This is my cousin Charmaine Marienne Lucenio. She’s the 4th child among 5 siblings. Her mother is a plain house wife and her father is a 61 year old tricycle driver. Currently, she’s suffering pain from her scoliosis and it started when she was in 5th grade. She has worn a body brace for a year, however, she’d stopped it since her parents can no longer afford the next brace that she supposed to wear. Since then, she has had occasional back and chest pains. Moreover, last January of this year, she started feeling severe back and chest pains that makes her difficult to breathe. The family decided to let her stop from studying because it’s already difficult for her to walk even for a short distance.
We had her checked up at the Orthopedic hospital, however the doctor candidly told us that her scoliosis could no longer be remedied by any body braces since her curvature is already at 74 degrees. This means that her lungs and heart are at peril of being nipped off. We were further told that we could simply manage two things; to proceed for operations or not to do anything and wait for her circumstance to become worse from which we don’t like to happen.
Our family’s current income status can never secure the quantity of money demanded for her procedure. The spine implant amounts to Php280, 000.00 and there are more procedures that need to be made out to her and we probably need the amount of Php350, 000.00 more or less. Besides, medicines, doctor and hospital bills are not yet included.
We haven’t gathered the amount so far, so we can’t proceed for her operation. The amount is barely too high from what our household can afford, we don’t have any other means to source out for the said amount.
We would be forever grateful to everyone who could extend financial help for my cousin’s operation.
Thank you so much.