Tacloban City—The parents of two-month-old girl Mary Francis Nielo of Tanauan, Leyte have appealed for financial help after their baby was diagnosed with craniosynostosis of the right coronal and left lamboid of her head.
Craniosynostosis is a medical condition in which one or more of the sutures or fibrous joints between the bones of a baby’s skull close or fuse prematurely, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth, which can lead to brain damage, complications, or death.
Premature closure of the sutures “may also cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull or facial bones to change from a normal, symmetrical appearance,” according to Columbia Neurology.com.
“With this condition of my daughter, it needs an operation that is costly, and we can’t afford the amount for the surgery. We are from Leyte and the surgery will be held in Manila. We also don’t have the amount to transfer our baby to Manila,” said Maria Lynly Ecap-Nielo, 22, Mary Francis’s mother.
“With this, we are humbly asking for your help financially that will be used to cover all the expenses that we need for the entire operation,” wrote Nielo on the crowdfunding site Go GetFunding.com.
The baby was diagnosed last May 2, 2019. Her operation will be held at the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, added Nielo.
The family is hoping to raise over P500,000 for the entire expenses of the operation.
To donate online, visit: https://gogetfunding.com/my-craniosynostosis-baby/. For donors without Paypal account, you may give your donation via bank deposit to:
Account Name: Maria Lynly D. Ecap
Bank Name/Number: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)- 9639150103
For offline donations, you can message or call 0956-653-3583, or visit the Facebook page “My CraniosynostosisBaby.”
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