Recently, my family has been in difficult circumstances brought by threatening health problems My youngest sister, Jemalyn L. Jarabelo, 25 years old, works as a call center agent at TPG (a leading Australian ISP Telco) in Ortigas City. She was promoted at work on October 24, 2017. On the night of the same day, she had an unbearable lower back pain and with shortness of breath due to chest pain. She was also chilling with fever. I got a message from her roommate that she was rushed to the hospital. She was diagnosed with Urinary Track Infection (UTI). She was treated and felt better after several hours and got discharged. On the other hand, she still got a fever during the succeeding days so we took her to another hospital (Medical Center Imus, Cavite) on November 3, 2017. Several laboratory tests were initiated and she was diagnosed with pneumonia and pleural effusion on her left lung (tubig sa baga) along with Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Stone. She took medications with good compliance for 7 days but still with intermittent fever and productive cough. Due to persistence of symptoms, we sought second opinion at The Medical City in Ortigas on November 11, 2017. She was then diagnosed with pulmonary abscess (bukol sa lungs) and had undergone a surgery (CT guided biopsy). After 3 days, the abscess was seen to be forming again so she had to undergo her second surgery with CTT Tube insertion and CT guided biopsy. The surgeries and treatments were successful and effective. She was supposed to be discharged on November 26, 2017 but we didn't have enough money to settle the bill and we weren't permitted to have a promisory note. Our hospital bill had summed up to more than 550,000 pesos for her entire treatment. We were able to procure financial assistance from PCSO (70,000), Philhealth (10,000), HMO (70,000), Indigency discount (15,000) and Doctors’ Professional Fee Discount (52,000). However, those were not enough to settle the entire bill.
As a brother, it was crushing my heart to pieces whenever I see her cry from excruciating pain. But it was even more painful when I couldn't take her out of the hospital because I financially disabled.
With God’s grace, we were able to ask help from our relatives and two of my friends volunteered to use their credit cards to settle the remaining balance amounting to 150,000 and 85,000. She was discharged on December 3, 2017. We need to pay the said debt for 6 months and in our current state, we are incapable of settling such for the given period after exhausting all of our resources. Attached herewith are the medical abstract, bills and receipts, and other related documents for your reference.
In lieu of this, we are humbly knocking at your generous heart for your financial help in order for us to settle our debt. Any amount will be a great blessing for us. Let the Lord witness and reward you for your kindness and generosity. Rest assured, we will echo your kindness and glorify the Lord for it.
If you have no paypal account, you can directly deposit your donation to my bank account:
Name: Jordan L. Jarabelo
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Account Number: 3109337691
Email: [email protected]
God bless you!