A Call For Help For A Friends Mom

Friday, March 16, 2012

A fellow blogger and current VP-External of CDOBloggers Inc, Roxanne Gutierrez, is appealing to those who have generous hearts to help her out. Please take some time to read and spread her words.

Dear friends,

On March 5, 2012, my mom felt she has to undergo a check-up because her left eye could no longer see. On March 7, she went to the EENT but the doctor did not see anything wrong with her eye. She also had laboratory tests to check if there's something wrong with her system which caused the blurred (almost blind) vision. All test results were normal. She was then referred to an eye specialist at CUMC. On March 8, 2012, she went to the Eye Center at CUMC and undergone 4 tests. A swollen nerve was found in the frontal lobe of her head near the eye. Because of this, she was admitted because the treatment has to be injected on a dextrose every six hours. She stayed in the hospital for four days. On the third day, she was already able to see clearer this time. Probably because the medicine was taking effect. However, she still had the MRI to check the cause of the swollen nerve. On sunday, March 9, the results came. Bad news!! There was a mass (cyst) found on the frontal lobe her head which was attached to her bone. The doctor advised her to see a neurologist. Intial finding includes Bone metastasis, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma which are all cancerous. Because of financial constraint, we could not afford to stay longer at the hospital so we took her out on Monday (March 10). We paid P50,000+ at the hospital. That's the last money we had and it even came from a loan.

My mom went to see a neurologist last March 13. After a CT scan and a check-up, the doctor said my mom has to undergo an operation to get the cyst (brain tumor) and check if its benign or malignant. Because the mass is attached to the bone, a more critical procedure has to be done and she has to have a plastic surgery after the operation to shape the head to its normal form. Also, there will be complications expected to happen so she also has to undergo medication, treatments, and has to stay in the hospital throughout the recovery process. The result will take a long time. If it's benign, then ok. If it's malignant, then chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both will be done.

For this operation alone, we need more or less P200,000.00 (70,000 - prof fee, 20,000- operation fee, and others for medication and treatment) on or before March 21 (the schedule of mom's operation).

Now, my problem is that I'm the only working person at home (aside from my mom). And my salary and benefits as a teacher could not suffice for the amount needed. We already raised an amount through many loans but it is still not even enough for the doctor's downpayment.

Now, I'm appealing to those who have generous hearts to help us out. I don't know where to get the remaining amount we need. If you know some persons who would be willing to lend or donate us some amount, we would appreciate it if you refer us to them. Also, if you know of other means to be able to raise the amount we need, let us know also. We would pay in any way we can.

This is already a desperate move for me. But I hope that you understand. My mom is having self-pity now and she's saying she's giving up and that she doesn't want to cause us trouble anymore. But as her daughter who have been her right hand for everything, I'll do my best to seek assistance for her.

Thank you for reading this and may God bless you a hundred fold.
For those who want to extend their helping hand you may contact Roxanne through her Facebook and Twitter

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