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.
Ivory is an adorable 2-year-old girl who lives with her family in the Philippines. Ivory has a rare genetic disorder called Bartter syndrome. Bartter syndrome is a general term for a group of rare genetic disorders in which there are specific defects in kidney function. These defects impair the kidney's ability to reabsorb salt and cause imbalances in various electrolyte and fluid concentrations in the body. She was also born with hydrocephalus and had shunt surgery last year. Her older brother also has Bartter syndrome. She needs to take supplements daily to maintain her health and keep her electrolytes stable.
Her father lost his job due to COVID in March. He has been able to find work as a tricycle driver but the hours are not regular. Their family is struggling to provide their children with the essentials they need for their health.
We want to support this family by providing Ivory with formula, diapers, electrolyte supplements and vitamins for one month. Can you help?