Fund drive for ventilator for poor patients mounted in Bacolod
BACOLOD CITY — A campaign is on to raise funds to buy a small ventilator needed at the Siervas de Maria clinic for indigent patients in Barangay Handumanan in this city.
Jeffrey Mayordomo Jr., 12, of Sipalay City is confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod after he fell from a parked truck and hit his head.
They need to raise P180,000 for a ventilator urgently needed for a 12-year-old boy to survive, said charity diva Token Lizares.
The patient can eat, talk, and is aware but cannot breathe when the ventilator is removed.
Even after the boy is released from the hospital, he will need to be kept on a ventilator until he fully recovers, Lizares said.
“The Siervas de Maria sisters are willing to take him in for his post-hospital care but have no ventilator and need help for the purchase of oxygen,:Lizares said.
The father of the boy, Jeffrey Mayordomo Sr., 46, is a driver while his mother Gloria, 40, is a housewife. The patient has five siblings.
“The 12-year-old’s parents do not have the means to care for him after he leaves the hospital since they cannot afford a ventilator,” Lizares said.
If the ventilator is purchased for the Siervas de Maria clinic, the nuns can also use it for other indigent patients in the future.
Those who wish to help may call Mother Carmen Piña at 09154564111 or Lizares at 09999483786.
Donations can also be deposited in the RCBC account of the Local Superior of Siervas de Maria No. 1421176899, Lizares said.
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