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Pinoy Dad Sells Banana Cakes to Raise Funds Php1.6M for Baby’s Liver Transplant

One of the most heartbreaking things that a parent goes through is seeing their children sick and trying his best to live despite the difficult situation he is in. Many parents wish they could just exchange places with their kids, so the children wouldn’t have to go through the pain.

And most parents would do anything and everything to ensure their kids will be better again.

LITRO (LIver TRansplant Operation) Babies Philippines, Inc. founder Jenny Sumalpong recently shared a heartbreaking photo of a dad who was selling banana cakes at the sidewalk. While it might seem at first that this was just another random street vendor, it turned out this dad was trying to raise Php1.6 million for his baby’s liver transplant.

Photo credit: Jabee Imano Galindes / Facebook

Baby Aki is just 8 months old but he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare condition of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants. The child needs a liver transplant as soon as possible for him to survive, but this would cost the family Php1.6 million!

Instead of simply asking for help and donations from people, mommy Jabee Imano Galindes and her husband would begin selling banana cakes to raise money for their son’s liver transplant.

Photo credit: Jabee Imano Galindes / Facebook

“Hello!

Ako po si Aquiro Jazz Galindes Detablan (AKI) from San Juan Calamba City, pwde po bang magpatulong po sa inyo para po sa fund raising sa LIVER TRANSPLANT. Sana po matulungan nyo akong sa pamamagitan pagbili sa amin ng BANANA BREAD @P120 kada loaf.

Salamat po ng madami.

email: detablanjollibee@gmail.com

JOLLIBEE G. DETABLAN

09475362919

Paki-text lang po yung number para po sa orders or pick-up sa JaZZ Bakery, Brgy. San Juan. makalampas lang po ng daan papuntang Looc.

Help poured in for the family. A lot of people bought their banana cakes while others even sent other goods like diapers, milk, food, and other things the family needs.

Photo credit: Jabee Imano Galindes / Facebook

Others also sent money directly to their bank account, even without availing of their cakes. We hope Baby Aki would soon get that life-saving transplant…

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Fresh Water by the Sea that Tastes Like Softdrinks? Tourists Travel to This Spot for a Drink

Filipinos love to drink softdrinks, but many are traveling to a spot in Mercedes, Camarines Norte after hearing of a well by the sea whose fresh water actually tastes like soda! Aside from the novelty of drinking softdrink-tasting water from a well, people also go there after learning that this particular water can help cure various medical issues!

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho / YouTube

On Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, a team visited the spot that’s called “Boro-boro” by the locals, a Bicolano term for “boiling” because the water in that well appears to be boiling. The soda spring has cold water, but bubbles rise from the bottom, leading the locals to call it “Boro-boro” even if the water is cold.

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Those who were able to drink from the well attest that though it is set by the sea and is even covered by seawater during high tide, the water is fresh and sweet. The spring creates naturally delicious water. So, the locals often h**g out at the spot to just enjoy a drink. Many bring glasses, pitchers, and bottles to get water from the soda spring – after all, they can enjoy free softdrinks!

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A local shared that this spot has been producing the softdrink-tasting water for decades, with the well actually built in 1962 using 5 culverts. Quite amazingly, the well continues to produce the softdrink-tasting water over the decades.

And while it is a bit difficult to access because of the rough roads leading to the spot, a lot of people continue to visit the place after learning that the water can ‘cure’ various medical conditions. Several of these people shared their stories with the KMJS team.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho / YouTube

So, the water might be fresh, delicious, and can ‘cure’, but the question now is whether the water is actually safe for drinking.

The Camarines Norte Water District took samples of the well water, but the results weren’t as good as everyone expected! Uh-oh… Watch the video here:

What is Soda?

Soda or softdrinks is a carbonated drink that is often made from water, sweetener, and natural or artificial flavoring. Gases are added into the drink; thus, the carbonated drink is best consumed when cold and immediately after opening because the gases eventually ‘escape’ from the drink. Without the gases, the drink does not taste as good.

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After Going Viral, Man Who Uses Bamboo as Artificial Leg Finally Gets Prosthetic Leg

Just last week, netizens took pity on a man who uses bamboo as artificial leg. But thanks to going viral, he now has a prosthetic leg so he could walk better! Wow.

