Seanella Francesca gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Arianna Francine Arca 5 weeks premature by emergency.
Arianna Francine was just 1.5 kg at birth and given her lungs were underdeveloped, she has been kept in an incubator to help her breathe and was fed by dextrose injected to a vein through an IV.
Seanella Francesca lives in the Philippines and an honor student, she is not a qualified healthcare member as yet. Her mother is a single mother with 2 dependents working as freelance taking any job opportunities that comes along.
Arianna Francine is currently admitted at the Nursery Intensive care Unit (N.I.C.U) fighting for her life, after 2 days she was diagnose with pneumonia based on X-ray result and given antibiotics for 10days, on her 3rd day, her breathing is consistently stopping as her prematurity makes it difficult for her to breathe even with the use of oxygen, nurses has been pumping her oxygen for 3 hours straight and oxygen level still collapsing, The doctor suggested to do an intubation to help on her breathing. Intubation is a tube inserted to her mouth to the lungs connected to a machine. 4th day she is diagnose with Sclerema neonatorum is a rare and severe skin condition that is characterized by diffuse hardening of the subcutaneous tissue with minimal inflammation. It usually affects premature, ill newborns. Prognosis is poor. Bleeding in lungs, stomach, nose and brain, she is needing a whiteblood cell infusion and is unstable at the moment.
Seanella Francine is suffering from trauma at a very young age. The financial burden and stress is taking it's toll on her Mother as she have no enough savings and assets to mortgage as she's been supporting 2 dependents in over 16 years on her own. Seanella Francesca's mother processed the health insurance for Arianna Francine and is seeking government assistance, but it will only cover 30,000.00 , or US$579 leaving US$3,421 owing.
With no stable source of income they cannot meet the basic needs of hospitalization and medication. Like many Filipinos. Seanella Francesca's mother was providing for her family by living and working in Manila which is 3 hours away from home, total of 6 hours a day on the road. Seanellas mother been leaving home at 5:00am everyday and coming home only at 10:00 or 11:00pm from work as freelance in atleast 2-3 different companies depending on job offer, dividing her hours and days, using her time management wisely to make it all work.
Seanella Francesca's mother is earning 500 pesos per day, or around US$ 9.66. Less the transportation expense. This is only enough to cover their food each day. The family also has to supplementary feed their premature baby, and the special milk formula is 700 pesos for one small box.
We have decided to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to assist Seanella Francesca and her family. Our funding goal is to raise US$4,000 to allow Seanella Francesca and her family to pay their hospital and doctors expenses, and provide for on-going hospitalization of the premature baby, check-ups and medicine for Seanella Francesca.
If you would like to help, you can make a donation via debit or credit card through PayPal at the GoGetFunding website. All donations received will remain secure in the GoGetFunding eWallet, and funds raised will go directly to Seanella Francesca in the Philippines.
Seanella Francesca and her family would be extremely grateful for any assistance as it will mean:
- Seanella Francesca can focus on her study for their future, milk supply and supplementary feeding without worrying about her baby's health and the expense.
- Baby Arianna Francine will get the proper care at the Intensive Care Unit and will get all the medication she needs to grow strong and healthy.
- Seanella Francesca's mother can pay back the money borrowed and avoid interest payments on that borrowing.
- Completely remove the burden and stress of escalating debt for years to come.
- Seanella Francescas' mother may stop worrying on the expenses while looking after the premature baby and hopefully can work from home for the meantime until the premature baby is fully recovered.