Weʼre raising £15,000 to help a 10 year old boy from Philippines who's now under dialysis for rest of his life due to medical malpractice.
- Laguna, Philippines
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I post this message in the hope to raise funds for a 10 year old boy from San Antonio, Bińan, Laguna, Philippines, who’s been a victim of misdiagnosis and medical malpractice.
Roby Barnuevo, though from a very poor family was once a very healthy and active boy, until 5 months ago he had a severe abdominal pain and his parents (not having enough money to take him to a private hospital) took him to a local medical centre where he was misdiagnosed, firstly with dengue fever and then secondly with a tetanus infection.
The medical complications started when the doctor injected different types of drugs into Roby's body. Roby's health then drastically deteriorated.
Roby's parents borrowed money and asked for help from friends and family to be able to take him to the Children's Hospital in Manila, where the correct diagnosis result was UTI (urinary tract infection) but he was later dismissed as the specialist hospital said he had already lost the function of his two kidneys and he needs to stay at home on dialysis in order to live.
The amount of maintenance for the dialysis machine cost Roby's family £700 (Php 46,000) a month, which is a lot of money for a very low income family. His mother doesn't want to give him up, and is hoping her son will continue to live.
Roby's health could be restored if you could help his family to raise enough money to be able to pay for a decent specialist doctor who could do a proper procedure of a kidney transplant as some of his family members are willing to donate their kidney to give back Roby's childhood.
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