fundraiser, health, preemie

Please Continue Supporting My Niece

https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/born-at-only-590-grams-jordana-fights-on/x/12153416

It’s hard to ask for financial assistance in the Philippines unless you are completely impoverished or well-connected (extremes, both of them). My family is well-educated but every penny is hard-earned. My dad and brother are both doctors. My dad started off as a generous doctor, who has a tendency to be charitable to his patients. It is good for the soul, but not for the pockets. Still, we all have no regrets. Helping is helping. Helping is good. This time, though, we are at the other end – we also need help. My brother is still a resident doctor in a government hospital. He had about more than 600,000 pesos in savings. He had to give them up in just five weeks to the hospital where his 26-weeker daughter is fighting to survive. NICU spending is no joke.

There are four ways to help:

  • donate funds via Generosity (see link above)
  • donate funds via my brother’s bank account number (for this you have to email me at belle07081981@yahoo.com)
  • share the link to your social network
  • pray to the God that you believe in. He has many names, but there is only one that we all look up to.

Thank you.

 

 

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Welcome, Jordana Belle!

No, I do not have a new baby. My son, who is turning seven next week is still an only child. I do have the next best thing. My brother (a resident doctor Рorthopedics) and his wife (a nurse), who live thousands of miles away (I am in Dominica. They are in the Philippines), were expecting a baby. However, the little one was delivered at 26 weeks 4 days on May 1st 2016. My brother was terrified that they were going to lose the baby, but the baby has survived and continues to fight hard. Named Jordana Belle, our baby girl is still in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and has from the very first moment, won our hearts. Born at only 590 grams, the 26-weeker has been weaned from the CPAP to the nasal cannula. She has been fed a little pumped breast milk from her mom at a time. 1 day old

She is on Day 14 at the NICU. My family continues to pray for her complete health and strength. We hope to be able to shower her with more love when she is finally discharged from the hospital. Jordana Belle and my son Joreb William share an amazing pediatrician, Dr. Luchie Morales.

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