The purpose of this fundraiser is for my younger sister who is in a coma.
Her name is Ron Julia B. Buenaventura, 20 years old. She was diagnosed last January 2018 with End Stage Renal Disease/ Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5. Despite her condition, she is very driven to finish her studies at and earn a college degree. She is a student at Far Eastern University BS Psychology. She is a jolly and outgoing person, a loving sister and daughter.
On July 19, 2019 she had trouble breathing and was rushed to Taytay Doctors Multispecialty Hospital. At the emergency room she suffered from cardiac arrest, which led her losing oxygen and blood supply to the brain. Fortunately she was revived and transferred to the ICU from the ER, with NGT, mechanical ventilator, edema on both hands, tongue and eye protrusion. The doctors gave a 72 hour window for her to show any response but there was none. But our family did not gave up on her and with the continuous support and prayers of family and her friends, on the 5th day her neurologist saw an increase on her pupil size and was immediately given medication to further this little improvement.
On her 2nd week at the ICU she underwent tracheostomy for her breathing.
As of August 18, 2019, she is still at the ICU but she is now off the mechanical ventilator (breathing on her own with the help of oxygen), responding to pain, and has subtle own movements. Despite her neurological condition she is still undergoing dialysis 3x a week.
The next step is to put a PEG to replace her NGT for feeding.
Doctors say recovery from her injuries will be a very long journey, with unpredictable outcomes. But our hopes are high that Julia will return back to us the way she was before.
I hope this campaign would help with Julia's medical treatment. I hope the people that will be reached by this campaign would be able to help. Our family will forever be grateful for any help we will get.
Thank you for your time and thank you in advance for all the well wishes, prayers and donations.
If you wish to contribute directly, here are the details:
Account name: Ron Julia B. Buenaventura
BDO SM Taytay - Account Number: 002490703079
Name: Ron Julia B. Buenaventura
To those who have reached out, we give our sincerest thanks!