Mom appeals for son’s fistula
BAGUIO CITY – Chronic kidney disease patient Bryan Kelly Becaca whose life depends on a three-time-weekly dialysis routine is appealing for assistance in acquiring a fistula and for other medical needs.
The costly fistula provides an artery-vein connection appropriate for dialysis.
And 25-year old Bryan needs it immediately as the catheter now being used is susceptible to infection. He has been on dialysis for more than five years now, after being hospitalized due to influenza in 2014 which progressed to Chronic Kidney Disease stage 5, secondary to Chronic Glomerulonephritis with needs for intensive medication.
Last Friday, his mother, Claudia proceeded to city hall, nearly in tears as she poured out Bryan’s near-death stories due to missed dialysis session, congestion and infection. Living in the outskirts of the city also poses a challenge as mother and son have to hike a distance in early mornings to catch a ride to Baguio where dialysis centers are located.
Bryan, is the sixth child among seven siblings and only son of Christopher and Claudia Becaca, who are residents of Luneta, Loacan, Itogon, Benguet. He finished his secondary studies at Alejo M. Pacalso National High School in Bua, Tuding, Itogon; and took up Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the Benguet State University in La Trinida, Benguet. Due to his present health condition, he stopped schooling but feels positive that he could overcome this predicament.
His father Christopher is a laborer, with earnings just enough to sustain their daily needs.
Bryan’s mother Claudia could be contacted through CP # 09466603344 for benevolent readers who may wish to share any assistance.
As of this writing, a surgeon in the city has expressed interest in giving aid to Bryan. **juliegfianza