Help Baby Chiko

Baby Marcus Paul "Chiko" Gumban, son of my officemate Gino, was diagnosed of Biliary Atresia. This is a rare disease that affects 1 in 15,000 babies. When a baby has this, the bile ducts from the liver may be blocked, damaged or there are no bile ducts at all. As a result, bile is trapped inside the body that will cause liver scarring (cirrhosis).

Baby Chiko has undergone Kasai procedure to provide a path that can allow bile to flow from the liver. Although the surgery was successful, there is still a huge possibility that he may still need a liver transplant. 

Liver transplants will cost a lot of money! That's why my office mates and I have been thinking of ways to help raise awareness and funds for Baby Chiko. We have organized to sell Malongs internally in our Company and we are pleased to say that we have received a great number of orders both locally and internationally. We are also planning to have a dinner for a cause. Will have another post once it is finalized (the venue, price, etc).

We are asking for your prayers for the healing of our little warrior and all little warriors in the world. If you want to know more about Baby Chiko and want to know how to help, please like the facebook page at Help Baby Chiko. 

This picture and the banner up top ("when we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed" picture) are from the Help Baby Chiko Facebook page.

If you're in Davao, we would like to invite you to join Vital-C's Fun Run on April 27, Sunday, 4am. Proceeds will also be for Baby Chiko's liver transplant.  

We thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity.


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