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Doris Bigornia to undergo another heart operation; daughter launches fundraiser

Nikki Bigornia hopes to raise 1.5 million pesos with #FundingDoris for mom’s hospital bills

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3/25/2021 in News
Doris Bigornia to undergo another heart operation; daughter launches fundraiser

Nikki Bigornia has launched a fundraising campaign in hopes to raise 1.5 million pesos for the hospitalization bills of her mom, broadcast journalist Doris Bigornia.

In February, the Kapamilya veteran suffered from cardiac arrest and underwent open-heart surgery. While it was a success, her doctors suggested she get another operation “to control and regulate her heartbeat” after experiencing difficulty breathing and another cardiac arrest just this March.

On the GoGetFunding page dubbed as #FundingDoris, Nikki expressed her gratitude for those who have helped them since Doris was first admitted to the hospital.

“While we are extremely grateful to those who have helped since mommy’s admission, after having been in the hospital for more than a month (and counting); it is, unfortunately, not enough,” Nikki wrote.

She shared that their family is struggling and what Doris, who stands as a provider, is going through has been “financially exhausting” for them.

“We are knocking on everyone's kind and generous hearts to help us in raising funds for mommy’s hospitalization. As a single mom, juggling her career and family, we are thankful that mommy has been able to provide for the family on her own. But our family of three simply cannot make ends meet—hospitalization especially in this time of the pandemic, is financially exhausting,” said Nikki.

She continued to give an update on her mom’s condition and explained in detail why she will have to undergo another surgery.

“Fortunately, her open-heart surgery/heart bypass surgery last February 25 was a success. She has been transferred from the ICU to the cardiac telemetry of the hospital where she is continuously monitored, and undergoing recovery and cardiac rehab,” Nikki noted.

She added, “She has expressed pain due to the pigtail catheters on both sides which have been inserted since she was rushed to the ER (she initially had a liter of fluid on each of the lung area). This has led to difficulty in breathing and a hindrance to her PT and cardiac rehab. Her blood sugar and diet are likewise being monitored as she is diagnosed diabetic and is taking insulin. She undergoes dialysis every other day as well. As of March 23 and after discussion with the doctors, she will need a pacemaker to control and regulate her heartbeat. Therefore, she will undergo another operation for it.”

Nikki then thanked everyone wishing for Doris’ recovery and those who have already sent their help.

“We never would have thought that we would be in this situation; more so, helpless and humble in asking for everyone's help financially. We would also like to thank everyone who has been continuously praying for mommy and to those who have helped in their own way. You have all been our source of strength and hope,” said Nikki.

At the end of her letter, Nikki included this heartfelt message for her mom:

“Maraming nagmamahal sa’yo, ma. Kailangan pa namin ang nag-iisang Mutya ng Masa.”

If you wish to donate, you can visit Nikki’s page here.

Or you can also send it directly to her bank account:

Security Bank (Savings)

Nicole Marie B. Sungalon


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