Jai is suffering from a brain tumor called Glioma and is unable to fund all her medical expenses. She lives in Manila in the Philippines and was until recently in muru-D Singapore's startup accelerator program.
We at muru-D care deeply about our family and we are raising money to give her much needed funds to support her and the treatment of her condition.
You donation will be used for MRIs, specialist consultations, travel to specialists and living expenses whilst she is unable to work.
What can a man do on its own? If only money is the answer to everything, things are simpler, but we all know that it is not the case.
Your love, prayers, support, and help goes beyond what money can buy, and it's unexplainable! Love traveled swiftly, comforting the heart of each and everyone of us, especially the people who have no choice but watch helplessly in this whole ordeal. In the end we can only surrender and together hope that all will be well no matter what. ️
Your prayers and support gave me peace that even I can't explain why I was not worried and afraid. When I was in the bathroom on my own, I was pondering hard why I am not worried, because who can fake a sad heart. As you can see, the situation was used to gather people, pause for a while, and appreciate life.
Visit from Telstra Philippines ️ I was happy! Money comes and goes but time is life! That is why even if it is just a paspassing thought, I'm happy that you all thought of me (though I know it's more than just a thought but love ️)
This is the day of operation. The anesthesiologist asked how I'm feeling and I said," I'm very calm." Then he said, "Let's make you calmer." Next thing I know, I'm out! Did't even get to see the whole OR action nor had a peak in the operating room or say hi to the doctors. Haha!
The doctor met the 5-6hrs operating time, but they had to extend 2-3 (est was 1-2hrs) more hours to place back my skull, which made it the most intense hours in my parents waiting time.
When they opened my skull to remove the tumor, the brain was swelling badly. When they removed the tumor, the swelling went down and pressure was relieved. They did not remove the entire tumor since it was too close to the sensory nerve. The tumor appeared inside the right occipital lobe really affecting the eye. Vision remains the same as pre-surgery. This is a good thing; it means that no additional damage was done during the procedure, but the blind spot is stilll there, (lower left corner of both eye).
Next thing is to wait for the hisphathology report this week for exact tumor details. I will send an update when it is done. Hopefully benign so a short radiation can remove the remaining stuff, a wonderful Christmas present from our loving God who in His mercy loves us despite our imperfections.
This is my mom, she gets cold easily so she covered herself so she can watch me while I'm in ICU(NCCU). They said I tried standing up immediately because I wanna pee. Haha! They said I was responding well but I can't remember most of it except the pee and fully awake part. ️ This is now my new look, they said they'll give me a yellow blanket as costume like Ancient One from Doctor Strange. Haha! The doctor finally gave me permission to walk. I was really weak at first, but my strength grew steadily stable and I can now pee in the toilet and take proper steps. ️ My youngest brother on the left (I'm the eldest) and friends on the right.
This is us eating early breakfast for new set of strength, enjoying chicken pesto from Starbucks, my favorite
I gained family and friends around the world and I will be very delighted to keep in touch, so please feel free to message/whatsapp me (please email campaign owner for Jai's number). And when it's safe to travel again, definitely visit my family in SG (and Australia if it's possible ️
For those who can visit or happens to be in PH, I'm located i St Lukes BGC Taguig, 1052 Room of main building.
Over the weekend, Jai had a series of seizures which meant she had to be admitted to hospital. As a consequence, Jai will undergo surgery tomorrow in Manila to remove her brain tumor. I am so proud of the Telstra Philippines team under the leadership of Tom Beach who worked really hard to get Jai the very best support and care over the last week. #loveyouguys
I have spoken to Jai a number of times in last month and she remains a tower of strength. I spoke to her brother this morning who was very thankful for the love and practical support provided by us all. I also want to share my gratitude on the love and good will offered by all of you in our network.
Everyone, my heart is overwhelmed... none of you are obligated to give and most of you don’t know me yet you gave... I am simply amazed... Thank you so much. Our tomorrow is unknown, but a future filled with selfless people is a future worth living and a promising future to the next generation. Regardless of the amount, I know that one can only give what he/she has. If you don’t have the heart to give then there is nothing to give. So I trully appreciate everything. I am more thankful for the act and willingness to help. An action no one can buy but simply give. from the bottom of my heart, thank you. This adds up to my good memories. :) For who knows if tomorrow will come, but the heart that loves (or cares) will forever be cherished You are all in my prayers. You all have thought me valuable lesson, Give... because I know I don’t deserve all these from all of you... thank you. I pray blessing to each one of you. Hopeful and thankful, Jai
Dearest muru-D Family,What can a man do on its own? If only money is the answer to everything, things are simpler, but we all know that it is not the case.Your love, prayers, support, and help goes beyond what money can buy, and it's unexplainable! …