My mother, Marydelia Navarro, was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease last March 2018 due to her inconsistently attended diabetes since 2002. Both her kidneys are 95% dead, and the fluids she’s supposed to flush away through urination spread all over her body and have been drowning her lungs for months now.
She’s on a regular bi-weekly dialysis provided by the government through the PhilHealth program, helping struggling families get through financial dilemmas during medication. Although helpful, the program only covers a maximum of 2 dialysis sessions per week, 90 per year. Given my mom’s situation, the doctors highly recommend 3 courses every week—this is supposed to help her body regulate the inflow and outflow of her body fluids and prevent both her lungs from drowning.
Aside from that, another crisis we’re going through is since this is a free service by the government, hundreds of families, if not thousands, are taking advantage of the program in Cebu City, Philippines, alone, and this is only available in 1 government-owned hospital in the island with only roughly 10-15 machines working. With this limited resource, every patient’s strict dialysis schedule is sometimes compromised.
This is what’s happening to my mom. She’s been lying on her hospital bed since this Sunday going through extensive lab tests, administered with expensive medicines to help her breathe properly. As of this posting, the running hospital bill has reached a stunning Php60,000, and her government-provided health benefits have been exhausted. All the help from our relatives have already dried up, and I can’t think of any other way to get my mom out of this situation but to humbly seek help through the power of online donations that have saved lives for thousands who had gone through the same ordeal as I am having right now.
I’m am asking for your kind hearts with the hopes of getting help from charitable people who are willing to share some of what they have and what they can give.
Help me get my mom to breathe.