Syke, is a 13 year old kid full of dreams. A caring and loving big brother to his 2 other siblings. He loves basketball. He stands 5'8 and He undergoes training every weekend and shooting every afternoon in the hopes of landing a spot on a college basketball team or professional basketball here in Manila. If not, he said he wanted to be a pediatrician someday.
Last Saturday (July 29, 2017 at 7:20am) while in a convenient store getting breakfast for me, his grandma and siblings he suddenly passed out. According to Syke there was no dizziness or pain, everything just went black and the next thing he remember was being on a bed in the Emergency room.
Cardiologist found his blood pressure dropped and his heart rate dropped to 38 from the normal 60. Possible oxygen or blood did not reached his brain which caused him to faint. His lowest heart rate was 27 as observed since he was confined in the ICU. According to a Cardiologist that specializes in Electrophysiology, Syke has a Sinus Node Dysfunction and his only option (as no medicine can correct it) is to have him undergo a heart surgery to implant a pacemaker to bring back his hearts natural function.
This procedure cost over a million pesos and since he is just 13 he will still undergo another procedure when he grows older as he will outgrow the first one. Although I have a healthcard, the coverage doesnt suffice to cover the procedure(s). Being a single mom I also look after the needs of my 6 and 2 year old children (his younger sister and brother) and after surgery there will still be follow up check ups, medicine and rehabilitation needed to restore back his normal heart and body function.
Syke is just 13 years old with so much dreams. I am knocking on your good heart. Please open you arms and extend help for my son's operation so He may achieve his dreams. Please help me give him another chance in life.