Help sustain the life of Ricardo Valera

Update posted by Rachelle Valera On Apr 29, 2017
Oh sweet, sweet relief!

Friday, April28th, around 6PM: my sister Rachelle sent me just about the most glorious photo I have seen in the past few weeks. I was on my way home in a cab (luckily wasn't sharing with anyone) and teared up seeing the twinkle back in his eyes - and that smile! <3

Dad can talk already but his voice is still all raspy but it's a small matter! I imagine his writing board will be used less and less; bits of his usual jovial demeanor are slowly shining through.

We are definitely on the road to recovery but still waiting for the various test results to come in. It is also still unclear how much longer he needs to be in the ICU or when he can be moved into a regular room. Our estimation is some more days to confirm (pending test results) but we are so very hopeful that we are closer to eventually bringing him home.

Again and a million times over, endless thanks to everyone who extended their hands, words, thoughts and hearts to us. May your generosity and kindness come back to you a hundredfold <3<3<3

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In case donors are having trouble with the online donation system, contributions can be sent to the following accounts:

From within the Philippines

1. Peso Account - Banco De Oro S/A 647 00 90 418. Account name: Ricardo B. Valera and/or Ofelia S. Valera

2. Peso Account - Bank of the Philippine Islands 3399 0785 54. Account name: Emmanuel V. Yu III

From abroad

1. USD Account - Banco De Oro 106 47 00 94917. Account name: Ofelia S. Valera and/or Ricardo B. Valera

If you need further info, pls message us here or at [email protected]


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Update posted by Rachelle Valera On Apr 23, 2017

Firstly, my family and I can not thank you all enough for your help and support! You have all been - and keep being - amazing. These past couple of weeks have been extremely trying but we are truly blessed with such wonderful, wonderful friends and supporters. I wish we could hug every single one of you <3

Dad has been responding well to antibiotics but his pneumonia and heart activity still need to be closely monitored. We have no idea how long he needs to stay in the ICU but we are strongly hopeful because he's showing good progress - and we hope and pray it will continue to be a climb out of this hole. He still can't speak, having that tube, but we are grateful that he can stay conscious a bit longer (in the early days, he was sedated for extended periods) and is able to communicate by writing and simple/limited movement (nods, hand squeezing).

Here's how he looks now (image stolen by my sister. Apparently it's not allowed to take photos in the ICU but I needed to see how he's doing) compared to when he was first admitted for pneumonia.

Thank you all so much for the prayers, love, messages of support and all manner of help. We're taking it a day at time.

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In case donors are having trouble with the online donation system, contributions can be sent to the following accounts:

From within the Philippines

1. Peso Account - Banco De Oro S/A 647 00 90 418. Account name: Ricardo B. Valera and/or Ofelia S. Valera

2. Peso Account - Bank of the Philippine Islands 3399 0785 54. Account name: Emmanuel V. Yu III

From abroad

1. USD Account - Banco De Oro 106 47 00 94917. Account name: Ofelia S. Valera and/or Ricardo B. Valera

If you need further info, pls message us here or at [email protected]

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