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This is my dear father, Ricardo M. Lineses Jr, known as ‘Kuya Boy’ to anyone in our barangay. He’s 50 years old, kind, caring, thoughtful, and most of all, responsible. He’s known for his sweetness to all the kids in our community and helpful to our neighbors. If someone needs help, he’s always there, 100%.
My father is a casual employee in our local government. He serves them as a driver in one of the many departments there. Despite of low wages, he manages to give us what we need for everyday living and support our education.
As the life cycle continues, my father turns weaker. He inherits one of the illnesses of my grandmother which is diabetes and the smiles on his face fades as the years pass. But then, another test was given to our family. January 2021 my father was hospitalized, he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and tuberculosis, complications of his first disease, diabetes. Months have passed and he, again, was hospitalized, May 2021, he tests positive in Covid19, quarantined, and cured after the isolation in the previous hospital.
My father has gone through a lot, I know he’s fighting all his illness and I don’t want him to go this soon. Even he’s struggling every day he chose to live and took on the battle he wasn’t sure he can conquer.
As I question life, we rushed him again to our public hospital on June 21, 2021, and the result of his Covid19 test was again positive. He stayed there for 28 days, and my father’s body turns bloated. His feet got big filled with water, even his neck up to his face got bigger. I spoke with his doctor and tells us that it's difficult to monitor patients in the said hospital due to the voluminous number of people staying there. My father had been neglected. Pandemic makes the situation worst. And he needs treatment immediately. I learned that his kidney is getting weaker and dialysis treatment is now required for him to survived. The doctor suggests transferring my father to a private hospital for close monitoring.
Our Family belongs to the poverty line of the community. We can’t afford long-term treatment in a private hospital. I, myself, got a good job and earns around P23,000 ($400-450) per month. I support our family, I am currently paying all the bills, electricity, water, and other necessity for daily living. I know my current position cannot support all the medical needs of my father, I know I can’t, but I decided to transfer my father as suggested by his doctor. I spoke to my father that night and tells him that I will not give up easily on him and do anything to make him feel better. July 13, 2021, I got him transferred.
The first night in the private hospital my father was sent in the ICU. He got troubled breathing and they need to monitor him closely. Before transferring my father to the said room, the nurses explain the price of the ICU (P15,000/day around $300) and it’s on a cash basis making me sign on a document that I agreed upon their terms.
Even all the medicines are on a cash basis in the private hospital nowadays, dialysis also is on a cash basis. All my life savings were used in the last 10 days that he stayed there. Around P200,000 ($4000) were used for all his cash basis medicines, laboratory tests, dialysis treatments and I got nothing left.
He can finally come home as dialysis treatment will be continued.
His Final Medical Bill is around P215,000 ($4300). The doctor required him to go 3x dialysis treatment per week, which cost around P5,000 ($100) per session. If I’ll do the math that’s around P60,000 ($1200) per month and my salary will not suffice his required treatment. I don’t want my father to go, and I don’t know where to get help for us to continue. My father has always been the one with the big heart. He makes us happy and secured all the time. I know that he can still spread so much love and happiness into this world. He wants to fight, he wants to continue but our family is challenged by the reality that we can’t continue to afford to.
I am humbly asking your good hearts and seeking your help in funding his succeeding treatment. All your support will mean a lot to my father as he continues fighting for his life. Whether big or small, it will go a long way.
Richard Collim Kerr Lineses
Richard Collim Kerr Lineses
Thank you so much and God bless all of you,
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