Children in the Philippines who live in extreme poverty lack access to quality healthcare. They are often denied assistance, and for medically complex children, that can be a death sentence.
John Covie and Joelson are brothers who live with their family in the Philippines. John Covie is only 3-months-old and has Down syndrome. His older brother, Joelson, has cerebral palsy and only weighs 33 pounds.
As soon as we saw their photos in our messages, our hearts broke. We knew they needed help.
Their father is a laborer on a rice farm but he has been unable to work for the last 4 months due to COVID. They have been surviving on help given to them by their neighbours and relatives. But they are also struggling.
During our interview, we had to push their mother to tell us what they needed as she was only asking for the bare minimum. She did not want to ask for much and said she would be grateful for any and all support we could provide to her children.
We noticed the boys were sleeping on a bamboo bed with just blankets on top of cardboard for padding so we are raising funds to purchase a crib for John Covie and a mattress for Joelson. We also want to send formula, diapers, cerelac and vitamins for the brothers.
We need your help to raise the funds needed for all of these items. Can you help make their lives more comfortable?
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Maya’s Hope helps disadvantaged children living in poverty and helps provide hope by instilling value and purpose in each child.