My name is Jonathan Bonus; also known as "Sir JB" to my students. A teacher for almost 20 years and is currently teaching at a reputable academic institution in Lipa City, Batangas (name of school omitted for anonymity purposes) . I'm 45 years old and I have been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 Secondary to Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis,
It took me awhile to accept my current situation as I have to undergo dialysis 3 times a week since I was hospitalized last November 3, 2018, my life was never the same.. I found myself unable to work, unable to earn, my family suffering and we have hit rock bottom financially. It was the most depressing moment of my life. And I admit that there are times I almost lost hope and was ready to give up. But after spending long hours sitting during dialysis, I began to reflect about my everything and I realized, a lot of people cared more than I ever hoped for. Family, friends, colleagues, students and even acquaintances. And it gave me the will to survive.
But after a series of test and consultations, I was faced with a bitter truth. Both my kidney was beyond saving that I was supposed to be dead. A life long dialysis or kidney transplant was the only solution left.
These words kept popping in my head, I SHOULD BE DEAD ... yet ironically, I am still alive. Then I realized, there may only be one explanation for this - God gave me a second chance at life; A higher power still believes that perhaps I still deserve to exist.
And it is this belief in second chances, that I must cling to life and survive. But it is not enough that I was given another chance because it comes at a great cost. Thus, I am going to need help. Lots of it.
And it is with this disposition, that I am imploring for your kindness and generosity. Please give me a second chance. A second chance to be with my family longer, a chance to be of further service to the community, a chance to experience life a little bit longer. I know it maybe too much to ask but it is only through your help that a second chance is possible.
Please find it in your hearts to give me that chance. You may donate or send help through my daughter's BDO Account.
Name: Therese Joyce C Bonus
Account Number: 003580255694
I will be forever grateful. Thank you and God bless