Our “Tatay Boy” (Rolando Tolentino Sr.) used to be the active and hardworking father with a goal to provide the best not only for his family but to help others as well. He is constantly willing to do charity and is one of the most selfless people that we look up to in the family. Thus, people used to call him "Tatay ng Lahat". It is truly heartbreaking when he was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer at 61 years old.
Everything happened unexpectedly and we cannot believe that in a very short span of time, our main source of strength and wisdom suddenly started losing vivacity and figure. Due to noticeable drop on his body weight and months of terribly unusual coughing, we went to (UERMMMC) University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center to check what was really causing these. It was then that we knew Tatay has nodules on both lungs. We were referred to do further tests and on May 2019, his full abdominal + chest CT Scan showed an 11.1 cm tumor on his left kidney. For this reason, we have been advised that “Tatay” needs to undergo Nephrectomy as soon as possible. The Doctors concluded that this is the main source of the nodules on his lungs and dropped two options there are. His left kidney removed (intermediate to high risk) and undergo chemotherapy after or leave everything as it is with 6-12 months more to live.
We are not losing hope that Tatay will be able to survive all these. NOT EVER. Hence, we decided to take the only chance that might save him from this dreadful condition. The risk is above our heads, but we’d rather fight for our “Tatay’s” life than watch Cancer eat the remaining life and strength out of him.
Today, 10 June 2019, at 6:00 AM (PH time) is his scheduled surgery (Nephrectomy/Removal of Kidney), and we appreciate all of the prayers and well wishes from everyone. Furthermore, we would like to ask from your kindest hearts any financial donations that would help us support Tatay on this surgery and for the post-surgical + chemotherapy sessions to come.
If you would like to email us and send a donation directly, please do at [email protected]
Direct deposit to BDO PH Account:
Acct name: Pepita Gumiran Tolentino
Acct #: 000350249288
Contact detail: +63915 688 7130
We honestly can't thank you enough for all your love and support for Tatay! God bless you.
WHO IS TATAY BOY?
Tatay is the Superman of the Clan!
He started the family business literally from scratch. His hard work and dedication to give his family a better future is immeasurable.
Our True-to-Life Santa!
Christmas and New Year are always full of love and surprises from Tatay. He has been the real Santa Claus since the beginning not only for the kids but for the kids-at-heart as well.
Great Father; Loving Son
A few years back, when "Ina" (God bless her soul) was confined to bed after having a stroke, Tatay made sure that he was always there to be the dutiful son for her. Did everything that he can, and even the impossible to show his love and care for "Ina".
Tatay is one of the Barkada!
He might be a strict dad, lolo, uncle, and kuya, but he is definitely one of the coolest barkada who is always there to spoil, support and hang out with the "bagets". No wonder everyone loves Tatay.