Hi, I’m Tricia and I have set up this fund-raising campaign to save my aunt. Help me get my kidney be transplanted to her.
Although technically, she’s just my father’s sister, to me however, she’s way more than just an aunt. I was only twelve when my parents could no longer afford to send me to school, and so she volunteered to take me in and provide for me. Since then, she treated me as her own, and conversely, I loved and cared for her as a child loves and cares for her mother. She has given me everything that she could not give to her 5 children, all of whom she had lost in the early weeks after delivery due to a complication in her uterus that adversely affected their development. Despite all these difficulties, she continued to live a happy life with full of hope. She’s tough but with a good heart, unyielding yet loving enough for her to accept my orientation even though she had earlier expressed strong disapproval of the same. That’s why there’s nothing in this world I want more than to add more years to her zealous life even if it means I have to give up one of my kidneys.
Her name is Ma. Concepcion Carlos but I call her Mommy Coney. She’s 49 years old and just last year, she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) which developed as a complication of diabetes, an ailment she’s enduring for nearly a decade now. Upon diagnosis, the doctor advised her to immediately undergo hemodialysis treatment. To commence said course, she was admitted at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) for the scheduled fistula surgery on her upper arm which ended up unsuccessful leaving an enormous bruise in the area, hence, on the first months, she had to receive treatment via a catheter that was placed in her neck and this alone cost us around Php 160,000.
Financially, it has not been easy for us to bear the expenses lately. My salary as a data analyst and her partner of more than 20 years as a government employee can no longer support adequately her medical needs. Specifically, a single session of her dialysis, which she needs to undergo thrice a week, is valued at Php 2,900. Initially, we weren’t that burdened since PhilHealth was of great help as it covered the first 90 sessions but upon exhaustion of the benefit limit last July, we became drained financially that even the little money allotted supposedly for the transplantation gradually depleted. In addition to this, on average, her weekly medication including maintenance medicines for her diabetes costs roughly Php 5,000. Now, since the disease is already in its final stage, and her condition is not getting any better, her doctor strongly suggests that she undergo kidney transplant at the earliest possible time which will cost 1.3 million pesos (25,000 USD).
I am respectfully asking your compassionate hearts to help me make the transplant happen. Any amount would be wholeheartedly appreciated. I offer my gratitude in advance.
Patricia Denise Carlos