Angel Mae always had big dreams... Even before she graduated from the University of San Carlos - Cebu with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, she knew she wanted to find greener pastures abroad in order to help her family.
She left for the United States of America last August 24, 2019, to complete her internship program, at The Country Club of Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas. With high hopes and determination, she thought she was finally well on her way to making her dreams come true.
But her journey was far from smooth sailing right from the start. She battled an endless bout of health issues from the moment she set foot in the United States. Being sick while being away from family, made her want to give up and just go home.
She was less than two months into her training, the 4th of October, when her roommates were alarmed that she was so weak she could barely stand, was having a nosebleed, and having difficulty breathing. They quickly called 911 and she was rushed to the hospital.
She was admitted to the critical care unit of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center. It was found that she had multiple medical diagnoses that had contributed to her deteriorating condition. She had suffered acute kidney injury, blood infection, pleural effusion, and mitral valve infection. She was placed on life support within 24 hours of admission.
On October 5th, Angel Mae suffered a massive stroke. She is currently undergoing treatment to resolve the brain swelling and to dissolve blood clots that have precipitated the massive stroke that had caused the paralysis of the right side of her body.
The doctors are doing their best to stabilize her condition as soon as possible so an open-heart surgery can be done to replace the mitral valve which was damaged extensively by the infection. Following the operation, Angel would then have to undergo lengthy rehabilitation in order for her to fully recover. It is hard to tell how long Angel would have to be hospitalized given the severity of her condition and the multiple complications.
We are strongly advised to have a family member present at her bedside as soon as possible, but the travel and living expenses while awaiting her recovery would be staggering for our family's meager means here in the Philippines. Our family's humble savings have already been depleted when we funded Angel's travel to the United States.
We are knocking on people's hearts to donate even the smallest amount of money so we can support Angel through this. We will be ever so thankful for anything anyone could give to help us out.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and we are so grateful for any help you will be able to give us. I ask if you cannot help us by donating, please keep our sweet and loving Angel Mae in your thoughts & prayers.
Filled with gratitude,
Bernadette and the whole Jayme family
For further questions and updates, you may reach us through the facebook account, Help us save our Angel (https://fb.me/helpussaveourangel).