Last October 14, 2019, I gave birth to my little angel Baby Mateo. Born premature at only 34 weeks, Baby Mateo is in dire need of open-heart surgery this early in his life due to a congenital heart defect – the transposition of the aorta and pulmonary artery. This means that he is NOT getting the OXYGEN his body so vitally needs in order TO LIVE. Baby Mateo desperately needs your help right now and we ask for your compassion that you give him a chance at life through this website/platform.
According to his doctors, the crucial surgery can ONLY be done once he reaches 2.8 kgs. Baby Mateo is still currently struggling everyday to grow his small 1.8 kg body so he needed to be placed in an incubator to hopefully facilitate his growth. Since he is not getting the oxygen he needs, he was intubated to help him in his breathing. All this, plus his stay at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the hospital cost us an average of Php 30,000 (approximately USD $600) DAILY. This does not include the cost of the open-heart surgery yet. We humbly ask that you provide any help you can give to cover these heavy expenses through any contribution you can give.
If everything goes smoothly, his doctors said that Baby Mateo would be able to reach the ideal weight of 2.8 kgs in around 3 – 4 weeks. ONLY THEN CAN HE UNDERGO THE OPEN-HEART SURGERY THAT CAN SAVE HIS LIFE. By then Baby Mateo’s Neonatal ICU stay, ventilator and others approximately gives us Php 840,000 (USD $16,800). On top of that, the open-heart operation itself will cost around Php 1,000,000 (USD $20,000). This is a really a trying time us. But as her mother I will do anything to give Baby Mateo a chance to live. He was able to hang onto my tummy until he reaches 34weks and we surpassed delivering him while suffering from "preeclampsia" - a condition marked by high blood pressure in women which I haven’t had a high blood pressure before, he is truly a fighter even he was still in my tummy and continue to fight for his life outside.
Faith in humanity and believing miracles happen. I am reaching out to you now and pleading for your help. Baby Mateo is a true warrior and he gives us the courage to go on. He gives us hope. He renews our faith in humanity. Despite what he’s going through right now, he strengthens our family. He is our EVERYDAY MIRACLE.”
Please make Baby Mateo’s miracle continue by giving him a chance at life through any contribution you can provide through this website. Me and my family will forever cherish all your help and compassion. May God bless your heart for helping us and our Baby Mateo.
Should you opt to help thru direct transfer you may contact us through Smart 0908-8905581 or Globe 0995-5116507. Below are the bank details:
Bank of Philippine Islands:
Account Name – Geraldine R Baroga
Account Number - 0999314562
BPI QR Code - please msg me in fb messenger
Banco De Oro:
Account Name – Glenn D Baroga
Account Number - 004590164941