Last Sunday I called Lola for updates and referral from kindhearted friends. I believed and I can feel that Baby Emmanuel is a FIGHTER!
A four month old baby fighting for his life, it was really so heartbreaking seeing him catch his breath thru the tubes connected to him, I know lumalaban sya.
Sabi ni Lola: Margie (hehe un tawag nya sa akin) maraming salamat, at kay kitkat (hehe yun tawag nya kay kcat) pati na rin kay nini Jho at dun sa kaibigan nya.
Lola Angelica: "May nagtext sa akin, nabasa daw nya sa Mla. Bulletin si totoy (Baby Emmanuel), tutuo ba daw yun? sabi ko kahit tawagan nyo po yung mga doctor sa PICU. Sabi nya tutulong daw sya, pero di na nagtext uli. Kailangang kailangan ma CT scan na si totoy, dahil patuloy ang lagnat nya at para makita yung estado ng tumor sa baga nya pagkatapos ng unang chemo nya. Naglakas loob akong tinext uli ung taong nag text sa akin. Sabi ko parang awa nyo na po, kailangang kailangan na ma CT Scan si totoy. Sumagot at hiningi ang number ng mga doctor. Maya maya nag text uli, malayo ako, nasa Bicol ako, kunin mo na sa banko ang pang CT scan ng apo mo, mula ngayon lagi ko syang kasama sa pagdarasal ko, sana lumiit na yung tumor na makita sa CT Scan. Laking tuwa ko at pasasalamat sa taong ito na ayaw magpakilala. Nagulat ang mga doktor nang lumabas ang resulta ng CT scan. Lumiit ang tumor na nasa baga nya na halos matakpan na ito sa mga dating CT Scan nya."
AMAZING! Amazing what prayers can do. And God sends His instruments for the answered prayers.
Kwento ni lola,
Few days after Baby Emmanuel was admitted at PGH almost four months ago, nag zero respiration na sya. But the mother and lola fought for it thru prayers and he was revived. Really amazing! God may have purpose on him or in any one of us who will help the baby fight this battle, we really can never tell only God knows and HIS will be done.
Malaki ang tiwala ni lola na “Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa” kaya kahit anong hirap, kahit gaano kalayo gagawin nya mailigtas nya lang ang apo nya. And I believe it’s her FAITH and TRUE LOVE for Baby Emmanuel that will save him. I strongly believe that faith, prayers, perseverance and true love that comes deeply from the heart can save a life. God opens His door with open arms.
Your continuous prayers and little help means so much. Let’s extend our helping heart ♥ and save a life ♥♥♥
Matthew 1:23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"--which means, "God with us."
Emmanuel Zagala (born on January 14, 2012) was diagnosed with Anterior Madiastinal Mass, Teratoma Immature. He is currently at Pedia Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Phil. General Hospital. His family is in dire in of financial assistance especially now that he needs to undergo a series of chemotherapy before having a surgery to remove his tumor. Baby Emmanuel is fighting to live so let's join him in his battle.
Please get in touch with:
Angelina Marciano Fortaleza (grandmother) at 0932-4706825
Mother: Angelica Ella F. Ibias (mother) at 0932-7835225
You may send in your donations via:
BPI SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO. 4989 0734 49
Account Name: ANGELINA MARCIANO FORTALEZA
Branch: Padre Faura, Taft
Patient's Name: Emmanuel Zagala
Section of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Pediatrics - UP PGH
Bed # 6, PICU
Age: 4 months old
Case No. 3796772
Below are the names of the fellows in said section who handle baby Emmanuel's case [taken from one of the documents from grandma]:
Domiline L. Coniconde-Arca, MD
Marciel M. Pedro, MD
Cheryl Lyn A. Diez, MD
Jochrys I. Estanislao, MD
Maria Christina B. Arombo, MD
Doctors' phone number: 554-8400 local 2104/4121