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Doctors recommend dental surgery for teen born with cerebral palsy

Sean Dael Quitara

Sean Dael Quitara

Born with cerebral palsy 15 years ago, Sean Dael Quitara can say only three words although he has a big smile whenever someone tells him he is “pogi.”

“His vocabulary is limited to ‘ma,’ ‘pa’ and ‘eat,’ but it means a lot to him when somebody calls him handsome,” says his 37-year-old mother Elvira.

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Quitara is confined to a wheelchair and undergoes physical therapy every six months to exercise his muscle and tendons.

In June, he was supposed to have all his teeth removed but the procedure was postponed.

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“He has a tendency to always bite his tongue, causing it to be deformed and leaving him in pain. He has yet to be operated on because his immune system is weak,” Elvira said.

Quitara is the only child of Elvira and husband Daniel, a 50-year-old truck loader from San Mateo, Rizal.

“I am asking for financial help from your readers because despite his condition, our son  makes us happy. He makes us complete as a family,” she said.

The dental surgery will cost P80,000 while Quitara will also need P24,000 for a botox injection to relax his muscles.

Elvira Quitara can be reached at 0905-7423991. Donations can be deposited in her BPI account No. 5846-3234-08.

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