This is Sean Caleb. He is knocking on your hearts for help. He is 6 months old and weighs only 4 kilos. Sean is the son of Mae and Art Dela Cueva. He has an older brother named Gavin, who went ahead to Heaven even before Sean was born due to heart deformation. Gavin's heart is missing its left ventricle and was given only 2 days to live, but Sean's older brother fought a strong 1 month 22 days fight before finally succumbing to the disease. Now, Mae and Art are again faced with the same worry because Sean here was diagnosed with not one but FIVE life threatening disease which are as follows:
> Congenital Heart Disease - is a problem with the structure of the heart.
> D - Transposition of Great Arteries - a birth defect of the heart in which the two main arteries carrying blood out of the heart – the main pulmonary artery and the aorta – are switched in position, or “transposed.”
> Patent Foramen Ovale - a hole in the heart that didn't close the way it should after birth.
> Ventricular Septal Defect - is a defect in the ventricular septum, the wall dividing the left and right ventricles of the heart.
> Patent Ductus Arteriosus - In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs between two of the major arteries connected to the heart.
While Mae and Art are doing all that they can to provide for Sean, the increasing figures they need to sustain the health of their baby are continually growing and in all honesty, they know that they can't do it alone, that is why they've already asked for help. We, Mae's batchmates from LPU-Laguna, AB Communication Class of 2015, are also extending our efforts to help our classmate save the life of her precious child. We've seen her struggle with losing Gavin and we cannot afford to let her fight this battle alone.
On June 19, 2018, Sean will undergo his first angiogram in the Philippine Heart Center which will determine if our little warrior is ready for a surgery already. This procedure alone will cost PHP 80,000 and if results does not permit a surgery just yet, they will have to shed another PHP 80,000 for another angiogram until results show that Sean is ready to take a surgery in the heart. The surgery is a different story, for the procedure alone, Sean's family will have to shed PHP 700,000, not inclusive of the maintenance medicines and other medical bills.
Your prayers and presence are very much appreciated but beyond that, Sean and his family are seeking financial help so that they can save their little bundle of joy. No amount is too small when it comes from the heart. No matter how much you can share to help our little buddy Sean, please know that Mae and Art are very much thankful for it.
Will you help us make this baby a #StrongerSean ?
If you'd like to help in other ways, you may contact Sean's mother, Cristine Mae Manuel dela Cueva at 0948151600 or 09975844626.
May God bless your good heart.