WHY AM I KNOCKING ON YOUR GENEROUS HEARTS?
Just recently, doctors found a growing tumor in my Papa Oscar's brain. The mass started as pea-sized lump on top of my father's brow but has rapidly grown in less than a month, almost covering his left eye. Scans revealed that the tumor could be piercing through his skull and could eventually push out his left eye. My 72-year-old father, despite his age, has been perfectly healthy his entire life. When he started a family, he also became conscious about his health. He rarely eats meat but feasts on vegetables and fruits. As a farmer, Papa gets a good dose of exercise daily. He never misses to visit the farm especially when he was still very strong. He can even walk faster than I do because he is used to really hard labor. But maybe because of his age and other factors we may not fully understand, we find Papa in this condition.
He has become very weak for the past month. Doctors attribute this to the tumor which they said is already big. The final reading of his latest CT scan has not yet been released but our family is well aware that this will be a hard and pricey process.
Papa still has to undergo a series of tests for doctors to see the overall condition of his body before they can advise us on what to do next. Because of his age, he is not anymore qualified for most health card offerings in the country nor does he have a medical insurance.
He remains at the hospital as of this writing as doctors advised that he be properly monitored and tested so they will know what the next step is. As his medical bills add up, our family may only be able to afford a few weeks but could not afford the long-term treatment for him.
It took me a few days to finally decide to start this campaign since I have been always hesitant to ask for other people's help especially when it involves money. However, I am certain that whatever little help you can give us here will mean another wonderful day with my Papa.
WHAT WE ASK FROM YOU MORE THAN THE FINANCIAL HELP?
My father has been a servant of the Church since I can remember. His spirituality and faith has never wavered even during the most trying times. He is always strong and holds on to his strong faith in the Lord whenever there are problems. More than the monetary assistance, we ask all of you reading this to pray for Papa's healing. Including him in your daily intentions and prayers will mean a lot to me and the entire family.
We want nothing but the best medical attention be given to Papa and for him to respond well to whatever treatment that he needs to undergo. We want to see him go to Church again, to visit the farm, to plant bonsai trees, to play with our pets, to eat his favorite Chao Fan and to take care of Mama. We are hopeful. Miracles happen. We can move mountains.
From our entire family, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read this campaign. I will be forever grateful to all of you for offering a minute or two to support us as we continue this fight for Papa. Maraming salamat po ulit!
MARICAR B. BRIZUELA
LandBank of the Philippines - Maricar Brizuela - No. 3587-0332-66
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