US$4,523.00raised of $15,000.00 goal goal
My name is Jem, born in Antique, Philippines. I'm currently residing and working in Singapore as an ICU nurse.
I'm an only child, and for almost half of my life now, it's just me and my Papa since we lost our beloved mom to cancer when I was just 16 years old, just days before my highschool graduation. After Mama died, I moved to Iloilo City for my college education. A few years ago, I had to move to Singapore to be able to provide a better life and financial stability to support myself and my Papa. This means that it's just me supporting us as we don't have any other family members to turn to.
Two days ago, my Papa Jimmy was suddenly rushed to The Medical City Hospital in Iloilo City. He is currently diagnosed with CVD bleeding in bilateral occipital area, hypertensive urgency and URTI. The bleeding has already affected his occipital lobe, and he has already become clinically blind. His neuro status is deteriorating and blood pressure has not been stable as we speak despite some double concentration of IV anti hypertensive drugs.
He has been in the hospital for less than a day but his bills have already reached almost $2,000 (Php 100,000+).
I'm knocking on your kind hearts for prayers for my Papa Jimmy's recovery, as well as monetary help during this difficult time. It's very difficult at the moment, not solely for the medical expenses needed to be covered, but more so as I'm not able to be with my Papa Jimmy physically due to travel restrictions from COVID-19.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
- Gimmelyn Yap
- Campaign Owner
- Christine Rojas
- Friend and campaign coordinator
Updates and prayers for Mr. Jimmy Yap's reposeUpdate posted by Christine Rojas at 03:09 am
It is with great sadness to share this news with you that Mr. Jimmy Yap has joined our Creator yesterday, July 11, 2020 while confined in The Medical City, Iloilo City. Please pray for the repose of his soul, and strength for Jem during this difficult time. All donations received
Sending donations via PayPal directlyUpdate posted by Christine Rojas at 03:54 am
Hello, this is Christine - part of Jem's fundraising team.If you'd like to donate via PayPal directly, Margaret has set-up her account dedicated to Jem's dad's medical expenses.Here is the PayPal link for sending payments directly: [email protected] you very much.
Day 12Update posted by Gimmelyn Yap at 10:45 am
I had a talk with Papa's pulmonologist , the Xrays and Arterial Blood Gas results are improving but they are still not ready to wean him off from the ventilator due to his sensorium. It's his 10th day on ventilator, most probably they will do tracheostomy if his sensorium wont. . . . .
Day 11Update posted by Gimmelyn Yap at 06:15 am
Papa has spontaneous eye opening today. yey!! He is GCS 10 now , highest score he has since he deteriorated to GCS 4 9 days ago. He is still intubated ( on ventilators) and with long list of medications. He had episodes of Atrial Fibrillation( abnormalities in his heart rhythm. . . . .
Day 10Update posted by Gimmelyn Yap at 07:35 am
I've worked at The Medical City Iloilo for almost 6 years . 5 years in ICU and 8 months CCU/ Acute Stroke Unit. During those years , it was normal for us to help one another whenever we know that a family member of a TMC staff is admitted. I. . . . .
Still HopefulUpdate posted by Gimmelyn Yap at 09:38 am
Day Papa is still In Critical Care Unit / Acute Stroke Unit . He is currently sedated and his scans yesterday has no changes. I video call and talk to him everyday and it breaks my heart not receiving any response from him.I know deep in my heart that he. . . . .
Day 5Update posted by Margaret Andrada at 08:56 am
Day 5 Last night , around 11:30 PM Papa had spontaneous eye opening , his Nurses immediately called me to see him via video call. I cried and said thank you to Papa for fighting. For the first time since his admission, i was able to sleep for 4hours straight.. . . . .
Day 4Update posted by Margaret Andrada at 04:53 am
Papa is not doing well. He deteriorated yesterday to GCS 4 . still intubated . currently he's gcs 7 but pupils are still unresponsive. they added rheumatologist on board for his vasculitis and pulmonologist cause he is now intubated on mechanical ventilator. These are additional Doctors on top of his. . . . .
Update for June 20, 2020Update posted by Gimmelyn Yap at 02:44 am
I've always feared for this day to arrive knowing that I will solely bear the responsibility because I'm an only child. With God's blessings, I was able to save from the past 2 years that I've been working in Singapore. But I know it won't be enough for Papa's medical