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UPDATE ON SAM DELFIN









 HERE IS A REVISED LETTER FROM HIS FATHER, KIM DELFIN AND A PICTURE OF SAM WITH HER X-RAY ABOVE.





September 01, 2009

Dear Friend,  

We need your help for our daughter, Samantha Nicole (14 years old) who is currently suffering and fighting for her life due to SEVERE SCOLIOSIS (65 degrees curve/bend).

We need your help since we are earning just enough for the daily subsistence of our family. We are not endowed with worldly possessions and riches, but we are blessed with three children, our greatest treasure. That is why we are writing you to humbly ask for your support to our 14 year old child, Samantha Nicole, our first born and beloved daughter who is terminally ill.

BRACED AT 10
“Sam”, as we fondly call her, was diagnosed with Scoliosis in 2005. At 20 degrees curve of the spine, the doctor prescribed metal braces and a regular physical therapy. Barely 10 years old, Sam reluctantly put on the metal braces for her back. She understood though that it was for her own well-being.             

After a year, while constantly wearing the braces almost 24 hours a day and doing physical therapy three times a week, the illness continued to hound Sam. The spine turned worse as it reached 50 degrees in 2008. Due to the severe condition of Sam’s Scoliosis, the doctor recommended immediate surgery of her spinal column. We were asked to prepare P1Million for the surgery (P400K to P700K the cost of the surgery & other expenses, and P300K for the post surgery expenses).

THE HARSH REALITY
On November 2008, we brought Sam to Cebu City to seek second opinion from another specialist. The doctor from Chong Hua Hospital concurred with the doctor from Cagayan de Oro for Sam to undergo immediate surgery. He said that gradually her lungs and other internal organs will be affected too. The doctor told us ­­­the harsh reality that Sam is terminally ill and has only more than six months to live if we forego the operation. We were in great shock and as realization set in, we were hit with a tsunami of anguish and sadness.      

BRUSH WITH DEATH
Last week, Sam was rushed to the hospital as she had difficulty in breathing. She turned pale white and her arms and legs turned stiff. She suffered severe headaches and back pains. Test results showed that her spinal column, at 65 degrees bend, has reached the critical stage and its progress is at an unprecedented speed. Sam was administered with a higher dose of pain killers. Our hearts were crushed when she mentioned that she likes a lot of white roses beside her coffin. It took a lot of prayers and inspiring words to uplift her broken spirit.   

For four years, we have been battling Sam’s illness. I (an employee of a private company) have availed of all the loans there is for the therapy and the cost/ updating of her braces yearly. My wife, who is a public school teacher, has taken a leave of absence from work without pay to take care of Sam. In short, we are financially crippled and in dire straits.

With bended knees, we are knocking on your kind hearts to please help us raise the amount for Sam’s operation.  We, my wife and I, are aware that asking around for financial assistance is demeaning, but we set aside all our pride and throw caution to the wind just to save the life of our dearest daughter.

Our fervent prayer is for Sam to live life to the fullest. She dreams of becoming a teacher like her mother and to have her own family. With your assistance, Sam will realize her dreams and will bear witness that you are a kindhearted person, who is instrumental in preserving her life.  

Please help us. Please help our daughter. We love her so much. Thank you, truly, deeply.  God bless us all.

ROQUE H. DELFIN, Father             LOIS O. DELFIN, Mother                            Contact Number: 09322356414    
Home Address: No. 3 Tiano Brothers Street, 9000 Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Note: You may send your donations to:c/o Metrobank, Cagayan de Oro Main Branch, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Metrobank CDO MAIN Branch SAVINGS ACCOUNT#209-3-209-20898-0
Account name: ROQUE H. DELFIN ITF Samantha Nicole O. Delfin


Note: You may send your donations to:

MR. AND MRS. ROQUE AND LOIS DELFIN
c/o Metrobank, Cagayan de Oro Main Branch,
Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City,
Philippines.  

METROBANK BANK SAVINGS/PASSBOOK ACCOUNT No. 209-3-209-20898-0
Account name: ROQUE H. DELFIN ITF Samantha Nicole O. Delfin



1 comment:

  1. good day!

    we are offering our hearts and prayer for the succesful operation of sam.
    i know god is always with you in times of trouble.
    just have a strong faith in him there is nothing impossible with God.

    God Bless!

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