Kristina, mother of two, was my batch mate in high school.
I never really had a chance to talk to her when we were teenagers (which was roughly 15 years ago) and when she messaged me about her condition, I, just like some of my friends, were very skeptic about the intention. Maybe because it was a random message from somebody I don’t really know, asking for help.
Months have passed and she continues to message me and one day, she asked me to buy her toiletries – diapers, cotton, wet wipes etc.
We talked for roughly 3 hours, telling her story.
Gelo is 6 years old.
How many of you here has 6 year old son or daughter? Won’t you breakdown if you had been bedridden for sometime and you see your son or daughter go to school alone or sometimes, would help you take a bath? Won’t your hearts break if he is the one doing the household chores for you?
More than being an individual, I saw a mother pleading for help so she may continue to become a mother to her kids.
It was a day that changed my life and made me so thankful for all the blessings that I have and therefore made a promise that, in the best of my ability, to pay it forward, I will try to help her -make her story reach a good number of people, so we will be able to raise the money needed for her operations.
She has TB of the Bone or Potts Disease.
The bone that is affected is her 4th and 5th Lumbar spine which is responsible for our genitourinary activities (urination and defecation) and may cause numbness and leg weakness. The worst case that can happen, is paralysis of her lower part of the body. Especially if surgery has been delayed.
I believe that we are all good people who wants to help and make a difference.
For Local Donations:
Account name: Rowena O. Lumanas
You can also follow the page that we created to help her. CLICK HERE
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