This is Mariecris Tilos. She is 30 years old and is working at a BPO company. Around November last year when she was first diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease. Prior to that, she was already coming in and out of the hospital because of difficulty in breathing. She was misdiagnosed to have asthma and pneumonia, and was taking meds for those illness.
When she experienced difficulty of breathing last October, she was rushed to a different hospital and was admitted. There, she met a cardiopulmonary doctor and she was asked to undergo a 2D Echo. She was then diagnosed to have Rheumatic Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis and was prescribed to have a maintenance of meds and an injection every 28 days. We thought taking these prescribed meds religiously, although it won’t heal her, will make sure that her illness won’t get worse.
Came January 2019, when she was again rushed to the hospital due to difficulty of breathing. She was confined for 3 days and was released after. Then during her followup checkup after that confinement, her doctor advised her to undergo an Open Heart Surgery to replace two valves as her condition has worsened, and mere injections won't heal her. She was also asked to undergo a Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) to further determine the extent of her illness.
Before she could claim the results of her TEE, she was again rushed to the hospital for the nth time, and was admitted to the ICU and stayed there for 2 days. She was diagnosed to have Cardiac Dysrhythmia. The doctors advised for her to undergo Open heart Surgery as soon as possible, or else, she is at risk for a heart attack or a stoke.
We went to the Social Service of Philippine Heart Center to ask for help, and request to have her surgery scheduled, but the process dictates that we wait for a year or two before she can get scheduled.
Her operation is estimated to be PHP750,000 - PHP1,112,000 and we cannot afford to pay for that, after her series of hospitalizations and her meds.
May we humbly ask for your help to raise this amount so she can undergo the surgery, and to extend her life. She is a precious daughter, sister, friend, aunt, granddaughter to us and if by any amount that you can spare so he can have that surgery and live a bit longer would mean a lot to us, her family.
We can never thank you enough for your generosity, and if its not too much, may we ask for your prayers for the Lord to give her strength and courage so she can come out of this challenge in her life successfully.