Perpetua Agnes Calapit-Cortes (Perps to some, Ms Agnes to many, and Mama to two) needs radical nephrectomy (they need to remove one kidney) to to a growth that is preventing one of her kidneys from working. However, the costs of such an operation are too big for a family subsisting on a teacher's salary. She needs the operation in a month or shorter. Please help us?
UPDATE: We have received quotes from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute:
- Open Simple Nephrectomy 150-170K for the operation only (not including medical and professional fees, hospital bills, medicines, transfusions, etc)
- Open Radical Nephrectomy 190-210K for the operation only
- Lap Nephrectomy (Radical or Simple) 230-250K for the operation only
We don't know which one my mother will need yet, but it seems as if we'll need 400-500K for the operation plus all related costs. We still have around 2 weeks before her operation schedule, so hopefully we can come up with the money in that time!