Hello dear friends.. I am trying to raise funds for this little one and posting in behalf of her parents. She is my brother in law's niece who currently situated in Iloilo City, Philippines (4hrs away from Famous Boracay and situated at Visayas Region). We are appealing to your generous hearts if you can somehow give to this little baby. She is 8 months old who unfortunately born with condition known as achalasia or narrowing of the esophagus. Since they do not have medical insurance which is very common in Philippines. All her medical expenses needed to get from their own pocket. We all know how expensive going to hospitals like. To somehow ease the burden, I am trying to raise funds for this couple to lessen their financial and emotional stress and so they can spend more time with Keva. Please spare your precious time to read her parents plea. Thank you and may the good karma comes back to you thricefold. Sincerely, Donna D.
Mom's Plea: Our precious child, Keva Lauren A. Jimenez was born last Nov. 9, 2018 at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center(Sanitarium). She was lovely and healthy showing her two dimples. Those moments were so precious to us. However she was admitted at the The Bacolod DOCTORS Hospital last Nov. 20, 2018 wherein her diagnosis was pneumonia. Then her next admission to the hospital were December 2018, February 2019 and last April 2019 where we stayed about 15 days at the Riverside MEDICAL Center all in Bacolod City, Philippines. During those admissions she undergone series of tests and through the esophagogram she was diagnosed with achalasia maybe present. She was also diagnosed this month with ftt or failure to thrive as her weight gain is very low were she is consider as malnourished.
Due to her condition as well as my family's financial situation we transferred to Iloilo to seek more help and care for our child. We are advised by doctors here in Iloilo after consultations from pedia gastro pedia neuro and pedia surgeons to undergo series of tests in manila due to availability of services such as EGD(endoscopy for infants) or esophageal manometry. We utmostly appeal for your kind hearts for help in terms of prayers and finances. We hope and pray that our Lord God ans Saviour Jesus Christ will also bless you, your home and your family. Good day everyone.
Father's Plea: My child Keva Lauren A. Jimenez is now 8 months old and was diagnosed last April 2019 (at the Riverside Medical Center Inc. in Bacolod City, Philippines) with an esophageal achalasia brought by a narrowing lower esophageal sphincter that makes her prone to aspiration pneumonia and been hospitalised for 4 times since birth last Nov. 9, 2018.
The recommended treatment is Myotomy or a non-evasive operation however this needs final recommendation by the doctors at the Philippine Children's Medical Center in Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila which we will go there this July 18, 2019 after their evaluations and if they can handle the operation locally.
I am appealing for any financial donation as we still do not know how far this journey will go and the cost until her full recovery as even doctors here in Bacolod and Iloilo could not make an estimate as this is a rare case disease they had encountered resulting for their recommendation to go to Manila for better options.
We are also seeking for prayers for my child's healing and recovery and to grow as a good child and as a good person someday.
All efforts will be much appreciated as currently me and my wife had limited sources and we could not afford any additional loans as both of us resigned for our jobs to focus first on the health condition of our child.