My name is Ian Jeffrey Alicante and I am fund raising for the medical treatments for the spine of my dear wife, Cristine Anne. Tine is a wonderful wife and mother to our beautiful daughter Andi, who is now 5. Before her back complications, Tine was a head nurse of the Neo Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Marikina Doctors Hospital and Medical Center in Pasig City, Philippines. It takes a special person to become a nurse, but that’s even more true for those who become NICU nurses. Tine is that kind of person and more.
Last November 2017, while picking up our daughter Andi, Tine felt a sharp pain in her back. Doctors told us that she herniated her lumbar spine L5S1. She had physical therapy up until January 2018, where she had her first surgery, laminotomy with discectomy. Her recovery from the procedure was very tough.
In March 2018, I rushed Tine to the ER where she was admitted in the hospital due to burning pain and her persistent back spasms. She was ordered to do more physical therapy and given yet more medications.
Despite all of Tine’s hard work to get better, the incident happened again in July 2018. This time she was having excruciating pelvic and buttocks pain.
We had asked other opinions from orthopedic doctors and was advised that Tine needs to have another spine surgery, this time an Artificial Disc Replacement or ADR on the same lumbar spine - putting artificial disc implants to replace the unhealthy disc of the spine to fully help remedy the severe pain and body compensation she is experiencing up until today.
The cost of this kind of surgery is a lot because of the implant needed and this kind of surgery is not yet done locally in the Philippines so we are asking for financial assistance. Any little bit will help!
MESSAGE FROM TINE:
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. My efforts to be better is for my sweet daughter and my loving husband. They are the reason I am still fighting. Lastly, I still want to pursue my job as a NICU nurse which I am passionate about. God will be my stronghold and my guide." - Cristine Anne "Tine" Alicante
You can also deposit directly to our account:
Account Number: 002030170328
Account Name: Ian Jeffrey Alicante or Cristine Anne Alicante
BPI Family Savings Bank
Account Number: 6866183935
Account Name: Ian Jeffrey Alicante
Thank you in advance to all of you. It would mean the world to us if you could please SHARE our GoGetFunding page so that others may help as well.
Thank you and God Bless!