Help Fund Samantha’s Urgent Medical Treatment

Update posted by Yvette Matalines On Jun 03, 2020

Your gifts of prayers and donations have greatly helped Sam in reaching important milestones in her health journey. The support we have received is way beyond what we had anticipated. Your financial donations have made it possible for the family to pay for their hospital bill in Cagayan de Oro City. Your thoughts and prayers have been the family’s comfort and refuge during this difficult time. Thank you very much.

On June 2, 2020, Sam underwent a repeat routine Electroencephalogram (EEG), a test used to track and record brain wave patterns by using electrodes that are attached to the scalp in order to detect problems that might be associated with certain brain disorders. When compared with her previous EEG study, Sam’s current EEG readings showed more promising results- no abnormal brain activity; however, as noted in her lab report, the absence of abnormalities does not rule out the diagnosis of epilepsy or seizures related to Midbrain Cavernoma, and so the doctors have continued to monitor Sam’s condition.

Another encouraging development is the reduction in the number of prescribed medications, from 6 types of meds to just one. By God's grace, Sam’s speech and mobility have also improved, and although mostly confined in her room, she can now clearly articulate her needs and take more steps with little to no pain (headaches). If her stable condition continues and the situation in Manila drastically improves in the next two weeks, Sam will have the Gamma Knife surgery very soon. According to her doctors, the procedure at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Manila may cost a minimum of P550,000 excluding the doctor’s fee, pre-surgery testing and the post-surgical medications. Efforts are currently being made, with the doctors’ endorsement, to contact the hospital for appointment, about insurance coverage and the net cost of the procedure.

The financial need continues even though some government assistance and donations from private entities have been received for transportation to and from Manila and for accommodation expenses, but the funding goal is slighted adjusted. Until the approximate financial obligation and surgery date are ascertained, the fundraiser continues for the next 10 days. We continue to ask for your prayers.

Once again, on behalf of Sam’s family, thank you for sharing the message of God’s love and mercy through your generous donations and prayers.

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Update posted by Yvette Matalines On May 18, 2020

Through your prayers and well wishes, Sam has shown tremendous progress. Her vital signs, physical condition and lab results have shown a much more stable condition that her doctors have ordered her to be discharged this week. Sam’s condition though is still considered ‘sensitive’ and so her health plans are in place and continued as well as her medications. To reduce travel-related stress while waiting for another round of checkup and testing on the 2nd of June, Sam will be staying at the home of her aunt’s in-laws in Cagayan de Oro City. This setup will allow her doctors to continue to monitor her condition before her Gamma Knife surgery at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Manila. According to Lecel, Sam’s mother, the doctors have projected Sam’s surgery to be slated on the second week of June. Currently, efforts have been made to facilitate the stay in Manila by coordinating with Sam’s relatives. Coordination with the local and national government units and other charitable organizations has also been explored to get assistance in possibly reducing the overall cost of the procedure. Getting government assistance, although very helpful, can be challenging due to complex procedures and the current coronavirus crisis. For this, we continue to ask for your prayers for Sam’s urgent treatment and complete healing.

Thank you very much.

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Praying for your fast recovery❤❤🙏that’s only thing I can offer to you Sam🙏🙏And to those who has kind hearts please notice our campaign for my son’s medication who is suffering now from Epilepsy.Thank you so much❤🙏

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Good luck and wishing for the best for Samantha ❤️

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