Fight with Us

Over the past few days I have been posting about a case our family is battling — my nephew’s fight with hemophilia. Our family has been one in fighting this battle with him over the past 13 years. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where the situation is no longer manageable alone. And so, we are requesting for your support and prayers to avoid this situation from becoming more disastrous than it already is.

 

You can learn more about his case here: https://gogetfunding.com/please-help-edj-in-his-battle-against-hemophilia/

 

We thank you in advance for you support and prayers. You are not only helping us overcome this financial hurdle, but you are also helping our family give my nephew a better shot at life, an opportunity to enjoy more, and a hope for a future with lesser worries and fears.

 

Thank you and may God bless us all!

DIY Ribbon Topiary Tutorial

This week has been extremely challenging for us. My nephew is still confined in the hospital. And we continue to pray that the Factor VIII works on his blood soon. Medical and hospitalization expenses have been growing and we continue to do all we can to manage it. Donation campaigns and fund raising activities are on the works, one of which is my upcoming handmade sale, which I mentioned on my post earlier. I’ll be selling ribbon topiaries among others:

 

I also shared my ribbon topiary with my craft group and it is the first time I got more than 300 likes! Woo-hoo! Hahaha. And so to savor this positive thing amdist this challenging time, I am sharing this video tutorial to give back the encouragement I and my family have been getting lately. 🙂

 

 

Please like and share and subscribe to my channel for more video tutorials.

 

But above all else, please continue to pray with us — for the healing and recovery of Edj, and for God’s provision as well.

 

Luke 1:37 says, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible.”

 

And we believe just that. 🙂

A Continuous Battle

Last year, I posted about a campaign for my nephew who’s Fighting Hemophilia. We’ve managed to raise around 70% of the funds we needed back then, thank God and all who donated and helped our family. But anyone familiar with the disease knows that it can be a life-long battle, or a battle for life.

 

Last Saturday my nephew was eating chips when a portion of the chips cut his gums which started bleeding. After that and almost a week after, his gums are still bleeding and his cough has only aggravated his condition, causing him to now vomit blood as well. We have taken him in and out of the hospital over the past few days for checkups and today, we had to leave him confined in the hospital.

 

This afternoon our family had one of the scariest experiences ever — when he, after vomiting fresh blood, passed out and a “code blue” was almost called as we bumbled in panic, not knowing what to do. Thank God, my nephew eventually regained consciousness but he is still under close observation, and we continue to pray that his bleeding stops soon, and that he gains complete healing and recovery.

 

Our whole family is working together to support each other and Edj through this time. His parents, and my sister and I are chipping in for his medical and hospitalization expenses. Since he will be staying in the hospital for more days, we are expecting the bills to shoot up again, and we are doing what we can to keep things manageable.

 

And so for tonight and on the upcoming nights, I have started and will continue to create topiaries, softies and other things I can sell. I have started reaching out to local craft groups/pages who can help me on this as well.

 

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So please stay tuned and support us here. But most importantly, please pray for my nephew’s healing, and for my family’s strength.

 

God is good and faithful!

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

~ Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

Fighting Hemophilia

Here is a little break from crafting:

Support my nephew Edj’s battle against Hemophilia!

I am not the type of person who would normally do this, but as they say, people can do anything for family. This is something that’s really close to my heart so bear with me. Here goes..

My nephew, Edj, is now 12 years old. Life has not been easy for this kid, I assure you. But how this boy grew up strong and joyful is a marvel to me. It’s proof that God is there in every situation. It’s a proof of His love and grace, of His miracle.

Understanding that there are many hardships, sacrifices, and pain behind my nephew’s handsome face and dashing smile, I try my best to make him happy and comfortable as possible. But there are limits to what I can do and so now I’m turning to bigger hands for help: (a) the hands of good and compassionate people I believe still exist in this world and (b) the Big Hands of the Lord God Almighty who touches the hearts of those people – you and me both – and continues to miraculously heal our boy.

So I urge you, please head over to our GoFundMe campaign and know more about Edj and his condition (you’ll also see pictures of this handsome boy).

Your donations and PRAYERS are very much welcome. Even the simple gesture of sharing our campaign on your blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts will mean a lot to us and will be very much appreciated!

God bless you all and more! 🙂