Hi ! My name is Louie Amador. I started this campaign for my girlfriend's dad, Leoncio Carpio, who is currently 'confined' at St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City.
He is a 63 year old husband / dad / grand dad / Philippine Marines veteran.
This is a bit lengthy so please take a sit. Here's what happened.
Tito Leoncio went out for a jog one Sunday morning (Feb 25) and had a minor heart attack. He managed to get home safely but the pain didn't subside. Since he is a dependent to Marjolee's (daughter / my girlfriend) health benefits, they opted to take him for a check-up at St. Luke's in Quezon City.
Okay, so why St. Luke's? Everybody knows how expensive it is here.
Here are two reasons why:
1. Mainly because of bad experiences at Gov't Hospitals, namely Philippine Heart Center and Veterans Memorial Medical Center. Prior to Tito Leoncio's heart attack, her mother-in-law had a heart attack (January 14, also Tito Leoncio's birthday) and was rushed to PHC and WAS NOT GIVEN IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. It wasn't until after almost a week that she was given a room. She was confined for a week and then discharged. After a couple of days, she had another heart attack, and was then rushed to VMMC which she is still confined in UP TO THIS DAY. I am not a medical expert but I can tell that she is not progressing well over there.
2. Like what I stated above, it was only supposed to be for a check-up. During the check-up, the doctor firmly suggested that Tito Leoncio undergo angioplasty on the same day explaining that his condition is life-threatening and needs to be treated immediately. So if you are at a hospital and the doctor utters the dreaded words 'LIFE THREATENING,' there is no argument there, Tita Juliet (his wife) agreed and had the operation done that afternoon of February 25.
After the operation, which was in a way successful, other complications started appearing. According to Dr. Jimenez (attending physician), Tito Leoncio had a stroke during operation which caused him temporary blindness, and then had a second stroke, drop in Potassium, Sodium, Protein, not to mention he also had Pneumonia (he did not have Pneumonia before being admitted at St. Luke's) which ultimately prolonged his stay at St. Luke's Coronary Care Unit (CCU).
On the third day of confinement, we were issued a 'RED TAG'. Because of failure to pay the hospital bill in partial, we had to buy all of Tito Leoncio's medication, medical supplies, laboratories etc. on our own which amounted to more than P200,000. There were days that we had to produce P30,000+ for a day's mediction. ONE DAY WORTH OF MEDICATION. All of the fund that we have saved has been spent on the medicines and laboratories alone.
From undergoing operation on Feb 25 until March 21, that's how long he was at the CCU.
After getting clearance from his doctors, Tito Leoncio has now been transferred to a small private room (cheapest room offered) and has been cleared for discharge.
We are seeking for your generosity by helping us with the hospital bill which has now reached P1,410,000 (as of March 21) and still counting. My Tito wants to go home. But St. Luke's would not allow us to leave with the bill unsettled.
If you can find it in your hearts to help Tito Leoncio get home, you can deposit your donations here:
BPI SAVINGS BANK:
Account name: Jun Louie Amador
Account number: 2569279898
Account name: Marjolee Carpio
Account number: 0000008817330
or get intouch with us if you have any legal/financial assistance or any kind of help.
Louie Amador: +639279058783
Marjolee Carpio: +639451544829
Again, on behalf of Tito Leoncio and his family we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.