A great dad, a loving father. These are just some of the adjectives that greatly describe Mr. Nelson P. Formalejo. He is a father of five children, 60 years of age and currently residing at San Pablo, Calabanga, Camarines Sur. He is a very welcoming and kindhearted person which makes him tagged as "Papayow" of his children's friend of whomed he treated as his own. There were never an instance that Papayow had failed to throw in punchline every get together at their house that ends up in giggles and laughter of the group.
A crowd cheerer as he might seem to be, someone you can look upon, someone to brighten your day., that is what he is. But behind those smiles, those unending jokes, Papayow has a secret that needs to be told.
Last November 30, 2018, Papayow was admitted at Bicol Medical Center in Naga City because of intermittent chest pain. After series of test and diagnostics procedure, Papayow was then diagnosed of Acute Coronary Syndrome, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes Mellitus II, Dyslipidemia and Chronic Kidney Disease. He was then advised by his physician/cardiologist to undergo Coronary Angiogram. But due to financial constraints, his family wasn't able to afford it that time.
On January 27,2019, Papayow complained of substernal chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty of breathing and dizziness after doing light activities. He was then rushed to the hospital and after a series of laboratory exams, they were advised that he needs to be admitted for observation.
On February 12, 2019, Papayow underwent Coronary Angiogram at Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital in Legazpi City, Albay and was diagnosed to have a Three Vessel Coronary Artery Disease. A life threatening illness that put his family to the test and the only option is to have an open heart surgery as soon as possible.
It was quite devastating to be blindsided by such news realizing that no amount of preparation in any form can ready a soul for such kind of blow. The family, emotionally burdened by the fear of the unknown has to bear another load, because of the cost of the procedure. They were given an approximated amount of P500,000.00 (Philippine peso) for the cost of the procedure. Every minute counts for his life is at stake. Thus, with great hope, the family and friends of whomed Papayow has touched come up with this fundraising campaign to support and alleviate the financial burden of the family.
In this regard, we humbly knock in every kind and generous heart. Let us help Papayow continuously share every beat of happiness his heart has. In any means, your help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much and God Bless!