Funds for the medical expenses incurred by our cousin Hearty (Humbert. Jr.) Fuentes. After 1% chance of survival, GOD intervened. 'Nong Heart is now conscious & responding to treatments. Miracles do happen! GOD IS GOOD.
This is my cousin, Heartwell Fuentes.
I have known him my whole life as our easy-going, chill and ubber cool Manong Heart. Nong Heart is one of the three Fuentes boys of Mama Nene (Consuelo, Inday Consuling) and Papa Humbert. He married a wonderful lady, Manang Gladys (Rabino) and I remember being one of the junior bridesmaids among a bevvy of cousins (that seems like a blissful lifetime ago). Nong Heart and Nang Gladz have since made a great life raising their two sons Kling and Vale and recently became empty nesters, with both boys spreading their wings as young professionals abroad.
As life would have it, we've all be preoccupied with the realities of raising kids and caring for our loved ones so occasional hellos online and check-ups on have been our means of staying in touch. In my mind, folks back home in the Philippines were doing well and in a few years time, we will find time to catch up and exchange stories about our adventures.
Then the unexpected happened. Receiving an urgent message that a loved-one was rushed to the hospital and was on life-support is one of the hardest news to hear.
Three weeks ago Manong Heart was rushed by ambulance to Bacolod Adventist Medical Center's (BAMC) ER. He was delirious due to his critical condition. He was admitted to ICU, given several rounds of dialysis (blood cleaning). He was diagnosed with stage IV non-alcoholic cryptogenic liver cirrhosis. Despite the transfusions, his hemorrhaging and the spread of infection were hard to contain. His body was shutting down. A staunch upholder of the Adventist Health and Temperance message we questioned how a non-drinker could now be suffering from cirrhosis. He needed to be intubated and placed on life-support while the medical team fought to regain footing against the infections.
His five doctors told us that his chance of survival was less than 1% We were crushed upon knowing this but we surrendered everything to the Lord.
Seeing Manong Heart in such a state, surrounded by tubes and not responding to loved ones was heart-wrenching. After days of prayers and speaking with his medical team Manang Gladys and the boys decided to sign the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) form. That was the hardest form and decision Klint Isle, Nong Heart & Nang Gladz eldest son has ever had to face.
Major meds were not given anymore & dialysis was stopped. Those of us living abroad were praying and waiting for updates by the hour.
Then GOD intervened.
The next day, Heart woke up, breathed calmly, stopped bleeding and recognized friends and loved-ones who visited him.
God indeed performs miracles these modern days!
At this juncture we would like to thank those who have prayed and helped us financially. However our hospital bill is increasing by leaps and bounds daily. Due to this, we are knocking at your hearts'doors for any amount you can share with us to pay our hospital obligations reaching up to P700K+ (roughly $13,321.79 USD). So far we have partially paid P250K but the doctors fees and ongoing treatments have yet to be addressed.
Our family thanks you so much for your love & concern for Manong Heart! God will repay your kindness & generosity!
Our family has set up this online crowd sourcing fundraiser for friends, family and generous donors to create an easy way to facilitate your generosity.
If you'd like to reach out to Manong Heart, Nang Gladz and the boys, you may also contact them directly:
Kliff Jo Vale R. Fuentes,
Blk 3, Lot 19, Carmela Valley Homes, Zone 12A, Talisay City,
Negros Occidental, Philippines ...
cp # 0961 328 6239
Once again, on behalf of our family, WE THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS!
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