My father was a good tricycle driver for almost 40 years. He is a good husband and father and friend.
Rodolfo V. Santos 65 years old living at Canumay West Valenzuela City, Philippines.He didn't know that he is diabetic until when he got a wound on his left hand. Just in one week it never heal and turned into black color.
Doctor decided to amputate it up to his elbow before it get more worse.2017 when his left foot started to have blisters and turned septic and was amputated.Few months later of the same year his right leg got infected and was also amputated . From then on he started to lose interest in everything and depression and anxiety and frustration set in. He spend his day sitting in the wheel chair at the front of the house watching what he can see go by.
Early last year we notice that he can't recognize people who come to visit him or greet him. He is complaining about blurry and cloudy vision. Doctors found out that he had Cataracts both eyes and he need the operation for this . Waiting for his sugar level to drop for operation again .Money is very hard to come by which is not helping his well being and pride.
He is a father of four and I'm the second to the eldest. My 3 siblings have 7 children between them to look after and only one has a permanent job. I have one child so I can only look after my parents so much. My husband and I help my father as much as we can when we can. My Mother can not be employed as she takes care of my father and the small 2 bedroom house , He needs her 24/7. We are knocking on your good heart to help my Father to get a set of artificial legs so he learn to walk an aided and give him self confidence and the pride my father once had. We believe that once all this happen he will be a new man with full of hope and smile again.
He will be able to see and walk again and his dream to see his grandchildren growing and having a education.