Hi all, thanks for stopping by to my fundraiser campaign. This is my first time joining in crowd funding platform. I never know that this kind of platform exist.
In my country, crowd funding will be directly through socmed posts of a people who needed fund for various purpose.
Okay, let's talk about my campaign!
Firstly this family house was built 33 years ago in 1988 in Manggatal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
We have a very big family house. Which more than 1000sqft and its 2 storey. At the time my dad build this house, he was still earning monthly as he is working and have had a little savings for his family. He built this big house for all of us, because we got a big family. That was a short term planning that he didn't allocate money for house maintenance every 5-10years. So, this house was as fresh as it was.
In Year 2020, the year of covid-19 had been a hard year for all of us as one family. It all started at the end of the year 2019. My mom had diabetes for 18years and was really sick but refused to go to the hospital at that time, the cause is unknown. Meanwhile, on November 2019, I was transferred for work to Semporna which, 558km from Menggatal (My Hometown).
On January 2020, she was admitted to A&E Hospital Queen Elizabeth II due to pain score 10 max! Then, fortunately I got a new job offer in my hometown. So, long story short, she was then transferred to Surgical Ward the next day and was admitted since until April 2020.
On April 2020, She finally got back home! We are so happy and miserable in the same time. Why? Because we didn’t have a proper equipment for her to continue the treatment at home. Which at that time we needed a hospital-bed, wheelchair, portable toilet and other equipment for her convenient. The only that we can do for her at that time was hired a full-time maid so at least she have a helper, 24/7 by her side.
On June 2020, she finally laid back to rest as she fight to survive. In God hand, I believe that she’d rest in peace. "There will be no goodbye, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart, Mom. Rest in Peace"
On November 2020, I have a long thought about getting this family house renovates and have a proper walk way for elderly.
I bought half of the material for renovation such as vinyl, paint, cement, tiles and other construction material in affordable price and at regular quality. Me and siblings had been doing the renovation together and tried to get it renovated as quickly as we can before the year end.
In one month, we finally success renovate the living room area and also a little wiring. Regrettably, we didn’t manage to get it done in other area such as kitchen, dad’s room and also second storey (roof has holes and need to fix it so it stop leak during rainy season).
My goal here is to get it done before early March 2021, as my dad will be undergoing a radiotherapy treatment for his Prostate Cancer in mid March 2021, (if all going smooth). It will be another year where we the family being under a pressure of getting things done perfectly, in the same time take good care of him with much love and patience.
Some people might understand this “A clean house gives a peaceful mind”. That’s my goal. Decluttering so it gives more space for him, either walking with a walking stick or a wheelchair. To build an awning in front house, so he have no trouble in getting in/out of the car during rainy season and hot sunny day with wheelchair/walking stick.
In order to avoid depression and stress over the treatment, i wish this will help him calm and help him to getting through the phase.
This are all my preparation before he gets there. I have a very short time to saves on large sum amount of money before my dad’s treatment and that is why I tried to crowd fund so by the time his treatment started, all of us are prepared.
Thank you for your time in reading this long post.
I hope that my story inspire and gives lesson to young generation out there for not taking granted for our elderly. After all they've done to us. I know that some of us have a good parents and some are bad. But, don't just look at the negative side, i believe you have more positive thing to share, to remind to, memories and loves. God bless you.
"Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. ‘Honor your father and mother.’ This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, ‘Things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth." Ephesians 6:1-3
“I need to clean the house” – I missed the art she was holding up
“Kiristinaa..” – I missed the song she was trying to teach me
“I need to make dinner” – I missed hearing about her rough day
“I need you to take care of your dad” – I will.