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Man airs appeal for sick son

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It hasn’t been easy but Marlon Aguirre has managed to hold on to his job as a security guard while soliciting donations for his son Zedric’s liver transplant operation.

“School officials understood my situation and allowed me to take a leave of absence. They even set aside P200,000 as their donation for my son’s operation,” said Marlon, who works at St. Therese College in Bauan, Batangas.

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Zedric, who is turning 2 years old on July 30, suffers from biliary atresia. He is scheduled to undergo a liver transplant at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, a procedure that will cost P3 million.

Marlon said that Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno had pledged P2 million for the operation while the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office had allotted P1 million but after he and his son separately undergo a CT angiogram. The procedure will determine whether he is qualified to donate part of his liver to his son, Marlon told the Inquirer. He asked Inquirer readers to help him raise the P80,000 needed for both tests. Marlon Aguirre can be reached at 0948-9158978. Donations can be deposited in his Metrobank account (#648-3-64802515-8).

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TAGS: biliary atresia, donation, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Liver Transplant Operation, Marlon Aguirre, St. Therese College
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