Tiburcio's Emergency Medical Fund

$4,035 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 30 months
Tiburcio Donaire, husband, patriarch, and father of 4 but spiritual father to hundreds had a stroke on Easter Sunday and has been in the ICU ever since.  Tiburcio lives in Cebu, Philippines.  In the Philippines insurance only covers a small portion of medical expenses, and money must be paid upfront and out of pocket before hospitals will begin medical care. 

Tiburcio's case requires two operations several tests and atleast 3 to 4 weeks stay in the ICU.  Friends and family have pulled together to pay 400,000php ($8,678), together with some of the money Tiburcio had stored away for retirement, to help off set the cost of his medical bills, but the bills continue to acrue, and when the bill gets too high the hospital cuts off needed medication for the patient.  Today as I write this the hospital needs an additional $1,000 or medications and ICU treatment will be witheld.  His ongoing medicine and hospital bills cost over $800 per day he remains in the ICU.  The family does NOT know where they will get this money.  To put that amount in perspective a decent service industry job in the Philippines might only bring in $50 a month. College graduates would be blessed to land a job that pays $200 per month.

Tiburcio's second surgery is scheduled for Monday evening PST (Tuesday morning Philippines time).  However if the bills do not continue to be paid his medical care is in jeopardy.

Tiburcio is the spiritual and financial head of the family for the Donaire clan which includes more than 50 people who also recently lost, just last month, father/uncle/brother Titing, Tiburcio's brother-in-law.  Tiburcio is a pilar of love and support in the community he has personally paid for more than half a dozen family members to go to college.  Everyone is doing what they can to chip in, but resources are scarce in Cebu, and the situation could become desperate.  It's Tiburcio now that needs the support he would so often be the one to give.

Please do what you can to help this community.  Prayer is most important, but financial support is a very real need, and if you can please share this post so those who can help might see it. 

Daddy Borgs (Tiburcio) is a very great man with much love surrounding him.  Please join us in supporting him as he so often and without fail supports all of us.

We can not thank you enough for your prayers and support many have already chipped in from the Couples for Christ ministry, and the family is overwhelmed by the show of love.

Thank you and may God bless you,

- Tiburcio's children and grandchildren
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Daddy Borgs has begun physical therapy to regain his strength. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
Now there work begins...
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Today is Tiburcio's birthday and because of your prayers and support he is still here to celebrate with us! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and Happy birthday Daddy Borgs!!
Tiburcio celebrating his birthday
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Daddy Borgs is home!
He finally got out of the hospital 3 days ago after almost 4 months of being in the hospital, more than a month of which he spent in the ICU and a month just waiting to get out as we scramble to find almost 1 million pesos to pay his final bills and his doctors. We would like to take this opportunity to give our sincerest thanks to those friends and family who have helped us a lot especially those that donated financially and offered prayers. We can not thank you enough for helping us get through this difficult time. So after waiting for a month for Tiburcio's retirement money to come in and a lot of struggle along the way, we finally received his retirement funds and were able to settle all the finances needed so that the hospital would release him.

Thanks be to God and all Praises unto him! Daddy Borg's is in the house now still recovering surrounded by the love of his family who are taking great care of him. Please continue to join us in prayer as we ask for a full recovery for him...GOD BLESS! :)
Tiburcio with his wife Ludivina
Tiburcio with grandkids
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We are so very blessed to still have our Daddy Borgs with us this Father's Day. Thank you to all of you who have been helping us through this difficult time with your prayers and financial support. And thank you Lord for hearing and answering our prayers. God is truly good!

Tiburcio will leave the hospital in a week at which point a bill of nearly 1,000,000php will come due and a whole new journey of recovery and home care begins. We can't do this on our own we are completely dependant on God and the love and support of those around us.

Thank you for your support and for sharing this Go Fund Me page.

On the mend
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Jen Conde
25 months ago

Congratulations on adding another year, tito! may God always bless you and your family :) so many people love you and it is clear why! keep smiling!

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PJ Bush
26 months ago

Blessed be the Lord! May his Mercy and Grace abound in the home and beyond. Peace to Reign.

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Anna Freedman
30 months ago

Get well soon Mr. Donaire! Many hugs to the family.

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Jethro Higgins
30 months ago

Thank you mom for getting us started!

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$4,035 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 30 months
Created April 2, 2016
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Anonymous
14 days ago
$50
Vickie Higgins
15 days ago
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Praying Thanksgiving for all the blessings of healing so far. Praying for all the details of health and livelihood for the whole family.

$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
$125
Vickie Higgins
28 months ago

Prayers for needs to be met and Tiburcio to get out and enjoy his family and get the Vitamin D from the sun as he finishes recooperating.

$50
Kevin Leaver
28 months ago

Praying for his continued recovery and your family. God bless!

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Anonymous
28 months ago
$100
Vickie Higgins
29 months ago

Prayers for continued healing from surgery and hoping for enough healing to get moved out of ICU soon. Love and lots of prayers. Tim and Vickie

Jen Conde
25 months ago

Congratulations on adding another year, tito! may God always bless you and your family :) so many people love you and it is clear why! keep smiling!

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PJ Bush
26 months ago

Blessed be the Lord! May his Mercy and Grace abound in the home and beyond. Peace to Reign.

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Anna Freedman
30 months ago

Get well soon Mr. Donaire! Many hugs to the family.

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Jethro Higgins
30 months ago

Thank you mom for getting us started!

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