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£1,485raised of £3,000 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,485 to Support Cesar's battle against motor neurone disease.

    Philippines
    Funded on Tuesday, 1st May 2018

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    Story

    Posting this story in behalf of my mum and dad who are in the Philippines:

    In April 2016, my loving husband who became blind in 2002 due to diabetes has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a common type of motor neuron disease (MND). We were all shocked in disbelief as the disease is incurable and fatal. ALS affect the voluntary muscles and a person will no longer control their arms, face and legs and in later time , respiratory failure. His ALS has progressed and caused paralysis on his both arms In March 2017, he has difficulty swallowing food and a PEG was inserted on his stomach in order for him to eat. He gets his nutrition via tube feeding. In December 2017 the paralysis is has moved downward to his feet. He can only make 2-3 steps to reach the toilet. We placed his bed near the toilet for easier reach. His breathing has been slowly being affected and he drools a lot. With this situation, we try to make him as comfortable as possible and take care of him patiently. Last February 17, 2018 he complained of headache and lost consciousness. We rushed him to the nearest hospital and underwent CTScan. The result shows that he has an acute subdural haemorrhage with subarachnoid involvement. It is a brain haemorrhage caused by trauma. We were puzzled where he got the trauma as he has not slipped nor fall nor bumped his head to get this kind of trauma. He is confined at the ICU and he underwent craniotomy to remove the thick blood clot and to stop the bleeding. The running hospital balance is now Php 236,000 (£3200) excluding doctors’ profession fees The cost has been staggering. He needs to remain in ICU for days after the surgery. ICU rate per day is around Php 30,000 to 40,000 per day (£400-£500) The hospital expenses has exceeded our HMO limit and we have to come up with additional funds to pay for his confinement. The hospital now requires us to deposit P30,000 a day or they will stop the services and medicines.

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    • Paula Czarina Velarde8 months ago
      Paula Czarina Velarde

      Paula Czarina Velarde

      8 months ago

      Dear friends, Thank you for your generosity. Dad passed away today around 1am Philippine time. Our family is greatful for all the support you have given us in these trying times.

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    • Paula Czarina Velarde9 months ago
      Paula Czarina Velarde

      Paula Czarina Velarde

      9 months ago

      Dad is finally home. He still requires support with his breathing and lots of nursing care. We have a ventilator set up at home and a 24 hour carer at hand. We are thankful for all the generous people who have helped us and who are continuously helping us with this ordeal.

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    • Paula Czarina Velarde10 months ago
      Paula Czarina Velarde

      Paula Czarina Velarde

      10 months ago

      Dad was not able to tolerate weaning off the ventilator. We are trying to find alternative hospitals as the finances are being squeezed dried at this time. He will need to have breathing support for the time being.

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/11/2018 11:16 AM

    Supporters

    32

    • Carsten Mieves

      Carsten Mieves

      Apr 11, 2018

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Jose Sanes

      Jose Sanes

      Apr 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • Mohammed Haidar

      Mohammed Haidar

      Apr 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • Amy Hogg

      Amy Hogg

      Apr 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • Georgia Wright

      Georgia Wright

      Apr 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • ROBERT NICHOLSON

      ROBERT NICHOLSON

      Apr 9, 2018

      £5.00

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