Children in the Philippines who live in extreme poverty lack access to quality healthcare. They are often denied assistance and are unable to afford necessities to improve their quality of life.
Meet RJ, he is only two weeks old. This is an extremely urgent case, we need to move fast if baby RJ is going to have a chance at survival.
RJ was born with an occipital encephalocele (an encephalocele is a congenital neural tube defect characterized by herniation/protrusion of the intracranial contents (meninges, brain, and part of the ventricles) through a defect in the skull).
The skin and tissue covering the encephalocele is very thin and could rupture at any time.
RJ's father earns around $200USD per month so the cost of this surgery is out of their reach.
Can you help us save the life of baby RJ?