Mark.

SG$500.00
  • Katerina Hanna
  • Donated on Dec 26, 2022
  • Hello Mark, wishing you a speedy recovery. Hanna Family (frequent at Plonk)

SG$100.00
  • jeremy fernando
  • Donated on Dec 22, 2022
  • sending love

SG$50.00
Jan 05

We welcome the arrival of Victoria - Maria has shared that she is truly Victorious!

Update posted by Johanna Crichton at 11:23 pm
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Dear supporters of Mark and his family, Maria has shared that their beautiful baby girl, Victoria, was born 2 weeks ago in Cebu and that both she and Victoria are doing very well. Mark is also thrilled with the arrival of his second daughter. Maria has shared also that Mark. . . . .

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Nov 26

Mark's rehabilitation treatment in Cebu is underway

Update posted by Johanna Crichton at 11:09 pm
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Here is a recent photo of Mark in his wheelchair preparing for daily rehabilitation therapy. I received a message from Maria and Mark that the rehabilitation treatment is underway in the Cebu Hospital. Mark is now able to eat soft foods and they are assisting with movement treatment for now.. . . . .

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Nov 13

Mark is back in Cebu Hospital and getting stronger daily

Update posted by Johanna Crichton at 11:35 am
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Mark has been repatriated to Cebu and is in the hospital being treated. Maria sent this photo to me with a note saying that he has eaten some porridge and that that is a breakthrough. This photo says it all. We are all so relieved that Mark is getting stronger,. . . . .

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Nov 10

Mark's fundraiser this Sunday November 13 from 3pm till late

Update posted by Johanna Crichton at 10:59 am
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Please book at www.plonk.com.sg to support our event raising more funds for Mark's hospital bills and ongoing care.We have a full house for trivia with Branka at 3 pm and then live music running throughout from 4.30 pm onwards with the brilliant Gerry Cox, Cronkite Satellite and Fai. Expect groovy. . . . .

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Nov 04

Mark is booked for repatriation next week back to Cebu

Update posted by Johanna Crichton at 10:49 pm
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Dear donors and supporters of Mark's fundraiser. On behalf of Mark, Maria, and Janel, we would all like to thank you for your generosity and support of Mark. Over the past week, his health and strength have improved and the doctors are now advising that he is fit to be. . . . .

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Oct 31

Mark is getting stronger

Update posted by Johanna Crichton at 12:23 am
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Dear supporters of Mark's campaign, Maria sent the attached photo to show that Mark is slowly getting stronger. Thank you so much for your kind donations and support.We have reached 20 K so far and are aiming to keep this going until we reach 100 K to support Mark, Maria,

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Donors & Comments

319 donors
  • KC Toh
  • Donated on Jun 20, 2023
  • Hello Mark.

SG$500.00
  • Katerina Hanna
  • Donated on Dec 26, 2022
  • Hello Mark, wishing you a speedy recovery. Hanna Family (frequent at Plonk)

SG$100.00
  • jeremy fernando
  • Donated on Dec 22, 2022
  • sending love

SG$50.00
  • Yan long wong
  • Donated on Dec 22, 2022
SG$20.00
  • Kurt Bridge
  • Donated on Dec 21, 2022
  • Don’t know you dude, but hope people rally around if I ever needed it. Wishing you a full recovery and you and your family are well

SG$50.00
  • Eve Goh
  • Donated on Dec 21, 2022
  • Hi Mark, you were a familiar face around Plonk and saddened by this news . Glad you have your Plonk Tribe to support ya. Get well soon n hope to see u around soon - Eve

SG$200.00
  • Andy Hoon
  • Donated on Dec 18, 2022
SG$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 18, 2022
  • A friend of mine has shared me this link and I pray for Mark’s recovery and that may God’ protect him and his family.

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  • Soon Hui Lim
  • Donated on Dec 17, 2022
SG$10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 17, 2022
SG$100.00
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SG$35,970
raised of SG$100,000.00 goal
35% Funded
319 Donors
Raised offline: SG$200.00
Total: SG$36,170.00

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