Last June 6, 2019 Mark Aguila from Baler, Aurora Philippines suffered from an open comminuted mandibular (chin) fracture after slipping and falling off a waterfall. He was rushed to Manila for assessment and treatment from an ENT Specialist.
His treatment requires two procedures. The first procedure is the Maxillomandibular Fixation/MMF which required a temporary brace that hooks between his teeth. His jaws were splinted together and will be completely wired shut for 6 weeks to aid in the healing process or until we find a plate for his second procedure.
He is currently on week 2 in braces and needs to maintain a liquid diet.
Second procedure is the Open Reduction and Internal Fixation/ORIF, a surgery in which a titanium plate is placed on the bone. This will help the bone heal in the right position.
He needs a mandibular trauma plate (with 12 holes, 9 screws) which costs P70,000
Mark’s funds have been exhausted from the first procedure, laboratory tests and medicines.
We are hoping to raise money for the mandibular plate asap so we can get him started on the ORIF surgery. We need all the help we can get for the cost of the plate.
If you would like to help in other ways or donate by other means, please message:
+63 905 516 1682 / [email protected]