My mother, Hazel Santamaria, has been suffering from Myasthenia gravis (MG) for the last 6 years. It is a long term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of muscle weakness. The most commonly affected muscles are those of the eyes, face, and swallowing. It can result in double vision, drooping eyelids, trouble talking, and trouble walking. Onset can be sudden. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease which results from antibodies that block acetylcholine receptors at the junction between the nerve and muscle. She has been diagnosed of the disease in 2011 and has been in and out of the Intensive Care Unit since then. She is currently in the ICU for the 5th time due to seizures. She can hardly move due to extreme muscle weakness which led to edema (fluid accumulation) and bed sores.
The only procedure that can help her and assure her 90% healing is through PLASMAPHERESIS which costs 30,000 Php per session. She needs to complete 8 sessions to obtain the 90% chance of being cured as soon as possible. My family's finances has all been used up and we are now financially drained to sustain her procedure and our bills are piling up, making it impossible for us to save enough for her procedure. I am personally seeking help from government agencies in our city but with no guarantee. Now, I am humbly soliciting your prayers and whole-heartedly knocking on your generous hearts to please help us save her and let her live the life she deserves. She is the best mother in the world for me and I will do whatever it takes to extend her life. I don't want to deprive her of the life she truly deserves. I will forever be grateful to you for giving her the chance to live. May God bless your good heart.