November 29, 2015
Jao received successful surgery to repair his imperforate anus.
“Now that Jao’s anus is patent, his family’s expenses with his colostomy materials have reduced, an item that consumed almost all of their income,” reports his doctor. “Now they experience having money for themselves and to give to their mother as help. They are very optimistic in facing everyday life knowing that there is a huge step towards the wellness of Jao.”
“Jao’s family can now make plans on what small business to have and pursue the things that they used to do like tend to land that is theirs, and be hired to tend to other people’s land. Also in raising livestock and poultry for personal consumption and investment. To them, making plans in life is easier and looks more feasible as they can rule out a huge bulk that has taken up their expenses for almost a year.”
“We are grateful with all our hearts to the sponsors for touching our son’s life,” share’s Jao’s mother. “We cannot give anything in return but we will serve God all the more… We will also cherish this moment for the rest of our life. We could not have achieved this level of wholeness without you.”
"Now that Jao's anus is patent, his family's expenses with his colostomy materials have reduced, an item that consumed almost all of their i...
October 12, 2015
Jao is a lively 11-month-old baby from the Philippines who “loves to smile at the people around him,” shares our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM).
“When Jao was born, it was found that he did not pass stool at all,” ICM shares. Jao was born with an imperforate anus, and one day after birth, Jao received a colostomy as a temporary solution.
Jao’s parents tell ICM, “We have given up farming and started to do weaving so that we can stay at home and take care of Jao.” However, their combined earnings of $55 a month from bag weaving is not enough to support the family’s daily needs, much less the colostomy bags Jao requires.
$965 will fund corrective surgery to create an anal opening for Jao.
ICM expects that after a few months, Jao will be able to have his colostomy closed and, “With this, he is one step closer to becoming a normal child with lots of things to look forward to as he grows.”
Jao’s parents share, “We would really love to see him well just like any other kid.”
Jao is a lively 11-month-old baby from the Philippines who "loves to smile at the people around him," shares our medical partner, Internatio...