It all began when Sheena Ituriaga Gallego saw 24-year-old Darius Senillo while they were both riding a jeep in Iloilo City, central Philippines. A native of Lambunao, Iloilo, Darius was in the city to visit his elder brother, Danny Senillo.

See: PWD Who Made Artificial Leg Using Bamboo Goes Viral after Fellow Passenger Shares Photo

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Just like Sheena, a lot of netizens took pity on Darius and hoped that someone could help him get a prosthetic leg, especially after learning that he had actually been using the bamboo leg for over 4 years.

Lucky for Darius, the post went so viral that it would reach “Rated K”, the ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs program hosted by Korina Sanchez-Roxas.

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In an interview with Rated K, Darius admitted that he felt bad while growing up because he was the subject of a lot of bullying. There were times when other kids would kick his crutches to make him fall to the ground.

As an adult, he tried his best to find a job so he wouldn’t be a burden to his family, especially to Danny who promised their late parents he would take care of his younger brother.

Photo credit: Rated K / YouTube

Darius worked as construction worker for 8 months but quit because the work was too heavy and too much for his body. Though he tried hard to endure the pain and difficulties in the manual work, he quit when he fell while carrying a heavy sack of cement.

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The Rated K team brought Darius to Manila where doctors diagnosed him with Amniotic Band Syndrome, a congenital disorder. He was fitted with a prosthetic leg at OrthoCare – and could now walk safer and better with his new artificial leg.

Photo credit: Rated K / YouTube

Watch the heartwarming story here:

What are Crutches?

Crutches are special equipment made to assist in a patient’s mobility. Used by people who could not walk or have limited use of their legs due to an injury or a congenital condition, the device transfers weight from the legs to the person’s upper body to allow him/her to walk.

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Mom Angry at Son for Wasting ‘Baon’ Discovers He’s Saving it for Eye Check Up

As parents, we all want to give the best to our children – even if that means giving the last money in our pocket as their ‘baon’ (allowance) for school so they can have something to eat while learning their lessons.

One mom in Uson, Masbate was often angry at her son for bringing him a clean bowl from school because she thought he was wasting his ‘baon’ that was supposed to pay for soup. She discovered one day that he was actually saving his money so he could undergo an eye check up!

Photo credit: Crisalyn Moreno / Facebook

Crisalyn Moreno shared a video of how she discovered her son’s heartbreaking money stash. One day, she asked him what he buys with his money for soup, thinking that he might be using the Php10 ‘baon’ she gives him to buy junk food.

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Though the kid often kept quiet when his mother gets angry every time he goes home with the clean soup bowl, he would finally admit to her that he was not actually wasting his money. Instead, he was actually keeping it in a stash inside a bag in his closet.

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Surprised about the money, Moreno asked where he got the roll of money. Her heart broke upon hearing him explain that most of the time he did not buy soup because he wants to save money for his eye check up.

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According to Moreno, her son is blind on one eye and had often asked them to bring him to a clinic to have the eye checked. The boy had lots of plans for the future, saying he would find a good job and buy his parents a car, but was worried he would not be able to do that because of his eye.

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Moreno helped her son count the money he saved – and it reached Php75. The mom praised her son, but her heart broke knowing her son did not eat snacks for many days just so he could start saving for his eyes…

Watch the video here:

SORRY ANAK!!!!Nakaka durog nman Ng puso ang anak ko 😢 pinapagalitan ko lagi pag nkikita kong malinis Ang tasa niyang dinadala sa school dahil inisip ko binibili niya lng Ng Kung ano2x Ang bnibigay Kong 10 araw2x para sa soup niya….Un pala iniipon na niya para mapa check up na ung mata niya 😭Matagal na niyang tinatanong sa akin Kung paano daw siya makakapagtrabaho Ng magandang trabaho pag laki niya gayong bulag nman Ang Isa niyang mata😭 baka d daw siya tanggapin paano niya daw kami mabibilhan Ng sasakyan Ng papa niya. Ang dami nga daw Ng aasar sa kanya na bulag at duling siya😭😭Ang sakit2x sa pakiramdam na wala akong maisagot Kung paano nga ba ang kinabukasan niya pagdating Ng araw😥

Posted by Crisalyn Moreno on Saturday, 27 July 2019

Can a Blind Person Still See?

Depending on the condition, a blind person can still see with medical intervention. Eye surgery is often necessary for that to happen, but new developments in medicine show promise of better ways to help a blind person see without needing surgery.

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