Who is John Paul?
John Paul is a son of a former businessman and a housewife, a brother to his 4 siblings. His parents already retired on business after he graduated, his 3 eldest siblings already have there own family. The other sibling who is single is working as a private teacher, considering this the two of them are the one who is supporting there retired parents. He was working as software developer for 3 years before he was diagnose with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5.
Start of the Problem
September 2018, John Paul was on his way to his dorm at Makati after work, he received multiple missed calls from his brother. He was bothered about the calls, texted his brother and receive another call. Then it happen one of the worst thing that can happen to anyone, his mother got stroked. He visited her mother in the hospital and became her watcher for some nights and get back to work on weekdays. As he visited her mother again at the hospital he was not feeling well for the week, he then get a checkup on the hospital where his mother is confined. Things were getting worse, he was diagnose with a kidney failure, he and his family were very devastated.
John Paul was not yet confine, he was advise to resign on his job since it may contribute to the worsening of the kidney failure. He takes lots medication that can help improve his kidney functions. His mother was discharge from the hospital, but about a week later he was the one to be confine to the hospital. Things were not going well, his family was advice to take him to a bigger hospital for an emergency dialysis since his state was really bad and life threatening. He stayed so long on the hospital plus his mothers confinement leading to his and his family savings all used up.
After John Paul was discharged out of the hospital, the problem and financial crisis did not stop there, He will undergo dialysis for the rest of his life. His dialysis session is for 3x a week and every session is for 4 hours, he also have an injection ("Epoetin beta") every session that will prevent his hemoglobin to drop. Aside from this he is taking maintenance medicine for his blood pressure, since CKD5 affects the heart and lungs.
Kidney Transplant: New Life
As John Paul is fighting this lifetime disease that is also life threatening because in the long run of dialysis patient may have different complication mostly on there heart or there lungs, he wanted not only to have a better life and live it as normal as everyone else, he also wanted to live longer and be with his family and friends more, and only kidney transplant would give him this dream.
When he was confine and was on a really bad state, he almost give up the idea of living,
but his family and friends were there for him and that gives him
strength to live.
The series of problem he and his family engage really hit them financially and emotionally, that is why he is doing what he can to raise funds for himself and lessen the already heavy burden his family have. Any amount of donation would do, financially, emotionally or spiritually.
The funds that will be raise will be use for his transplant and for his anti rejection medicine which will cost a lot on the first year.