Friday, September 25, 2009

Help For Daniel

This will be my 200th post.

Hello everyone, in my September 17 post, I mentioned about the $3 Project for Daniel. The project raised for this precious baby’s treatment has reached $563.24 through the generosity of bloggers around the world. But this amount is still far from the $60,000 needed for his liver transplant which will be performed in Taiwan. I’m reposting the letter of Daniel’s mom, appealing for help to save her child’s life.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

My name is Ma. Clarisa Arevalo Samson. I am a mother of two, named Gwyneth Ann and George Daniel. For the meantime, we are living in my parent’s house located at Blk 8 Lot 43,Barangay San Rafael 1, San Jose del Monte City,Bulacan,Philippines

I wrote to you this letter to ask for financial help for our baby George Daniel. My son Daniel was born with a life threatening disease called “Biliary Atresia”. It is a congenital condition characterize by the absence or closure of the bile ducts that drain bile from the liver. Biliary Atresia is a progressive inflammatory process that begins very soon after birth. In Daniel’s case, he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia when he was already 2 months old. During that time, there was already a significant amount of damage to his liver. White blood cells invaded the ducts, which became damaged or closed completely. Bile was trapped inside the liver and rapidly caused liver cirrhosis.

An operation called “Kasai Method” was done on Daniel by Surgeons Dra. Minas, Dr. Baluga and Dr. Miguel at the UST Hospital last June 10, 2009. It is an operation that removes the damaged biliary ducts outside the liver. Then, the small intestine is directly attached to the liver at the spot where bile is found or expected to drain. This procedure is not a cure but rather a temporary solution to be able to give Daniel some more time to find the necessary funding for his operation and the matching liver type. Unfortunately, although the operation was done, his liver continued to fail. Our doctors told us that there is no other course but to have a liver transplant.

Unfortunately, liver transplant is not yet available locally but it can be done in Taiwan for P3 million pesos. This amount is simply beyond the means of our family. If my son will not be able to have a liver transplant soon, he will die. All we want is to see our son live that’s why we are appealing to your charity and compassion.

Donations can be deposited to:Bank of the Philippine Islands branch under the account name Ma. Clarisa A. Samson, S.A. No. 3536 0445 53. Every peso counts. I beg you, please help us.

Thank you for your time in reading my letter and we are hoping for your kind help.
God Bless,
Ma. Clarisa SamsonTel. Nos.: (+632) 393-0043,cellphone: +63929-4984092,email:

Matthew 5 : 7-8 ‘Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy, Blessed are the Pure of heart, for they shall see God’

For more updates about this project or you wish to donate through paypal, just visit Niko's blog.


Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi sis, salamat sa pag spread nito..sana maoperahan si baby daniel. i already gve my donation. May God bless the baby.

Philippine Aid Society said...

This is a noble cause. That's a lot of money to raise. Perhaps my charity, the Philippine Aid Society can help in some small way.


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