I am Lo from Manila, Philippines. I am asking for your kind help for my family. We're going through a lot and we've really hit rock bottom already.
I am not from a well-off family, but we can manage. We can make ends meet, save a little. We weren't rich, but I can say that life is comfortable. But that was before struggles happened all at once. I am working for almost 4 years now, but given that I was a fresh grad, my salary was not that much. A friend of mine since grade school was having problems with her family. I had to help, so I lend her my little savings. I was glad to be of a help cause I know her family really needed it. But that was when my grandma had been hospitalized due to pneumonia and suspected Tubercolosis. Her doctor diagnosed her wrongly, which eventually led to lung cancer. She didn't want to do chemo or any treatment cause she felt like it was too risky at her age and that it might only make her weaker. So we supported her with different supplements, regular check-ups. We did everything we can to slow down the spread and effect of cancer on her body. Just a month apart, my other grandma was diagnosed with cervical cancer. They saw a tumor in her cervix which needed to be removed. She had surgery and had chemo sessions. We had to help with the expenses cuz it was too expensive. Then after that my aunt had a surgery to remove her appendix and turns out she had colon cancer also. At this point we were really emotionally tired. Cause we were thinking, how could this happen to all of them. My aunt had chemo sessions too and we also had to help with the expenses. Chemo therapy here in the Philippines is really expensive. My parents were struggling financially so I had to help. Then pandemic came, my father lost his job and was sent home. He tried looking for other jobs but given the strict quarantine rules here in PH, it was really hard to look for a job. I was the only one with a job now in the family but all of the hospital bills and expenses continues. It was all too much and my earnings weren't enough. My father tried looking for a job but given the pandemic situation here, it was really hard.
We were having a lot of debts already. Interests are piling up, bills are not being paid.
Then came late last year, my grandma with lung cancer had to be hospitalized. She was suspected of having Covid19. Thankfully, she didn't contract the virus, but she was really in a bad shape due to the lung cancer. She was thin and so weak that she had to be in in oxygen and feeding tube and in IV for antibiotics. It was really painful to see her like that. She stayed in the hospital for a month. We weren't thinking about the hospital bills cause our priority was for my grandma to get better. But just after month of being on the hospital, she left us. The family is really emotionally, mentally and financially drained. We're mourning, we're worried financially, we're hurt. We were really going through a lot.
My aunt's situation worsen too. Her cancer spread in her lungs. She was doing chemo since last year but it didn't get better and only got worse. She also needs to be hospitalized from time to time since they need to drain and clean her intestines to prevent any blockage or infection.
Up until now bills are still piling up and we are behind some bill payments already, and some of our debts needed to be repaid.
Please help us. Any amount would be a big help to my family. Your donations would be used to pay up some debts that already piled up, bills and as a help for the treatment of my aunt and maintenance medicine of my other grandma.
Please 🙏🏻 Any amount would be greatly appreciated.
I haven't posted any photo cause to be honest my family doesn't know I posted this and that I'm doing this. But I would gladly share my details to those who will be asking just to prove that I am not a bad person and that I am only doing cause of my love for my family. (please message me at [email protected])