A trip home took a turn for the worst


This situation is very urgent, please read.

This past March my father was returning home to his family from working over seas. It was his first trip home since 2018.  Due to Covid, he was ordered to be screened at the public hospitals in Manila. These hospitals have very, very poor standards. They placed him in a hot room with no ventilation for hours. He suffered a heat stroke from this, and again because of the precautionary measures for Covid, the hospitals would not admit him nor recommend a facility that could treat him. Roughly 5 days later he had a heart attack. He drove around the city to every hospital, but each one turned him away. He is only 47 years old.  It took another two weeks before he was actually able to get home because of the quarantine. Once he was home, I immediately scheduled him to see a specialist. They ran tests and found his arteries in his heart are blocked.

My dad has been the sole provider of the family.  He has raised three incredible children plus myself. My youngest sister is only 7 years old.  He has been able to provide for my whole family, pay for schooling and begin rebuilding our home after the last accident… In September of 2019 a semi-truck missed it’s turn and plowed straight into our house, it immediately killed my aunt, leveled most of our house and left me buried for hours. (see attached photos). Miraculously, the rest of my family and myself survived. This life-changing event swallowed up most of my family’s wealth. As there wasn’t any insurance to cover the accident, everything has been out of pocket.

My dad desperately needs stents implanted. This open heart surgery is fairly basic, but it’s imperative. This operation is crucial because without it he will not live much longer, and without him my family will become homeless. I do not say this with exaggeration. They have already begun living in poverty conditions since this has happened. I am contributing what I can but its not enough.  The medical expenses so far have drained us. 

 The amount needed is $9,000 for surgery. The insurance is only covering a meager 5% of the bill, the rest is out of pocket. 

To raise money I have made crotchet bikinis and jewelry, but the overwhelming hospital bills keep piling up. A link will be attached at the bottom in case anyone would like to buy a bikini or earrings to help.

He has a job waiting for him if he is healthy enough to go back. Doctors have said they are certain that with this procedure he will be able to get back to work just after two weeks. He will be able to feed my family again and see that we graduate from school. 

Any donation will help tremendously, even a couple bucks goes a long way. This isn’t saving one life, its saving an entire family.


  • Taylor Riggs 
    • 100 $ 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 25 $ 
    • 28 d
  • Andre Hashemi 
    • 100 $ 
    • 28 d
  • David M Yeomans 
    • 200 $ 
    • 28 d
  • David Sonboli 
    • 100 $ 
    • 29 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Maria Jessel Regis 
Agoura Hills, CA
Andre Hashemi 
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