My dad started to have chest pains 2-3 years ago but according to the doctors, it was just gastric acids. He is diagnosed with Diabetes(high sugar levels), Hyperlipidemia(high cholesterol levels) and Hypothyroidism(low thyroid hormones) and have his routine blood works and check ups every 3 months and general check up every year on his birth month. Last December 2, 2018 at around 6pm, he had a severe chest pain with difficulty breathing and blood pressure of 170/110. We rushed him to the nearest hospital and found out that he had a mild cardiac attack. The cardiologist recommended to do angiogram but due to lacking facility, we had to transfer to him to another hospital.
The Angiogram revealed two blocked major arteries in the heart (one with 100% occlusion and the other with 90% occlusion) so the doctor decided to do Angioplasty right away. After several tries of penetrating the first artery, the doctor informed us that due to the hardened clogs, Angioplasty is not enough. He recommended us to do Coronary Artery Bypass Graft or coomonly known as Heart Bypass Operation, an open heart surgery wherein they will make new pathways for blood to flow properly in his heart.
Due to piling up of bills from his hospitalization and two unsuccessful procedures, we decided to transfer him to the Philippine Heart Center. Our hopes are high to get the best treatment for our Dad with the least price but sadly, we were quoted with an amount that is way beyond what we give.
From the two hospitals and two procedures, we dont have enough resources to fund his Heart Bypass operation. My dad is very optimistic and despite the anxiety in the procedure he is about to undergo, he still manages to crack jokes and make fun out of it. He is looking forward of celebrating Christmas at home too! We hope that you could help us celebrate this season with him. A season where families get together and share their love and blessings with one another. Help us in raising the amount to proceed with his surgery and celebrate Christmas with a complete family!
God has been faithful in keeping our family strong and if He touches your heart to help us in any way, our family would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and God bless us all!
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:3-4 NIV