MAMMA MIA (Run for my Mom)
Organized by: Jennifer Joy Santos
Thank you so much to everyone who have sent their messages of support, prayers and well wishes for my mom, who have given to this fundraiser directly or thru my account/ sister/brother directly. We are so touched and overwhelmed. We love and thank you all!
Her situation remains the same but we remain hopeful and steadfast in God's wisdom and grace.
Since my first post - I have ran a total of 17 miles (12 miles last Aug15, and 5 miles last Aug 19). I am planning to run 15miles tomorrow. Wish me luck! And for those who've pledged their support - you owe me, haha!
Lastly, today, August 21, is my mom's 72nd birthday! In her honor, I have uploaded the lyric video of one of her favorite songs - Chiquitita by Abba.
Hi Family and Friends --
My mom spent the last month in a hospital in Davao City (in the Philippines) battling for her life. She has end stage kidney failure (which means dialysis every other day), high blood pressure and suffered several strokes, COPD and TB, among other illnesses.
She is now back home, where she can be more comfortable. Her condition requires 24/7 nursing care and ambulance every time she needs to have her dialysis 3x a week. She's asleep most of the time now. And every time she is awake, every day we get to say hi to her is a blessing.
I am a runner and currently training for the 2015 Chicago Marathon (check out my other fundraiser for GOTR). While I run and train here on Guam - with your help, I can help fund my mom's medical bills. The target goal of $2500 will fund about a month's worth of medical expenses (assuming she doesn't get confined again).
You can help by:
1. Giving a direct donation right here, right now. Just click on the Donate button on this page.
2. Pledging a $ (or Phil peso) amount for every mile I run for the month of August (my mom will be 72 years old August 21) and donate as I give updates on my runs (will post updates here). You can let me know how much you want to pledge thru email@example.com or my usual contact details.
Lastly, if you want to donate directly to a bank account in the Philippines - I can let you know my BPI bank details if you send me a note thru my usual contact details or thru firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much!
XS: Here's a link to a letter I wrote a few years back to my Mader (mom)
XXS: Here's my GOTR link for the 2015 Chicago Marathon (just in case you're feeling very generous and would also like to donate for this one)