Hello! My name is Darryl Dabbo T. Das. I am 21 years old. I recently graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, which is one of the most of prestigious schools in the country. I live in the Philippines with my mom, while my dad works at Singapore. I currently work at a startup tech company.
I would say that I have it better than most people do. I have a house I come home to everyday. I have food. I have clothing. I have a loving family. All of this, I can attribute to my parents working their hardest to provide for me, especially my mom. She has sacrificed a lot of things just to ensure that I have a bright future. I wasn't aware of our financial situation up until of late. I thought everything was going fine until we found out.
She noticed a lump on her right breast so she immediately had it checked up. I came home from a weekend vacation and found her crying. She told me about the lump. I didn't know how to react at first. I had positive thoughts that maybe it wasn't anything major. She underwent a series of tests, all of which diagnosed her with Stage 2 Breast Cancer, an aggressive one at that.
We consulted with the doctors, who then told us that it would cost us a lot of money to cure her (Approximately 3 million pesos in total) She and my dad were worrying how to get that amount in over 6 months. That's when they told me that they would need my help with financing her medical bills. I would give them everything I have but I'm currently working at my first job with an entry-level pay. 100% of my earnings wouldn't even make a dent.
This is why I decided to try out an online fundraiser. This is why I'm writing this campaign description.
I haven't been close to my dad. We barely talk to each other, with him working abroad and all. Growing up, all I had was my mom. I had very few things to worry about. She, on the other hand, had to worry about everything--about what things to buy for me, about what to cook everyday, about how to pay for my tuition bills. Not to mention that she's the most generous person I know. Whenever she has anything extra, she uses it to help out family and friends in need, leaving none for herself.
I really don't know how to ask for some help, but here I am. I'm asking anyone that's capable, to support our family's endeavour to provide for my mom. I, in turn, will promise that I will follow in her footsteps, to be someone as selfless, loving, and caring as my mother.
We all live in a world that headlines terrible events over good ones. We rarely ever see news segments headlining anything good. However, I still have hope in the world and in the goodness of people because of the example my mom set.