A 32-year-old nun needs financial help to undergo an urgent kidney transplant.
Sister Psyche Esclamada Examen is a member of the Servants of Mary congregation who care for the poor who are sick in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City.
She was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease four years ago.
“My two kidneys are smaller than the normal size and are unable to function properly as time passes,” she said.
She is taking oral medications to slow down the deterioration of her kidneys, and undergoes regular laboratory tests and consultations with her doctor.
“Only 17 percent of my kidneys were working during my latest visit to my nephrologist who advised me to undergo dialysis or have a kidney transplant,” Sister Psyche said.
She wants to have a kidney transplant but it will be too expensive for the Servants of Mary to shoulder the expenses so she badly needs help.
“I am pleading to generous hearts to help me with the finances needed for a kidney transplant at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute that I am praying will happen soon”, she said.
“I am happy serving the poor who are sick and want to continue to do so, but cannot because I am also sick,” Sister Psyche added.
“There are times I am not feeling well but I know God is with me,” she said.
Sister Psyche can be reached at her email address – [email protected] or at 09162570922.
Those who wish to help her can also call Sister Carmen Piña, superior of the Servants of Mary Community, at 09154564111, Sister Lourdes Nieto at 09954385442 and Token Lizares at 09999483786.
Donations can also be deposited in the account of the Local Superior of Siervas de Maria. Their RCBC account number is 1421-176899, Lizares said.*