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.
Saviona is a 10-week-old baby from the Philippines. She was born with an occipital encephalocele. An occipital encephalocele is when a portion of the brain sticks outside an openings in the skull and is usually covered by skin or a thin membrane so that the defect resembles a small sac.
Saviona's father left the family and does not provide any support for his child. Her mother is desperate to help her baby.
The skin of the encephalocele is splitting and wheeping. She urgently needs surgery or she could develop a life-threatening infection.
We need your help to raise the funded needed as quickly as possible.
Can you help baby Saviona?