Angelo, a 9-year-old boy, is the fifth of eight siblings. He enjoys playing with his younger sister.
Angelo was born with an abnormal condition in a sensitive area. He underwent surgery when he was seven days old, but his family’s financial limitations prevented doctors from completing treatment. For this reason, his activities are limited, and he often experiences indigestion and weight loss. Though Angelo finished preschool, his condition has prevented him from enrolling in first grade because school is too far from home.
Angelo flew from his rural home to the city of Bacolod to receive treatment. On November 24, Angelo underwent corrective surgery. He will be monitored for two weeks and will undergo a followup surgery several months from now.
Angelo’s father works as a tenant on a farm, and his mother is a housewife. They cannot afford this $1,500 procedure, and they need our help.
“I am so thankful for this opportunity that has come to us,” says Angelo’s mother. “I never thought that Angelo would be treated because of our financial situation…This has given us hope for Angelo and for his future. I am looking forward to Angelo being fully well, going to school, and fulfilling whatever dreams he has. I know he will have a better future.”