Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Thanks be to God for generous agencies, our patients needing surgery are given hope.

Michelle, the 1 year old girl from Tanay with fronto-ethmoidal encephalocele is now having her evaluation at the Philippine General Hospital in preparation for her surgery, with the help of the Noordhoff Foundation.

John, the 1 year and 8 months old boy from Alabel, Sarangani Province with an enormous meningoencephaloecele is now at the PCSO Child Home in Quezon City, waiting to be admitted to the Philippine General Hospital tomorrow, for his first surgery: ventriculoperitoneal shunting. He is being assisted by Help-wirhelfen Foundation and the Noordhoff Foundation.

Caroline, the 1 year old and 4 months old girl from Barangay Fatima, General Santos City, with a ruptured meningocele has been accepted by the Noordhoff Foundation for surgical assistance and is now waiting for her time to fly to Manila.

Jane, the 1 year and 2 months old girl with meningoencephalocele from Ladol, Sarangani Province, had miraculously survived a critical period of severe seizures and coma after contracting pneumonia and enduring a dislodged VP Shunt. She was rushed to Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital on an ambulance on September 20, 2009. Her VP Shunt was repositioned on October 28. And was discharged on October 5, 2009. Thanks be to God and to Dr. Eun Mi Kim who sponsored her surgical bills.

Ian , the boy from Alonan, General Santos City, with Hirschsprung's Disease, has been chosen for assistance by a merciful US Army Sgt. Aaron Walla. He is being managed by Dr. Jerry Rafael. He will have his surgery after he is treated for pneumonia.

Rico, the boy from Maribulan, Alabel, Sarangani Province, who has a cleft lip and bilateral cleft palate, bilateral scrotal hernia, otitis media and pneumonia, and malnutrition, has found kind sponsors who would help him get over his many problems. When his malnutrition is corrected and he gains 1.5 kilograms and he overcomes his upper respiratory tract infections, his surgeries will follow. The US Army and Dr. Rafael will work on his hernia repair. Dr. Gonzales and the Craniofacial Center Foundation of St. Elizabeth Hospital will work on his cleft lip and palate. Please God, may he respond to the nutrition rehabilitation effort.

Aldy has been going back and forth from Gensan to Davao for his diagnostic tests and treaments. Doctors had been baffled over his case and for 2 years his biopsies and xrays had confused them. Osteomyelitis? Adenoma? Fibroma? TB adenitis?

Joshua had his first surgery for cleft lip by Dr. Gonzales. He has a whole face now, and is looking happily forward to his next surgery.

Ms. Nelda had her total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingooophorectomy, after the discovery of a uterine cancer. She is still recuperating.

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