Hello Kind Soul,
My friends calls me EJ, and everyone knows that I have a positive outlook in life, work hard, play hard - I believe that when you do your best at work, you are entitled to a reward to enjoy life. I typically spend my days working in the office, catching sleep at home or generally trying to catch up at whatever is going on with my life.
Earlier this year, a great battle was given to me - I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease - Stage 5, two weeks before my 29th birthday – one day, I am reaping a much needed time off then the next, I am on a hospital bed thanking I am still alive. I am the eldest among siblings, my second brother already have his own family and the youngest, is still attending high school. I am an independent person, and I do not wish any financial burden to my family. Now, with my health condition, my monthly paycheck goes directly to all my medical expenses. To keep me alive, I need to go through three sessions of dialysis every week and take tons of maintenance medications which to be honest, does not cost cheap.
As much as I want to stand by my principles that we must endure our life hardship on our own willpower and never retire on anyone’s help – my financial situation cannot simply afford it. As per my research and other patient’s attestation, I would at least need 1.6 million pesos for a kidney transplant operation alone, not including the pre-operation laboratory tests and medications. The pre-op tests, like matching test for you and your donor, would already cost me 200 thousand pesos, then if I am lucky and got through the operation, the first three months of medication post-op, would cost around 300 thousand pesos.
I am not asking for much – even few pocket changes would be greatly appreciated. There’s still so much I wanted to do in life, visit places I’ve never been to, try food I never tasted before, succeed in my career, and as the eldest child, provide for my parents as they grow old. Please help me get the chance to see more sunsets.
Proverbs 19:17, "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."
You may also send your donations via:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI):
Account Number: 2999044312
Account Name: Erlie Joy Evangelio
Thank you and may God bless you more!