My son Richard is 29, married with a young daughter. We are not really indigent or among the poorest of the poor but a kidney transplant isn't something we can afford. We tried going with the government provided funding but unfortunately the government is only funding the poorest of the poor. A middle-class family as ours can only avail of as much as 20% discount unless you cheat and lie your way into the system.
I thought the transplant would be the only cost, but apparently you'll need to spend at least PhP30,000 (US$ 600) per month after the transplant itself. I'm trying to raise Php 3,000,000 (US$60,000) because the transplant itself is PhP2,000,000 (US$40,000) and I'm allocating another PhP1,000,000 (US$20,000)as reserve for the initial maintenance and unforeseen medical emergencies that may happen after the transplant.