I am starting this fundraiser to cover the medical expenses of my father, Melchor Atienza, who has COPD. The onset of his ailment was in 2013 after my mother had a life-threatening hit-and-run accident. That year was most probably the worst year of our lives, as our beloved mother almost lost her life because of the accident, and our beloved father started to show signs of having COPD, perhaps because of the stress and anxiety associated with what happened to our mother. My parents have been married for almost 46 years now. My father is already 75 years old, while my mother is already 68 years old.
My father is already in stage 3 COPD. Medication and hospital-treatment expenses for COPD are sky high. If you want to know more about COPD, please visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd and http://www.healthline.com/health/copd/end-stage-copd.
Aside from COPD, my father also has severe kidney problems. Based on recent medical consultations, he needs to undergo shock wave lithotripsy for the treatment of his kidney stones. Please see https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/kidneystones_ShockWave for information on shock wave lithotripsy.
Your help -- any amount -- would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your prayers and donations. God bless you all!