This is my 33-year-old brother, Ivan Reyes. He was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and as his family, we felt broken but we need to be strong for him. He is single and is unfit for work because of his current condition, meaning he is not qualified to loan for financial assistance from our government healthcare program.
Never in our lives, we imagine something like this would happen. Signs started showing a few days after we celebrated his 33rd birthday — March 3. It took a long time before doctors found out about the tumor because we had to save up money for the CT and MRI scan of his brain.
Seizures, severe headaches, and nausea have become more frequent. Most of his medications do little help to ease his pain.
Last October, the doctor recommended to undergo brain surgery that would cost us an estimate of Php 1,000,000. Half of the cost will come from the biopsy operation and the specialised machine that would be used (which is only available in Metro Manila). The other half of the expenses will come from 3 doctors' professional fee ( anesthesiologist, cardiologist, and a surgeon), hospitalisation bills, and the medication during and after the surgery.
We look forward to having him undergo surgery by the end of 2019 but it is difficult to raise this amount of money with only 2 employed family members in support.
With this, we are hoping that anyone who has reached this page could donate ANY amount as it would greatly help in making Ivan's brain surgery possible. Above all your kindness and support, we are also asking for your prayers for the success of this fundraising campaign and the whole operation.
We are hoping for the best. Thank you and may God bless you.
I am currently using my friend's PayPal account since I am still setting up my own account.
You can also send your donations via bank transfer:
Union Bank Account: IRISH REYES 1096 5460 1471