May 25, 2024

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.
Twenty-five-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, which needs intensive medication.
Last Friday, his mother, Claudia went 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 among seven siblings and only son of Christopher and Claudia Becaca, 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 Trinidad, Benguet.
Due to his present health condition, he stopped schooling but feels positive that he could overcome this predicament.
His father is a laborer, with earnings just enough to sustain their daily needs.
Bryan’s mother could be contacted through cell phone number 0946-660-3344 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. – Julie G. Fianza