Jonalyn is a four-year-old girl living in the Philippines with her aunt. Jonalyn’s biological parents have separated, and her aunt is her primary guardian. During the day, she helps her aunt do household chores, such as washing the dishes and cleaning the house.
When Jonalyn was two years old, she was diagnosed with Hirshsprung’s Disease, a congenital disorder where there are missing nerve cells in the muscle tissue surrounding the colon, causing bowel dysfunction.
Our medical partner, International Care Ministries, has scheduled a procedure to correct this condition. The total cost of the procedure is $1,500, and covers supplies, medications, transportation, and six days of inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for July 26.