My grandpa had a stroke due to a brain aneurysm. He could not move almost all of the right side of his body. He is now in rehab to help him walk again, but we don't have enough money to sustain this therapy and all of his medications in the long run. Please, help him. Help us. Any amount will be a big help!
Hi, everyone. My name is Tristan Jozhua A. Carpio and I'll share to you what happened to my grandpa and why I did this in order to help him.
My grandpa, Surab P. Avelino, is 58 years old. He is one of the most hard-working persons I have known in my life. He has been working non-stop since he was 14 years old from being a porter at a Ferry Port to being one of the most respected Jeepney drivers in his association (public jeepney driving is a profession here in the Philippines). Even though he wasn't able to finish his education, he was able to help my grandma through school and his 5 kids, including my mother, finish college. Even to this day, he still supports us in every little way he can.
But, all the things that happen in our lives our inevitable, and the bad ones are those that have the biggest impact.
Last October 7th, we rushed my grandpa to the ER because after his one morning round around the city driving, all of a sudden, he couldn't move his body. He was just there, watching television, then a sudden pain in his head was all it took to change everything.
We did not have enough money for a CT Scan. We borrowed 7000 pesos from the sister of my grandma for the scan to be done. The result, as I have heard and seen, a vein in the right side of his head popped because of a very high blood pressure. The doctor said he had a hemorrhagic stroke caused by an aneurysm.
The whole right side of his body, from his eyes, mouth, arms, legs and feet we're barely responsive. He was talking gibberish. He was salivating uncontrollably. A nurse was giving him medications but he can't even feel a needle piercing his skin. When we moved to a private room, he had to carried by two men to his bed. I saw that he wasn't comfortable with it because I know him as someone who always helps and do things on his own. But I also saw that he knew what was happening and he couldn't do anything.
We were shocked and in disbelief. I could not believe that he was there in the gurney, lying down, helpless. He should be at home, talking and laughing with all the people that pass by our house. Drinking whiskey or rum with his comrades at 6 or 7 in the evening after a hard day's work. It hit like a truck. Even though we get to have arguments here in there, I still respected the hell out of him because without him, we would not be here right now.
We stayed at the hospital for a week and half. Before we got home, we bought him a wheelchair and that thing that supports a person when they need to go number 2. We had to pay over 150k pesos for all the medical bills. From my savings, his savings, the savings of every family member in our house, all of them were used to pay the bills.
It was not normal. It was not okay to see him sitting in a wheelchair. I know that I needed to do something for this to be all right and help him in any way that I could.
Currently, we are relying on the remmittances sent by my mom, who is currently an OFW in the U.A.E. I'm still a student but I'm working as partime English Tutor after school. It's hard. Getting through 3 meals a day and also paying for the medication and rehabilitation therapy for my grandpa.
So now, I'm asking for help. I know that asking for money is not that easy because scamming is rampant in today's age. But, I'm still taking this risk because every Christmas and New Year's day, all of us here in our village dance and sing until the morning to celebrate and I don't want my grandpa being left out in the corner, just watching. I don't want him to miss out being able to celebrate Christmas and New Year's, the way we are supposed to be celebrating it. Any amount will go a long way.
This is for you, Papa.
-Bank account deposits are welcome-
Bank account number (Banco De Oro, Philippines):
*Tristan Jozhua A. Carpio - 007470079073