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Parents of baby with liver disease raising P2M for transplant

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Parents of baby with liver disease raising P2M for transplant

Seven-month-old Jed Allen Dolores has biliary atresia, a rare liver disease in infants in which the flow of the bile from the liver to the gallbladder is blocked. As a result, the bile is trapped inside the liver, causing damage and eventually liver failure.

At two months old, Jed underwent the kasai procedure with doctors attaching his intestines directly to the liver to allow proper bile drainage and help his liver function better.

Unfortunately, the operation has not improved Jed’s condition. “His liver is having a hard time functioning and is deteriorating,” his mother, Margie Dolores, said.

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A nurse by profession, Margie used to work at a public clinic in her hometown in Panganiban, Catanduanes, until she quit her job to bring Jed to Manila for treatment.

Mother and baby are temporarily staying with her husband’s brother in Merville, Pasay City.

Margie and her husband Jay, an IT technician, have consulted doctors at Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Philippine General Hospital. The experts agree that only a liver transplant will save Jed.

The couple are now trying to raise P2 million for the procedure to be done at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, India.

“Please help us save his life. May God bless you and reward you all tenfold,” Margie said.

She can be reached at 0921-2180285. An account in Jed Allen Dolores’ name has been set up at BDO for his liver transplant. (account #007100114656).

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