Our dear baby SAKE is keeping up with his battle to live a normal life - but he still has a lot to go through.
I’m starting this fundraiser to raise additional funds for his surgical treatment.
Baby SAKE was diagnosed with Total Colonic Hirschsprung Disease (where his entire long intestine isn't functioning).
It's hard to bear seeing our little baby go through 2 surgeries at a very young age.
First Surgery: Colostomy
He was only a week old when he fearlessly underwent his Colostomy operation. It was the hardest thing to bear seeing his fragile body endure the pain and all those treatments.
Months after his surgery, baby SAKE was hospitalized several times.
- July to August 2021: blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin count
- October 9 to 23, 2021: another blood transfusion before the 2nd surgery
Second Surgery: Ileostomy
Last October 2021, after his blood transfusion baby SAKE, his surgeon decided to push through with the operation. This time, 20 cm of Baby SAKE's small intestine and appendix were removed.
His hospital bills and medical expenses ballooned to more than $ 12,000 (PHP 550,000.000).
July to August bill - 10 days hospitalization
October bill - 14 days hospitalization
All the funds we’ve saved and donations we’ve received covered portions of his medical bills.
Though financially burdened, we’re grateful for the outpour of prayers, support, and donations from our families, friends, and everyone else.
Right now, he has regular checkups and blood monitoring. He’s slowly gaining energy and smiling amidst everything that he’s been through.
But then, again it’s not over.
We're preparing for another treatment - and hoping this will be the last.
Baby SAKE will undergo another 2 intensive treatments - "pull-through and closure" surgery (Target date: February 2022).
These surgical treatments will significantly cost more than $ 9,500 (PHP 450,000).
Our hope is to raise what we need at this time and nothing more.
Everything will mean the world for our Baby SAKE
Honestly, we're hard-pressed for money, as we’re continuously paying for the doctor's professional fees - and we still have a lot to cover.
But we have faith that he will be blessed with better health and a wonderful life.
And to make ends meet, we’ve started selling personalized bamboo products and other items. You can message me or visit this link if you want to support this fundraising project.
All donations from this GoGetFunding page, personal donations, and proceeds from online sales are allocated for SAKE’s 3rd surgery.
online selling of Personalized Bamboo products to raise funds for Baby SAKE
Be Baby SAKE's Support Buddy
We're holding on to our faith and keeping strong throughout this tough ordeal.
Words aren't enough to express the appreciation we feel for those who’ve been supporting us - and those who will be with us in this one.
We're asking for your help and generosity - as your love, support, and prayers will help us carry through.
To reach our fundraising goal, we're asking for your compassion. And if you're able, your donation will always be cherished.
We couldn't do this without you.
Baby Sake’s Nanay Liv
previous fundraising through GoGetFunding