I am Lovella Inserto, a single mother for 9 years to my son Liam Miguel. He is scheduled to have an open heart surgery this October 2018 and I'm asking for your help to raise additional funding for his surgery and post-operative care. I, with the assistance of my family, have tried to arrange the money required but the amount is beyond my reach. The surgery alone would cost PHP 750,000.00. Being a solo parent, my situation has prevented me from having a regular job since my son's condition requires constant monitoring and check-ups. He was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) when he was 3 weeks old. His 2D echo confirmed that he has a small hole in his heart, a condition called Ventricular Septal Defect. He has been under medical maintenance since the diagnosis and we were hoping it would help close the hole in his heart but early this year he became sickly. He would experience breathing difficulty, rapid heartbeat and would tire easily. We have sought the advice of a pediatric cardiologist and after undergoing angiogram/cardiac catheterization, he was diagnosed with TETRALOGY OF FALLOT and has a large Ventricular Septal Defect with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. He also has poor weight gain and heart murmur. The hole got larger and the muscles in his heart got thicker, restricting oxygen supply in his blood. We are advised by the doctor to have an open heart surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass to correct his defect the soonest possible time to minimize risks.
"Even if it's impossible, the word itself says I'M POSSIBLE." That's a quote that Liam keeps on saying to himself and to me. He tried to be an active child even though he has CHD. He is optimistic and he is generally happy. He didn't want to let his condition stop him from going to school and participating in other activities. But now, any strenuous physical activity is restricted and we have to make sure that he always has access to an oxygen supply. He is in 4th grade now and still attends school as much as he can, but some days he doesn't force himself. He likes dinosaurs and dragons and he loves to paint and read. Liam said he wants to grow up and play like most kids his age. He said he wants to become an inventor, a chef, a scientist, a traveler and someday meet Doctor Strange.
Like most mothers would, I am doing all the best possible ways for him to get well. The doctor told us that the surgery should be done the soonest since the risk goes high everyday for Liam. I am knocking on your kind hearts to help me fix my Liam Miguel’s brave little heart. Help me make his dreams of becoming an inventor/chef/traveler and meet Doctor Strange someday come true. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.
You can also send your donation directly to any of these bank accounts:
Metrobank Kalibo Branch
Account Number: 128-3-12831663-0
Account Name: Lovella Abello Inserto ITF Liam Miguel Inserto
Bank Of The Philippine Islands Kalibo Branch
Account Number: 1116-1046-98
Account Name: Lovella Inserto
Account Name: YJHYL INSERTO CASTILLO
Account Number: 5580010924