My mom has been the one supporting us financially since my father was unable to walk due to a work accident when he was working as a Security Guard. I was a Grade 1 student when that happened and my mother was pregnant (on her due date) to my youngest sibling. I have to other siblings and I am 25 years old, the eldest... the one next to me is 23 years old and the youngest is 19 years old. My mom has been working non-stop as a Housemaid since I was 6 years old. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Information technology because of her struggles and hardships. I never saw her take a vacation and never saw her have her hair and nails done. Never saw her indulge in buying new clothes and other things for herself. She never even want anything aside from a food on a table and small amount of money for her and my father's life insurance. When I got hired as a Graphic Designer 5 years ago, that's the only time I was able to buy her something I know she wants and it shouldn't be expensive. She'll get mad at me if I ever buy her expensive things and tell me she didn't need it. I bought her an $11.00 bag and she's happy with it. She used it every day until it broke and that's how she loves it. She only wants simple things and never wishes for too much. She just wants us to stay healthy. She's the most selfless person I know... and I know most mothers are. One time, her employer gave her a new phone but she gave it to me saying she didn't need it. She needs a new shirt but bought us a new dress saying she didn't need it. Accepts a multiple laundry job, more houses to clean, more laundry to iron and fold, go up the roof of a 2 story house to clean the ceiling, carry a sack of pig's feed twice her weight just so she can save some money for my Graduation Dress. She even broke her back cleaning a pig's poultry and never heard her complain about it. I accompanied her once in her work, helped her clean someone's house, and saw her stepping up on a ladder to wipe the ceiling and it broke me. I realized...how many houses did she clean and how many clothes did she have to wash just so she can support the family financially. Since then, I always ask her if I can help her. But she would refuse most of the time because she knew how weak my body is. I have Mitral Valve prolapse and it's not severe but she's a paranoid one but I still love her for that. She would wish most of the time that she wants to have my sickness every time I have an attack. She wants to suffer instead of me. We don't own any property especially a house and that's her long time dream. My salary is not enough and I can't save enough money because of my Medication maintenance and I was also helping her provide for the family financially. I have never been able to save enough money and now she needs an urgent operation to remove her Goiter. The Xrays show that it needs to be removed immediately but her weight has declined so much that we have to postpone the surgery to make her body regain its health. I begged her to stop working but she just wouldn't listen. I begged her crying that at least she needed weeks of rest and she finally listened. She couldn't stand my tears and was afraid I'd have a hard time breathing. After weeks of rest, she's slowly having her colors back. Still thin and shows some bone and still not how her body used to be but I know she can finally undergo surgery. The problem is we don't have the money for the operation but I know I can support the family financially once she stops working. I needed your kind and helping hands to fund my mother's surgery. I hope it's not too much. Her thyroid problem has making her suffer so much. She's having a hard time breathing and her back's always in pain. She already undergone a biopsy test to make sure her goiter is not cancerous and still waiting for the result but please also pray for my mother's health that it's not cancerous. For now, I want to focus on her thyroid surgery. My Mom's a fighter and I now that her health is declining so fast, I'm not used to it and I'm scared. I don't want to lose her. I still need to give her the dream house she wants. She's been fighting for so many years. She had overcome all the struggles and obstacles life has thrown at her every day and she never gave up. I just want her to keep doing that rather than seeing her helpless in bed, sick, and having a hard time getting up. I want her healthy self back. I want my Super Mom back.