I would like to share you today the trials that are experiencing by an extended family.
Last month, May, the wife of my wife’s uncle has given birth to their baby girl. The baby was just 27 weeks old. It was supposed to be their fifth child but the four preceding birth were unsuccessful. They all died even before they were born.
The mother has a very weak pelvis to hold the child for a long time. She always suffer in conditions whenever she conceive. She’s almost bed-ridden the whole time and there were even a time that she’s not allowed to laugh because of her condition (which I still find hilarious up to this day).
Mary Claire was the only child of the couple who was born alive. As a one-year-old parent, I can imagine the joy and excitement they felt when they saw her. She is strong. She wants to live. At a very young age, she’s already fighting for her life. Her life supports include oxygen, respirator, ventilator, expensive medicines, and our prayers.
Aside from the pain that the couple has to endure on their baby’s condition, they have to face their financial problem. Their hospital bill is P30,000 (around $715) per day. It’s not a typo. The figure is per day. The baby has to stay for 3 weeks more.
They have to pay the hospital every day even for just 50%. If they weren’t able to pay for a day, the hospital will shut down the machine that supports the baby’s life. Yeah, that’s how they do it these days.
So the couple is asking for financial help. Any individual or organization who wants to help them can directly contact them and get the information on how they can contribute to the child’s life. A small contribution can do a great wonder. Here are the numbers to contact for the contribution/donation:
+639327196786 and +639255321126 for mobile phones and 02 7829936 for landline phone.
You can also contact me through the comment on this blog or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who want to help but are not able to give financial contributions, a prayer is as good as a monetary contribution. Help us pray for the child.
I will post updates in this blog. I will be glad to show you the fruit of your kindheartedness.
Here is the link to the child’s father’s original post on his Facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/anthony.ramos.1800/posts/717649024958360
The baby was confined at the Marikina Valley Medical Center.