Please help baby Rafa and his family

Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Oct 20, 2019

Today is the last day of the campagn. We have earned more than I thought possible. The figure of Php 150,000 I first posted on this campaign was nothing but a personal estimate to the overall bill that would have been incurred by tthe family. The resulting bill was much higher and our familly stuggled to find ways to pay for it but because of everyone's help, we managed to get by, we managed to keep our heads afloat which has always been our goal in the first place.

When this whole campaign was first made, it was with despair and hope in my heart. I wasn't expeciting much, it was my first campaign, I could only advertise it by sharing the link, but I wanted to give hope to the worn faces of my sister and her husband. I poured my heart and soul in every word I wrote and we reached out to family, friends, and friends of friends, looking for help and prayers.

Right now, there are still some debts being paid off but this is not a hopeless struggle anymore. In the beginning, no one knew what to do, where to get money, but now, because of you, because of everyone's prayers and donations, we managed to get here. My family and I were touched and moved by people's kindness, the efforts even strangers made to help, to comfort. Please know that your actions and sincere words will forever remain in our hearts, we will forever remember the kindness you have shown us and the help you have given us.

I'm sorry that the only thing we can do in return right now is extend our most heartfelt and deepest thanks to all of you. but do know this, that your kindness today won't be wasted or forgotten and I will do as much as I can to pay it forward, to show kindness to others as well.

Our family has truly been saved and been helped by your kindness. Thank you so very much.

Baby Rafa and hs family thanks you from the deepest part of our hearts

May you all be blessed with good fortune and happiness, thank you so, so much. You have our deepest, most sincere gratitude.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Oct 13, 2019

A good day to you!

I'm sorry I haven't ben updating lately, life has gotten busy. It's been almost two months since baby Rafa got out of the hospital. He's had a lot of check ups since then and there was even a worrying moment about a problem with his heart. Thankfully, as long as he doesn't strain himself he will be okay.

My sister and her husband are slowly paying off their debts, which was only possible because of everyone's generosity and kindness. I would like to extend their and my family's most heartfelt thanks for being there and providing your support and prayers during a difficult trial.

In several days time, October 20, 2019, this fundraising page will finish. Even though we didn't reach our goal, we were lucky enough to have been given enough money to not be crushed by crippling debts. If not for all of your generosity, it would have been difficult to check out of the hospital because of the inability to pay the mother and baby Rafa's bills. But because of all of you we managed to get where we are now and Baby Rafa is with his parents, mending but finally home.

So thank you and god bless everyone!

I wish you all the good fortune and happiness in life.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Aug 22, 2019

Baby Rafa was discharged on August 14, 2019. His total bill amounted to nearing Php 130, 000, not including the discharge fees of his mother. The family is doing its best to pay for the baby's bills first. His stay was approximately one month in the hospital. Because of everyone's help, the family was able to pay their bills partially, while the rest of the amount was put down on promissory note.

Every amount, no matter how much we receive, is a big help. Your donations were the reason why the family was able to push through and do their best for their baby. Right now, they are struggling to pay their remaining balance to the hospital and to the people who lent them money as well. Any donations will bring the family great relief. Once again thank you so, so much for your kindness, generosity, and prayers. May you be blessed, thank you!

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Aug 05, 2019

Baby Rafa is officially one month old now and he is still confined in the hospital. Currently he was taken back again to the NICU because of low sugar, low temperature, and reinsertion of IV.

Please continue to pray for baby Rafa.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 26, 2019



The parents of baby Rafa have been moved out of the watcher's area and into a private room. Baby Rafa is currenty under observation but his daily antibiotics still continue. Because of the stronger set of medicine, Baby Rafa's stay has been extended. As a result, this campaign period will also be extended to help with his unexpectedly longer stay.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 18, 2019

Sorry for the late update, just came back from the hospital visit. Here's the brief news so far:

Baby Rafa's recent lumbar puncture test revealed that his current antibiotics aren't enough to combat his bacterial meningitis, so he has been given even stronger ones. Currently, his hospital stay has been extended.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 14, 2019

Baby Rafa's oxygen and vomit tube have been taken off. His second lumbar puncture is today, let's all pray for a good result. Keep fighting baby Rafa!

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 13, 2019

Sorry for the late update, still waiting for the pictures from my brother-in-law who was there for the EEG exam of baby Rafa.

Yesterday, july 12 baby Rafa underwent his second EEG procedure. He is still continuing his daily dose of antibiotics. And next week he will have another lumbar puncture procedure, to see if the antibiotics are helping with the bacterial meningitis. Our family and friends continue to pray for baby rafa and we continue to receive the kind donations and sincere prayers from friends and strangers alike. Truly we are grateful and blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people. Many thanks and blessings to you.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 11, 2019

(Baby Rafa during the cranial ultrasound procedure a few days ago, the next day was the lumbar puncture procedure)

The test results of the lumbar puncture procedure came out late last night. It's Bacterial Meningitis.

Bacterial meningitis is inflammation of the meninges due to bacterial invasion. Signs are those of sepsis, CNS irritation (eg, lethargy, seizures, vomiting, irritability [particularly paradoxical irritability], nuchal rigidity, a bulging or full fontanelle), and cranial nerve abnormalities. Diagnosis is by lumbar puncture. Treatment is with antibiotics.

According to my brother-in-law his sepsis is gone now and the doctor said the baby's on anti-convulsion meds. His vomit tube has been taken off now too.

He will undergo EEG later today. Please pray for baby Rafa.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 10, 2019

Baby Rafa will undergo a lumbar puncture procedure. A lumbar puncture is needed to test the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This test may be done to find out if a child has meningitis (a serious infection around the brain). Meningitis may be suspected in a baby with a fever, especially in babies less than one month old.

Baby Rafa has been sleeping a lot and does not like to breastfeed. The nurses are concerned by this.

(Please be okay baby Rafa)

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Thoughts and prayers to you

Jonathan Campbell

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To the anonymous BPI donors, thank you so much for your kindness! God bless!

Jessica Daffon

Posted On Aug 05, 2019

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@Jonathan Campbell, your and your wife’s generosity truly knows no bounds, it’s because of this kindness that we will be able to get through this. Everyone’s kind donations are really a BIG BIG help! Thank you so, so much!

Jessica Daffon

Posted On Jul 23, 2019

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From my and my wife again, we really hope you get the money you need!!

Jonathan Campbell

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@Anonymous #2 on July 18, thanks so much for your kind donation!

Jessica Daffon

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@Anonymous on July 18, thank you very much for your kind donation. Many blessings to you!

Jessica Daffon

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Anonymous

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@Evelyn Eder your prayers and generosity are much appreciated. Thank you very much, many blessings to you!

Jessica Daffon

Posted On Jul 13, 2019

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