FROM FACEBOOK PAGE: Fifth’s battle with Biliary Atresia
"FIFTH JOSE VIKTOR LIWANAG DELA CRUZ, our little bundle of joy who was born last February 20, 2018 needs your help out of your generosity and compassionate hearts.
Last July 27, 2018 (Friday) at Philippine General Hospital, our 5months old Baby boy (Fifth) was diagnosed to having BILIARY ATRESIA, a rare condition on infants in which common bile duct between the Liver and the Small Intestine is blocked or absent. LIVER TRANSPLANT is the Best and Final Option for the Treatment of this Life-Threatening disease. And yes, this is our ONLY OPTION TO SAVE FIFTH's LIFE. If not done immediately, we might lose our baby because his Liver is deteriorating each day due to his condition.
We're advised by his pedia-gastroenterologist to opt for the best solution which is LIVER TRANSPLANT before Fifth turns 1year old so that the healing process will be more effective and the pain will be less memorable for the baby. This procedure costs 4-5Million Philippine Pesos or 75,000USD in which our family can't afford to pay immediately in cash. This surgery will be done in Taiwan because as per the best of the bests Pedia-Gastroenterologist here in the Philippines, Taiwan has the most trusted surgeons and facilities for this kind of treatment. Aside from Fifth, we also have 2 wonderful children older than Fifth who need provision for their daily living so we really can't bear to afford such.
We are sincerely knocking your hearts for FIFTH's LIVER TRANSPLANT FUND RAISING. As his Parents, we are so devastated to hear this news about our youngest son though we firmly believe that God can do miracle over our son's precious life. Also, we're claiming that my son will Fight a good Fight because prayers and words of encouragements are overflowing. But then again, in order for him to survive this Biliary Atresia, he must undergo the Liver Transplant immediately as possible.
As to what his name is - "FIFTH JOSE VIKTOR" we believe that he'll be VICTORIOUS enough to survive his sickness. He's born to become a Victor, a warrior of Biliary Atresia and yes, through God's Grace and your help (donations), Fifth will definitely win this battle!
We believe that through your generosity God will Bless you even more like what the Bible has written:
"A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed" - Proverbs 11:25, NIV
With all our hearts, thank you very much everyone."