Maya Rowencak wrote -
Update: June 30, 2014
John Dexter was hit by a Motorbike three days ago. He was sent to the hospital and suffered two fractured bones.
Hermelina had her surgery and is doing well.
Update: April 21, 2014
Hermelina's surgery is scheduled for April 24th.
Hermelina will need a surgery in the next month.
Approximate cost of surgery is 15,000 PHP which is under $400 USD.
Update: 11/25/2013 Jonel is back home from the hospital.
We have set up this fund to cover emergency medical expenses for any of our sponsor children in the Philippines.
Children like Jonel as featured here are in need of financial assistance to cover hospital bills and other related expenses.
11/18/2013 - expenses accumulated so far for Jonel
"He was brought to Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital because where he lives, medical facilities are not equipped with sufficient medicines and machines. " - Leila Fernando-Tolosa, administrator of Bethlehem House of Bread Orphanage
First Batch - P1,957.10 - US $ 46.00
2nd batch - P 828.65 - 19.27
3rd batch - for blood transfusion - P3,000 69.77
so far the total is US$ 135.04
Jonel went to a hospital in Manila where he received blood transfusions.
11/3/2013 : From our Social Worker:
good evening ma'am Maya, i have gone to Jonel in the hospital and I have his video and photo same with his prescribed medicines bought by his mother. Jonel has pneumonia and doctor's advice him to get blood donor for him. He needs 2 bags of blood. unfortunately his mother can't look for donors. I wish that we could help him. His mother is asking for financial help. He couldn't join the Educational Trip in school because of his condition..
i have pictures and videos of him, i will bring it tomorrow to tita leila, also the receipts of his medicines. His medical certificate and abstract will be released after 3 days. I will sent it to you as soon as i have it. Until now he is still in the hospital and needs blood donor, his mother can't look for it right away, for no one could take care of jonel when she goes out.