Los Angeles, CA January 25, 2023 – Anais Gimeno, a Master’s Degree holder in Education from the Philippines, is in dire need of bladder augmentation surgery due to her inborn urinary incontinence. Growing up with this illness has not been easy for her as she has faced bullying and struggles with her job as a substitute teacher in a mountainous area of her country.
Anais was born with a stage 4 left kidney and a stage 1 right kidney. At a young age, she was rushed to the National Kidney Institute in the Philippines, where a hole was made under her navel to alleviate her condition. Although her kidneys have since stabilized, she still suffers from inborn urinary incontinence and must wear a modified garter with plastic or diapers to hold her urine.
Despite her struggles, Anais is determined to live a normal life and continue teaching. She is currently raising funds through a GoGetFunding campaign to pay for her bladder augmentation surgery, set to take place on April 20, 2023.
“I know it ain’t no picnic living with this illness, but I ain’t the type to lay down and take it lying down,” said Anais. “I’m determined to get this surgery and get back to teaching and living the life I want. I’m asking for your assistance so I can get this surgery and turn my lemons into lemonade.”
The procedure is costly and not covered by insurance, which is why Anais and her family are reaching out to the community for support. They hope to raise enough funds to cover the cost of the surgery, as well as any post-operative expenses and rehabilitation costs.
“With the help of this surgery, I hope to break down the barriers and stigmas surrounding urinary incontinence and inspire others to never give up on their dreams, no matter the odds against them,” said Anais.
Those interested in supporting Anais can visit her GoGetFunding page to make a donation. Every little bit helps and any support, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. You can also watch her video on YouTube where she explains more about her story and her goal.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit: https://gogetfunding.com/medicalneedforbladderaugmentation
Name: Anais Gimeno
Phone: +1 (909) 782-0554
Viber: +63 09059628235
YouTube Video link: https://youtu.be/Ge31cFA1p-Y
Additional Ways to Support Anais:
Bank Account Details:
Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI): Anais Gimeno 1339316984
Philippine National Bank (PNB): Anais Gimeno: 312010085758
Gcash (Anais Gimeno): 09059628235
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