One of the greatest fears of expecting parents is that their baby will be born with a complication of some sort. The pregnancy’s normal, everything went well all throughout the nine months, but still there’s a chance that something might go wrong after the baby comes out.
Alphonse De Leon, born on Dec. 27, 2012, was supposed to be a healthy, normal baby. However, he was barely crying when he got out. Doctors informed his parents that Alphonse has a congenital disease called Tetralogy of Fallot – there is a hole in his lower heart chambers causing him to not have enough oxygenated blood in his lungs and body. That’s a sad, sad way to welcome a day that’s supposed to be filled with happiness.
Baby Alphonse now requires an open-heart surgery to fix his disorder (or else he will not make it) and there’s no medical insurance that can cover the cost. Even in a public hospital, the cost was estimated to be $12,500 and that’s a lot!
The parents, Kristoffer and Mye De Leon, turned to crowdfunding site, Indiegogo.com, to ask for help. This makes it easier for people around the world, and you, to share your blessings to Little Alphonse. So if you have a few dollars to spare, you can visit Indiegogo to help. There’s 18 days left as of this writing before Alphonse needs to go to his surgery.
Read more about his story in his mom’s blog – http://myedeleon.com/2013/01/an-innocent-heart/
I don’t usually post things like this but I wanted to help a friend. And it’s something that touched me, being a soon-to-be parent.___________________________
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