As most of you know, Dad's surgery is underway. We got down to the Operating Room at around 12pm, and the last update we got is that the doctors have already gotten the vein needed for the bypass and they're already installing the bypass as I type this. He was fine all morning, his sugar was normal, vitals were all stable and he wasn't nervous or anything. Surgery usually takes 4-6 hours and we're expecting him out of the operating room at around 5-6pm. He'll be sent directly to the SICU for three days for his recovery then off to his room once they've cleared him.
So, the fundraising has gone great! We've already covered 36% of our goal, thanks to everyone who contributed! There are no words to describe how grateful my whole family is for your help and your continued support. A lot of people have reached out to me and they've requested that I extend the end date of our fundraising for my dad, donations from all over have already covered the cost of the whole procedure and excess donations will go directly towards his recovery, therapy, and his subsistence as he won't be able to do what he loves best until after 3-4 months of recovery.
We hope that you'll continue to include my dad in your prayers, especially right at this moment as the great doctors from the Philippine Heart Center perform the procedure. And if you can, please take the time to share the fundraising campaign below. There's not much we can offer in return but we promise to pay it forward.
I'll keep you guys posted about how everything goes. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. No words can describe how humbling this experience has been for all of us. We can all sleep soundly knowing that the world is inhabited by wonderful and caring souls like yours.