Laban, Baby Gael

Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Sep 08, 2018

Hi folks! Here is the September 7, 2018 Update on Baby Gael's Campaign:

1) Baby Gael's latest photo is attached, which was sent to us by Baby Gael's mother, Arlene. Baby Gael has been recovering from the first surgeries (brain & spine).

On his first head surgery, a shunt was put into his head to help remove the water. The shunt is like a small tube that is attached to his head and will remain there as he grows up.

Right now there is still bulky part at the front of his head because there is still water in there + the structure of his bone.

The surgeon said that they will observe if the structure of Gael's bone on his head will change.

Right now, Gael's right leg is responding; but his left leg is weak and not moving at all. This will be subjected to therapy.

Baby Gael's parents are hoping that he will no longer need another operation. The surgeon told them that they will eventually need to replace the shunt on his head.

He may be just days old, but Gael's fighting spirit has been so inspiring to witness, right? :)

2) On the https://gogetfunding.com/laban-baby-gael/ page, it reflects the total amount raised.

* Gogetfunding automatically reflects all the donations sent through its platform (via credit card). As of this date, it is ₱44,074.

* Your bank deposits to Arlene and Arran's bank accounts in BPI, Unionbank and Chinabank, as well Arlene's direct paypal account were all reflected as part of the "Amount Raised Offline".

Total Amount Raised Offline as per today is ₱116,200.00.
This includes in the initial 80k that was raised before we established the gogetfunding campaign + the 36,200.00 that was raised (via deposits & direct paypal) when we started the fundraising page.

***To add it all, the amount raised was ₱160,274.00.***

Baby Gael's family would like to thank each one of you who shared about this page, donated, and helped spread the word about this fundraising.

3) As of our August 26, 2018 update on the gogetfunding page (https://gogetfunding.com/blog-single-update/…), we have relayed to you that Arlene and Arran loaned for a collective amount of 255,000 pesos to add to their existing 80k initially raised amount.

This is to stop further incurring hospital charges, and for Baby Gael be discharged that day.

Total hospital expenses that they needed to close that day was 335,000.00 pesos.

However they also have a limited time to pay off this loan. All the proceeds of the online and offline fundraising activities will go straight to pay off those loans that were used to pay the hospital expenses from the first surgeries.

4) There is a live fundraising event that is being organized for this cause. It will be held within September 2018. Further information on this event will be announced once the details are finalized.

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Dear Gael, look at how many people are cheering you on! Kaya laban lang ha? :) You're not alone in this battle, baby!

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Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Sep 07, 2018
Below are the Chinabank and Unionbank account donations from Aug 30, 2018 to Sept 6, 2018 (As per Arlene and Arran):

Chinabank Donations Total : PHP 7,800.00

Union Bank Donations Total: PHP 300.00

Total: Php 8,100.00 --> This amount will be reflected & added to the "Amount Raised Offline of this Fundraising Page"

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Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Aug 29, 2018

Chinabank Deposit as of Aug 29, 2018, 12nn = Php 10,000.00

So far this is what I know as per chinabank deposit (copy of deposit slip was PMed to me personally). But should there be chinabank deposits summary to be confirmed by Arlene and Arran today, I will also add it up.

Last updated offline amount raised = P98,100.00 + amount above = Php 108,100.00

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Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Aug 29, 2018

August 29, 2018

Dear Friends,

From August 24, 2018 (12nn) to today August 29, 2018 (10:30am), the total donations that did not pass the gogetfunding, is summarized as follows:

BPI Family Savings account total = Php 17,400.00

Chinabank account total = Php 0.00

Unionbank account total = Php 0.00

Paypal direct send money = Php 700.00


Total as of Aug 29, 2018 (10:30am) = 18,100.00 pesos

NOTE: This amount above will be reflected on the "amount raised offline" in this gogetfunding profile. :)

Php 80,000.00 initial donations + 18,100 pesos = Php 98,100.00 amount raised offline

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Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Aug 26, 2018

Dear Friends,

For those who donated via bank deposit, Arran and Arlene will be giving us a summary which I will also be manually posting here as part of the "money raised offline" para magreflect din dito sa page.

So far what gogetfunding reflected automatically are those that went through it (usually paypal/credit card payments).

Will be posting another update soon :) Salamat po.

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Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Aug 26, 2018

--August 26, 2018---

Dear Friends,

We have some news! <3 Today, I just got some updates from my cousin, Arlene - the baby's mother.

First, is the baby's health: Baby Gael is now able to defecate, several days after the surgery. This is a great news! However, he still has difficulty urinating - he can now urinate but only with very small amount; that is why a lot of urine is still inside him since the surgery. The parents are coordinating with urologist about this still.

Second, the target amount went down. From the original billing amount of 500,000+ pesos, Arlene and Arran were able to negotiate with the doctors and hospital about it; and it went down to a total of 335,000.00 pesos.

As mentioned before, Arran and Arlene were able to gather 80,000 pesos from the initial donations for the surgery even before we started this gogetfunding account. Deducting that to the 335k, the new amount needed to be raised is 255,000.00 pesos.

Government agencies that Arran approached require for baby Gael to be at the charity ward and pay ward to be granted the help they need from these agencies. However, with Gael's condition, he needs an isolated room after the surgery so that he will not further incur complications given that he is only days old - at this, the doctors advised Arran and Arlene to put him to a private room in PGH until he is discharged.

As of today, August 26, 2018, Baby Gael's parents were told that they can continue the monitoring at home already. But he cannot be discharged until the parents gather enough funds to pay the latest bill. If Arran and Arlene wait until the lacking amount is completed, by that time they have already incurred more hospital charges for the days they'll extend at the hospital.

So what Arlene and Arran did were to loan a collective amount of 255k so that they can pay the hospital bills today and be discharged. I was told that they need to pay this amount back once they are out of the hospital.

With this, your contributions via gogetfunding.com (here) and bank deposits to Arran and Arlene's accounts indicated in the description - will all go to the loan payments mentioned above. We are also organizing a fundraising activity to help build up this amount.

Will post more updates here soon.

Again, thank you for donating to this cause. <3


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Update posted by Ayana Therese De Mesa On Aug 24, 2018

Hi Friends! Added to the description the BPI Family Savings Account and Unionbank accounts of baby's father :)

For your perusal and guidance :)

MARAMING SALAMAT po! from Team "Laban, Baby Gael" <

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