Karmina’s fight with Myasthenia Gravis

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 20, 2018

Hi everyone. Karmina's wake will be held at St. Michael The Archangel Chapel, Segunda Village, Platero, Biñan Laguna. It's just behind Binan Doctors Hospital. Viewing starts later at 1PM.

As for her entombment, a mass will be held at the chapel on Tuesday, October 23 at 1PM. Actual entombment of ashes will be at the columbarium of Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Marcelo Green Village, Parañaque.

Thank you to everyone who joined Karmina in her battle, be it in donations, prayers and other forms of support.

As for her funding page that was able to accumulate P51,000 as of posting time, I will officially deactivate the page at 12NN of the day of her entombment.

Thank you.

----------

*The message below was first posted on Facebook hours after she passed away.


I can already imagine you right now barraging me with pillow attacks while shouting, "Bakit mo 'yan inupload! Dapat lagi akong maganda sa picture!“

Sorry if I did. But I just wanted to share to the world this photo of us taken last Sunday night. Your last photo fighting physical and emotional sickness and believing you can win over it. Your last photo showing strength and positivity amidst trials. Your last happy photo.

As morbid as it may sound, I will say that yes, we did not win over the physical battle. The infection from the wounds on your thigh and butt, together with the countless medical conditions that you have, including the rare autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis that started it all, they all worked together to knock you down. And at 1:45AM, your body gave in. We were not able to get you out of the hospital alive. We lost the battle against your diseases. And if I am not mistaken, it was your MG that dealt the finishing blow that ended the fight.

But come to think of it, you fought a good fight. From last quarter of 2013 til today, you managed to live life well while at the same time battling with your MG and other conditions. You lived and colored your life while struggling with an unimaginable amount of pain. And it took not just MG, but more than ten medical conditions to bring you down.

But you know what, your conditions have only won the physical battle. Yes, it robbed us of your physical body. It robbed us of the tangible persona that we can talk to, interact with and share life with.

But you still live. As cliché as it may sound, you still live in our hearts and in our thoughts. And you outsmarted your diseases because you now live a pain-free life.

Enjoy your new life up there. Please be our guardian angel and guide us. The next days and weeks will be tough because you won't be physically here anymore. It'll be hard to celebrate your birthday and our annual Christmas party this year now that you're gone. But I know you'll help us get through this. And I know everything will be alright.

Mahal kita. Mahal na mahal. Salamat sa lahat, Karmina.

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 18, 2018

Hi backers, supporters and friends.

This afternoon, Karmina was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital. She's so weak and barely responsive. She is also breathing through a mechanical ventilator.

Yes, we are still in need of funds to sustain her, especially now that she's in ICU and bills are expected to shoot up.

But more than the finances, we are asking for prayers of healing and miracle. That she may recover from her physical and emotional sickness. That she may be restored to her happy, life-loving and energetic self. And that all of the pain that she's experiencing would just go away in an instant.

Thank you and God bless.

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 13, 2018

Hi guys!

First, a million thanks to all those who continue to give, pray and send their well-wishes for Karmina.

She's still feeling weak, but way better than the previous days.

Right now, we need to raise Php100,000 so we can transfer her to the Philippine General Hospital in Manila. Their Burn Unit is suitable for Karmina's sensitive condition, especially with the cleaning of her wounds and constant changing of bandages.

So we are again appealing to everyone: please help us share her story so we can reach more possible donors. And please continue to pray for her quick recovery, in time for her birthday and our annual Christmas reunion!

Thank you so much! 😍

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 10, 2018

Hi guys!

We are again asking for your kind indulgence. We need to raise P80,000 to settle her bill at the University of Perpetual Help Medical Center in Biñan, Laguna. It is only after this that she'll be able to transfer to the Philippine General Hospital in Manila where there are more adequate facilities for her condition.

Just to recap, she incurred wounds on her thigh and buttocks that worsened due to her weak state of health and dormant immune system from her MG.

So we are again asking for possible donors and for everyone to share her page, share her story so we can reach more donors for Karmina.

We are almost there, we just need to hold on just a little bit longer. Let us all help Karmina get back on track.

Thank you!

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 07, 2018

Great news, guys!

We are able to raise Php50,000 before the hospital's 8AM deadline. In time for another procedure at the operating room. Thank you so much to everyone who made the almost impossible happen!

Let us all continue to pray that we gather enough donations until she is out of the hospital and can go back to work to sustain herself!

Again, thank you so much for your generosity and kindheartedness!

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 07, 2018

Hi guys!

We are once again appealing for those who can help us extend Karmina's life. We need to raise at least Php50,000 to reactivate her account which is now again on hold. And we need it on or before 8AM of October 8, as she is scheduled to have her IV line replaced with a central line since her veins are too weak and brittle already.

She needs the central line because she would need to have long term antibiotic therapy. Also as you are reading this, she would need to be under IV sedation as changing her diapers and moving her extremities have become extemely painful. She was also diagnosed with depression by her neurologist.

Please help us in any way you can: by donating or by sharing her story to reach more donors.

Again, our sincerest gratitude and may God bless you back a thousand folds.

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 07, 2018

Hello, friends!

Karmina's operation yesterday was a success and she is now recovering in her regular room at the hospital.

However, we have just learned that she needs blood transfusion (two bags to be exact).

So please keep on sharing so we'll be able to reach more donors.

We wil post more updates soon!


Thank you!

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 05, 2018

Prayer warriors, let's do this!! And please keep on sharing this page so we can gather more funds for her full recovery!

Million thanks!! 😍

Add a Comment

Update posted by Tony Castelltort On Oct 04, 2018

Hi Guys!

She's scheduled for another operation tomorrow. Hopefully, the last. So keep on spreading the news, keep on sharing her story so we can gather enough funds for her medical expenses!

Thank you! :D

Add a Comment

photo

Anonymous

Backed On Oct 19, 2018 Amount Hidden

photo

George

Backed with ₱3000.00 On Oct 18, 2018

photo

Thinking of you Karmina. lots of love

Mark

Backed with ₱5000.00 On Oct 18, 2018

photo

Anonymous

Backed with ₱3000.00 On Oct 18, 2018

photo

Anonymous

Backed On Oct 15, 2018 Amount Hidden

photo

Anonymous

Backed On Oct 13, 2018 Amount Hidden

photo

Guest

Backed with ₱10000.00 On Oct 11, 2018

photo

Anonymous

Backed with ₱1000.00 On Oct 11, 2018

photo

Anonymous

Backed with ₱5000.00 On Oct 11, 2018

photo

Wendy Villar

Backed On Oct 11, 2018 Amount Hidden

SHOW MORE COMMENTS
Add a Comment

photo

Tony Castelltort

Campaign Owner

send a message

photo

Emilyn Pabale

Following Since Oct 13, 2018

photo

Kristine Tabanao

Following Since Oct 13, 2018

photo

Jojo Santos

Following Since Oct 12, 2018

photo

Joy Reyes

Following Since Oct 12, 2018

photo

Maryel Mendoza

Following Since Oct 11, 2018

photo

Maria Joanne Marce Martin

Following Since Oct 11, 2018

photo

Wendy Villar

Following Since Oct 11, 2018

photo

Mary Anne Señir

Following Since Oct 04, 2018

photo

Lynette Pua

Following Since Oct 04, 2018

photo

Diana Jean Quinones

Following Since Oct 04, 2018

SHOW MORE FOLLOWERS

Not Ready to Donate?

Did you know a 10 second Facebook share raises an average of ₱25?

Share on