Two years ago, June of 2015, I was diagnosed with kidney failure caused by hypertension. I was 25. I was at the peak of my youth – worked in the wee hours of the night as an account executive at a call center company in the Philippines, joined in outreach programs initiated by our local ministry, travelled together with my family – among the many things that kept me going. I was active and full of energy. Yes, I denied the fact that I was sick.
Fast forward to today. Now I’m 27 years old. I still love being with people, using my voice and my limited energy to spread God’s grace and goodness. But I couldn’t work anymore as I used to. My condition has made a lot of changes in me. Since my creatinine levels are on a constant high and my kidneys are malfunctioning, I undergo hemodialysis twice a week. I have also been hospitalized several times. My body has become weaker and gotten its limitations. I can no longer do the same things I used to.
The worse thing is, it has taken its toll on my family. Most of my family’s finances get spent on my medical needs. Everybody in the family is basically struggling to help me get through my lifetime of medical issues. Yes, this is going to be lifetime. Not until I get at least a new healthy kidney.
My only hope is a kidney transplant. I and my family don’t have enough resources to finance this that is the reason why I put up this fundraising campaign. This is my only hope to have a normal healthy life again. I want to work again, reach out and touch other people’s lives and spend more quality time with my family. At times, I get tired. Physically and emotionally I get drained. But no, you won’t see me weak or sick. I ought and choose not to. I keep hoping and going, thinking that with every single day I wake up, I got a new day to live my life more worthwhile.
Please do help me fulfill my hopes.