This is my father Mario Asilo. His work is in construction. The lockdown saw some industries shut and not only did papa lose his existing contracts, he had no job offers since. This was something papa could not take lightly as the provider of our family.
Covid has hit all of us hard and even harder for those of us who had to bring our loved ones to the hospital. For us, this would be our second time in a span of five (5) months.
Papa suffered his second stroke last August 2020 and is now again in the hospital recovering from a costly and life-saving surgery from an aneurysm. This time was a lot more uncertain as ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in many cases. We took the risk of surgery which has, to our great and immeasurable relief, paid of. Nothing can replace having papa with us.
All that said, we are asking for your help for brain surgeon's fees on top of more than 2 weeks spent in the hospital. We now have Php 400,000 (Philippine peso) or USD 8,479 to pay in total and no income. I am just a student and my sister just started work which she also had to put on hold due to the circumstances.
There are too many added costs in hospitalization, transportation, and sanitation in Covid times. It is difficult enough to rely on my sister's income for our day-to-day needs even as we pay off debts accumulated over the past months. It will truly take a community to help us bring our papa home safely.
Any amount will go a long way to help this cause. And if you could spread the word, that would help us greatly as well! Thank you very much.