Children are gifts from God – blessing to parents and to their loved ones. Like us, who are blessings to our parents and if you are a parent surely you consider your children as blessing to your and your family.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV)
Yesterday, I received an email from my cousin asking help for her friend. I was moved not only for the sick child but also for the parents to handle the kind of challenge in life they’re facing right now.
Baby Anya, is the youngest among two siblings of Daddy Wilfred and Mommy Ellaine. She was born healthy and no trace of any disorder on her system. Mommy Ellaine left Philippines and worked to Dubai for her children to give them a good future while Daddy Wilfred stayed in Philippines to take care Baby Anya and their eldest. After few months of working in Dubai, baby Anya was diagnosed of transposition of the great arteries at hole.
“Transposition of the great arteries (or TGA) is a condition whereby the two arteries from the heart are swapped, so that they end up the wrong way around. In other words, the main pumping chamber to the body (left ventricle) is connected to the blood vessel to the lungs (pulmonary artery) and the pumping chamber to the lungs (right ventricle) is connected to the blood vessel to the body (aorta), instead of vice versa.
This means that blue blood returning from the body, which should go to the lungs to receive oxygen and become pink, actually goes straight back to the body. Blood that has just returned from the lungs and is pink and which should get pumped to the body goes straight back to the lungs. This situation is obviously not compatible with life unless there is some mixing of these two circulations. This occurs at two places.
First, in every unborn baby there is a hole (patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect) between the two collecting chambers (atria) of the heart. In a child with TGA, this allows some mixing to occur. Second, in the circulation of the unborn child, there is a pipe called the ductus arteriosus, which allows blood to pass from the lung circulation into the body circulation. This also allows mixing of blood in the transposition circulation. After birth, the hole and the duct tend to shut off. Keeping them open is the first step in the treatment of this condition”
As soon as baby Anya was detected to have transposition of great arteries, her Daddy Wilfred and even away her Mommy Ellaine do all the ways they know in order to treat her child. According to Mommy Ellaine, they tried to get slot to charity (PSCO). According to her doctor minimum of 700,000.00 PHP will be the cost of the operation if they will be in under private and maximum of 700,000.00 PHP if under charity. But just recently the doctor advised them that the operation must be conducted to baby Anya as soonest, so they decided to put baby Anya under a “semi-private” operation.
As Mommy Ellaine emailed “Asap ung binigay ng doc kasi ipinila nmin sya sa charity at para makagamit kmi ng pcso kasi iniadvice kmi ng doc na minimum 700 taw ung gastos pag private at maximum nmn ung 700 taw pag charity kaya sinubukan nmin sya ipila sa charity kay medyo tumagal then last day nagpacheck up uli sabi ng mga doc kung hihintayin pa ung line up nya baka abutin pa daw ng taon kaya ipapasok na nmin sya sa semi private kaya nid ko talaga ng big amount kasi pinag ddown kmi atleast half of that. next month sure na operation na kasi fit daw si baby at para ma avoid na din daw complication.”
As an OFW I personally know how much the operation will cost on their shoulder knowing that Mommy Ellaine is not earning that much as a receptionist. So aside from working hard and aside from the help of other people, they come up to a fund raising
“GIFT FOR THE HEART”
50Qr.each / 14.USD
For every shirt that you will buy it will add on the chance for baby Anya to live. For every shirt that you will buy it will bring back the smiles on her face. For every shirt that you will buy another life will be saved.
Once more, I am knocking on your good heart to support our fund raise “BOOK FOR A CAUSE”.
Most of the books were already used but some are as good as new.
All of the proceeds for this book sale will go to:
Baby Anya who is diagnosed with “Transposition of the great arteries” is a condition whereby the two arteries from the heart are swapped, so that they end up the wrong way around. In other words, the main pumping chamber to the body (left ventricle) is connected to the blood vessel to the lungs (pulmonary artery) and the pumping chamber to the lungs (right ventricle) is connected to the blood vessel to the body (aorta), instead of vice versa. With that baby Anya will need a surgery to correct the arteries.
Baby Kurt who is diagnosed with Acute Lymhoblastic Leukemia – a dreaded and fatal blood disorder. Baby Kurt is going under chemo sessions 3 times a week and he needs to undergo with it for the next 3 years.
Buy any of used books & help to save life
We are also accepting book donations. JThank you very much
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased (Hebrews 13:16)
or for your pledges/donations: (QATAR)
JEN ARELLANO: (00974)55003586
SHERIE LOU/PEACH BALITA MARASIGAN: (00974) 5517 7548
If you are in UAE,
you may keep in touch on the email address shown on the poster .
ELLAINE GUTTIEREZ : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the Philippines,
kindly contact directly to the father of baby Anya:
WILFREDO GUTTIEREZ: 00639498471567
Thank you very much
Be blessed & be a blessing
“It’s not how much we give but the love that put into giving”
– Jen Arellano –