We have set up this page for our son, Nathaniel Penalosa Aceron who was born with Down Syndrome. This is one of the most common genetic disorders occurs in about one per 1,000 newborn each year. in line with medical condition, he has Congenital Heart Disease - Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). This is unclosed hole in the aorta which allows the blood to detour away from the lungs before a baby is born because the fetus blood does not need to get oxygenated. After birth, this opening is no longer needed because the blood must now receive oxygen in the lungs. If this is still open, the blood may skip the necessary step of circulation.
We refuse to put out our white flags. As loving parents, we have seen his struggles and we don't want to leave him as he is. We strive to give him a fighting chance. He needs to undergo heart surgery to have the PDA closed. The total close of the operation is P115,000 plus P65,000 for the device. We are financially unstable and we are still paying the debts when our son was first hospitalized. The target operation is on August 18, 2017, and we would incredibly grateful for any amount you able to give. Your small act of kindness can make a big difference. My son is turning 2 on November 15 and your gift will be an investment in Nathaniel's bright future and we hope that you can join us in this long journey.
There are two "I's" in the word "Fundraising" which stands for "innovation" and "inspiration". As fundraisers, we want to be catalysts of change and as PARENTS, we want to inspire people to keep their heads up when God gives his strongest battles. We realized that he takes ordinary and imperfect couple like us and gift us with a great treasure. They say that it takes special parents to care for a child with special needs but we learned that having Nathaniel, with special needs inspires us to be special persons.
Thank you in advance for sharing a heart with Nathaniel.