Organized by: David Winfrey
Two years ago, while attending church, I met ( who is now) my beautiful wife Rebecca. She is of Philippine descent, and, once we got to know each other well, she told me of how she had lost her husband to a heart attack several years before.
Through Rebecca I became involved in aiding Filippine causes: reaching out to the poor and infirm, sending support to those that lost nearly all their possessions due to natural disasters, and assisting orphaned children in their endeavors to attain an education. What Rebecca and I did for those causes was miniscule, and I am ashamed for not being able to have done much more.
Rebecca's widowed sister, Cecelia, lives with her two young children in the province of Cebu located in the central region of The Philippine Islands. When Cecelia was in her mid twenty's she was diagnosed with a painful and dangerous condition know as Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). It is a condition of the brain that effects the Central Nervous System. It is horribly painful, can become debilitating and even cause death. Eighteen months ago Cecelia had a risky but necessary operation. Unfortunately the surgery was unsuccessful; Cecelia went into a coma, and she has been in that condition since.
Cecelia has two young children, she is a caring mother and a sweet spiritual lady. She is loved by many. We have gotten so much support for her hospice and the care of her children. People have sold things, taken out loans (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT), and we have been so blessed to receive donations from several churches. Amazing...
But the funds go so fast, and now there is now a surgeon who believes Cecelia can be comforted somewhat by a different procedure. In 90 DAYS her skilled hospice care will be unfunded. Plus, on top of all that, we need everything from a new window unit air-conditioner--all the way down to boxes of diapers. So here we go!! We have asked the good people at Crowdrise to help us set up this site. We are not too proud to beg for this wonderful lady. If you are able to help, then we will be so grateful. But, regardless of anything, we ask you to pray for Cecelia.