Jonathan aka Cheng is a goal-driven and kindhearted person. He has been an Overseas Filipino Worker since 2015 at Dammam, Saudi Arabia as a Construction Painter and Wallpaper Installer. He is also the breadwinner of his family and is a solo parent to his 7-year old daughter.
May of 2019, He experienced a severe pain radiating from the lower portion of his back to his right leg. A few days after, he was unable to walk and was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, there was no diagnosis given. He was only given steroid injections for the pain. Sept 2019, he was sent back to the Philippines and was advised to "rest" since he kept complaining about the continuous pain.
Due to some financial challenges and the Covid-19 pandemic, he was unable to seek medical attention about his condition until just recently.
His diagnosis is a herniated disc located at the right lumbar area of his spine and was advised by the doctor to undergo Laminectomy. A procedure wherein the affected disc will be removed to ease the pressure on the spinal cord. The procedure itself will amount to roughly php300,00.00
If he will not go through with the said operation, he will live in pain for the rest of his life and has a high possibility of permanent paralysis.
Please help us to give him a chance to live a life free from pain.