For friends who read this for the first time, my name is Deo and I have an end stage kidney disease.
It has been 2 weeks since my last checkup. I started to get strict with my diet again (to avoid being bashed online). Seriously, to avoid dialysis for I am really afraid of it.
Me and my doctor’s plan is to set my operation next year, but will make the matching process as soon as possible. We are currently in phase 1. We set it next year to give way for my wife’s pregnancy. We have started the matching process now because we are afraid that the terms of Philhealth might change anytime soon.
So… What’s the latest?
The first phase of the matching is for my doctor to know whether it is safe for the donor to donate. He (the donor) was advised to do an abdominal ultrasound and blood testing. He already have the results. We will bring it on my check up on the 30th, so my doctor could see it.
How’s my health?
As for me, I still feel good. Almost all people that I meet say that I don’t look sick. Praise God for that. I am still working. My job at the Global Mission Center of Couples for Christ is manageable. The only thing that’s reminding me of my disease is the fact that I easily get tired, my foamy urine, the occasional pain in my kidney area and the everyday reminders of Nanay to watch my diet. Lol
How’s my fundraising?
I need 2 million pesos for the transplant procedure. As of now, we raised 3% of its. My friends from different places organized concerts, bowlings, and a film showing to help. Friends and generous people started to donate. As of now, we are selling shirts to raise funds. Check it out here.
Help that we look forward, too.
Please pray for me and my family. We are praying that me and my donor pass the PhilHealth z package. It is a very big help since it can take off 600,000 PHP from the operating cost. Please pray for us.
We also look forward to the financial assistance program of DSWD in my hometown. I will just need to complete all the requirements needed.
Lastly, as Mike said, rely first on solicitations, so we are doubling our efforts to do it.
You can help.
The funds we raised is still a fraction of the real cost. May we ask for your kind donations to help us reach our goal. If you have PayPal, just click the donate button on the sidebar or you can click here to know the options on how to help us. (You can donate as low as 50 pesos)
Please include us in your prayers. Thank you so much.