A lot of people know me as a very independent person, someone who is always ready to lend a hand and someone people can depend on in times of need. Being able to help out even in small ways makes me feel happy but asking for help on the other hand, is a bit of a struggle for me. So used to doing things by myself, it takes a lot before I'd ask for help. If I know I can do it, I'll do it. I love being the go-to-person. It makes me feel accomplished somehow.
It has taken a lot for me to admit that I need financial assistance from you. I have lived a difficult life and surpassed different challenges, most of it, I surpassed on my own. And just when I thought things are getting better for me and my kids, I learn that I have Spinal Stenosis, Lumbar Spondylosis, Cervical Spondylosis, Dextroscoliosis of the Lumbar Spine, Calcified Ligamentum Nuchae, Straightened Cervical Lordosys and , Degenerative Bone Disease. To add to this, I also have dessicated discs, disk herniation and disk bulge. After my doctor explained to me his diagnosis and recommendation that I will have to have 4 spinal implants. One for my lumbar spine and 3 for my cervical spine, 2 surgeries in all. If I don't get the surgeries soon, I will be paralyzed either from the waist down or the neck down. Therapy will only help reduce the pain but it will not correct my spine. So I asked my doctor to put me on therapy while waiting for me to come up with the funds needed.
The truth...I know I won't be able to raise the much needed amount on my own and have resigned myself to living in a wheelchair in a few months but I just realized THAT is simply giving up and I am not one to give up! I love life! I love doing things for other people, no matter how little they may be. I am not ROT if I don't fight for a normal life but in order for me to win this battle, I will be needing your help in raising the much needed funds for my 2 spine surgeries so I can have a better quality of life.
For those who wish to send their donations directly, my bank account details are listed below:
ACCOUNT NAME: Maria Rosario Liwanag
SECURITY BANK Checking Account# 0000006923573
BDO Savings Account# 002880112318
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read through my request and I would appreciate it if you could share this fundraiser with others. Again, Thank you!