Drive on for ventilator to save 12-year-old boy

The 12-year-old who needs help.*

A campaign is on to raise funds for the purchase of a small ventilator needed at the Siervas de Maria clinic for indigent patients in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City.

They need to raise P180,000 for a ventilator that is urgently needed for a 12-year-old boy to survive, charity diva Token Lizares said on Thursday, September 22.

Jeffrey Mayordomo Jr., 12, of Sipalay City is currently confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City after he fell from a parked truck and hit his head.

The patient can eat, talk and is aware but cannot breathe when the ventilator he is currently on is removed, she said.

The doctors are saying that even after he 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 added.

The father of the boy, Jeffrey Mayordomo Sr., 46, is a driver and 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, she added,

Those who wish to help may call Mother Carmen Piña at 09154564111 or Lizares at 09999483786.

Donations can also be deposited in RCBC account 1421176899 of the Local Superior of Siervas de Maria, Lizares said.*

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