Hearts Out for Gwen

Update posted by Isaiah Cyrus Majam On Mar 24, 2020

Health update | for those who've been asking.

Although the amount of support from everyone has been overwhelming, and I'm truly greatful, we've raised 24% of the total cost needed for the heart operation.

Good friends, who I'm not sure would prefer to be mentioned or not, have helped me get in contact with Philippine Heart Center in Manila. PHC offers a lower price range for my heart operation. But this would also require me to fly to Manila, stay there for 1-2 months pre and post operation. Have two people with me, preferably familiar with the area. This would also mean additional expenses for me and my companions' accomodation, food, transpo, plane tickets, etc. We don't have family/friends there. Adding everything up, it would most likely be close to the full amount I'll have to pay for the operation here in Cebu. So, we decided not to proceed, which is also fortunate given Manila's situation right now.

Turns out Perpetual Succour, a hospital here in Cebu, has a charity program for patients to get discounted prices for certain operations. When my doctor told me about this, I immediately applied for it. I have spoken to the social workers and I'm currently waiting for the hospital's decision whether I qualify or not. This also makes it a better option because my doctor is a resident doctor of Perpetual. This means he can personally oversee how everything will go.

I was supposed to get an update about it last week. But with the pandemic, my doctor and all social workers are occupied, which is understandable because COVID patients require more urgent care. The closest estimate I can maybe get for an update is the week after next or maybe even later than that, depending on how the Coronavirus situation progresses.

To be frank, it's taken a pretty bad turn for me. My edema has invaded my entire lower body, which is why my legs are extremely swollen, and my abdomen is bloated to the point I could pass off as someone pregnant. It's difficult to walk, or even just switch from one sitting position to another. I can't lay down anymore. Difficulty breathing, as usual. Puking has become more frequent too. With everything, I've become weaker each day.

I've asked my doctor how to stop the edema, at least, since the meds given aren't working. He said that it won't fully go away unless I get the operation.

So friends, the situation right now is pretty black and white. If I get approved, then great. If I don't qualify, then I guess that's pretty much it. I'm unsure how long I can hold out before I'll know their decision. But still, thank you for the overwhelming support. And I still hope I get to thank everyone personally once I get a new heart.

Also check on your family. Check on your friends because you never know.

Wash your hands. Stay indoors. ❤️✌🏻


- Gwen

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God is good and we can never fathom His goodnes. All I wish for you is to have more faith in God and be brave. Life is cruel in this world but don’t let it get you down. I can definitely attest to your situation right now as my loving mother is also having exact situation as you. She had experience boating in abdomen and extremely swollen legs, and until she is still fighting this cancer. God bless us

Fundraising Team for a cancer patient

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Update posted by Isaiah Cyrus Majam On Feb 06, 2020

Hello friends!

Just wanted to give an update on hitting a milestone of 10% out of the total goal! Gwen, her family and the campaign team are indebted to every one of you for giving your thoughts and love. It is not an easy task to raise more than Php 100,000 and even then we still have a long way to go.

We would like to thank our most generous donors, without them it would not have been possible to reach this far. To the organising group of ARCHcon Cebu and The Mayor's Cup 2019, whom of which donated a total of Php 120,540. And a huge THANK YOU to each and every person that donated, shared, gave their thoughts, and hearts out for Gwen! (Pun intended). It is not easy to raise an enormous amount and it is also not easy to save a life. Keep at it everyone and Hearts Out!

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