Mang Mags’ Medical Expenses

Update posted by James Moffat On May 20, 2017

maam lang texted me this morning about some amount raised offline, this makes us at 95%, still a whole lot better than my grades back in highschool hehe.

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 20, 2017

Hello community, our crowdfunding has come to an end, this community effort will not be possible without all of you, I'll go ahead and transfer whatever is collected minus the processing fees to my personal checking account so it could get cleared from disbursement as soon as possible. I'll post screenshots of the transaction as it goes by. Again this will not be possible without any of your help and I would like to thank and congratulate everyone for the effort, maám lang and sir serge will definitely benefit from this.

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 12, 2017

Hello , I'll be out over the weekend because of mother's day so there won't be any updates over the weekend, everyone's contribution here is very much appreciated. Me and a few batchmates will visit Sir Serge later for lunch and I'll try to get an update about his condition but I'll also ask first if it is ok for me to post here at the fundraiser and I will definitely extend all of your regards and messages his family. Really appreciate everything.

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 11, 2017

Updated some FAQs, you can press ctrl+f and paste this: *UPDATE!!!* (5/12/17) to direct you all to the new updates, thanks!

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 11, 2017

Less than 24 hrs in the crowdfunding campaign, the community is almost 50% in the target amount, proves to show that cancer will never put a good mags down!

#feelsgoodmags

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will do sir, thanks

James Moffat

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 11, 2017

Now I feel really bad about all of those book reports and film analysis I had to rip off from the internet and got away with because, lazy.


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Update posted by James Moffat On May 11, 2017

Just talked to Maám Lang over facebook and she's so grateful with this community effort, we may not have any freebies like shirts or mags heck, we don't even have a gratitude email but Maám Lang would like to inform everyone from the bottom of her heart that she and her family really appreciate everything.

Apparently transitioning the fundraiser from me to Maám lang is harder than I initially expected, aside from them having to go to the hospital for radiation therapy almost in a daiily basis, they also don't have their own paypal account so tentatively, we will collect as much as possible close to the target amount on or before May 20, 2017, transfer the donations to my personal checking account, have it cleared so I can handover the check for them to deposit, latest that they will receive it is MAY 25, 2017, it's the most efficient use of everyone's time that I can come up with.

If anyone wants to manage this fundraiser alongside me that will tremendously help, even if my office is just here at home, I still work 9 hours every night and I also have a family to attend to so as much as I want to, I'll have a really hard time keeping a close eye on this, for anyone who is interested you can email me at [email protected]

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 11, 2017

Currently speaking with Maám Lang on how I can get these accesses over to them, will keep you all updated on how tings are going, thank you all for the support! #magsnotdrugs

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Update posted by James Moffat On May 10, 2017

The reason why I decided to start this fundraiser is, I happened to come across Sir Serge on Wednesday May 10, 2017 outside a BPI branch Dau. Having seen the recent "pray for Serge" posts across Facebook from classmates and batchmates (2006) I know and knowing Sir Serge to be generally an easy going guy I decided to ask him jokingly, what's up with that? I never expected his answer to be that grim.

We really didn't talk that much aside from what his current condition is (which is still unclear to be honest) and he said a few tests were done to him and he is undergoing radiation therapy. We also talked on how things are going on for me and what kind of work am I currently doing. Our conversation didn't last more than 5 minutes because 1.) it was outside the bank at 2pm and 2.) he told me he had to go because he has an appointment with some doctor, we said our goodbyes and I told him it was nice to meet him again given the predicament.

I was left in a state of existential paranoia (if there is even such a thing) after our conversation knowing that life really can sometimes take a big hot wet dump on you even if you've done nothing to deserve it and it made me realize that teachers, whether you love them or hate them, do the most noble of all professions. Looking back in highschool I consider myself far from St Dominic Savio (and I know a lot of you are) but teachers let up to your silly whining and hissy fit and spoiled-rich-kid syndrome not just because they have to but because they are trained professionals who, no matter what the pay stub says by the end of the month, would still go to school the next day and deal with our unruly behavior, and general rotten attitude as kids studying in an all boys school. And if that isn't noble enough for you, I don't know what you would consider otherwise.

Sir Serge is a computer teacher and with the current job market regarding IT professionals here and abroad he can easily ditch his teaching chops and get a job that will pay him 10 or 20 times more than what he currently makes, but he never did that. He has the necessary skill to make it in the IT industry and the professionalism of being a teacher but instead, he decided to still continue teaching boys and share his knowledge however trivial it is or his sensibilities even if you have no idea what life really is after you're done being a kid or a student, and cancer, isn't a fitting reward nor a good retirement plan for someone who gave so much to his profession and gained too little in terms of monetary reward relative to his skills and marketability.

I started this fundraiser to give back to Sir Serge and to show him that even within that 5 awfully awkward minutes of talking to a teacher I haven't met in God knows how long, just to know that there is a possibility that our sons won't get to know Mang Mags of DBA anymore,That I understand him and I know that what he is going through, that this is not something that someone or some family can easily overcome and that all of his sacrifices, anger management, sleepless nights calculating grades of 500 some students (which I think he does, in a way :P) and making lesson plans won't be rewarded by some nasty affliction that breaks even the toughest man's soul from the inside out.

Let's show Sir Serge that he's not battling this alone, that there is an army of young unruly boys a decade ago who turned out to be responsible men, hardworking pros, loving husbands, good sons that their parents can be proud of and generally good and honest law abiding citizens and a part of it happened because we had a certain Mang Mags as our computer teacher back in the day. If he had been your class adviser, if you liked the way he was teaching your class, if you played ragnarok online together, if he saved your ass from getting your grades and dreams thrown out of the window, if you offended him because you're nothing but a spoiled me-me-me punk back in the day, if you wanna say sorry, if you wanna say thanks or even if you just wanna say he did a good job. Now is the perfect time to do it.

Kool Ka Lang, sir, we got you this time.

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Prayers for your quick recovery sir!

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Get well soon Sir Serge! We will pray for your fast recovery!

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