'Baby Kedrick' dies; family appeal for help for over P400K hospital bill

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By BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, MDN life and style editor
July 22, 2021

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(Editor's Note: When Ms Donah sought the help of Mindanao Daily News, without hesitation we immediately posted her pleading and started helping her. Who we are to deny her of our help in this trying times of her life.)

 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - WHEN CHALLENGES struck a poor family, and especially when someone dies, we don't know exactly what to do, and where to go. This is now the feeling of Ms Donah Mantecajon, 24 of Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, and the biological parent of 1-month old infant,'Baby Kedrick, who died in one of the private hospitals in the city due to lung complications.

In an exclusive interview with Mindanao Daily News, Donah said her baby was born pre-mature, the reason that he has problem with his lungs.

"Premature ang bata pangpanganak nako sir. Galisod siyag ginhawa kay naa siyay problema sa lungs."

Donah Mantecajon works at a small private firm in Cagayan de Oro, with only a meager income, good enough to make ends meet. And when her newly-born son, Baby Kedrick, was contracted with a lung problem, the family's misery has also started to give them many sleepness nights. They coudn't sleep thinking where to get the daily finances to fund the medical prescriptions of the baby while recuperating at the hospital for more than a month.

But because parents as they were, they would do everything just to save the precious life of their 'baby Kedrick.' The daily medical prescriptions have grown and the bills were also piling up.

"Pwd ko mangayu ug gamay nga tabang pls πŸ™ wala nami kabalu asa mi mangayug tabang 😭 dako pa kayu amung balance sa bill ni baby unya naa nay interest (10%) sa July 24. 😭 Pls pls pls πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™," was Ms Donah's pleading to MDN when she sought our help.

Ms Donah was a symbol of how a biological mother reacted to the pressures of having one of the biggest challenges in her life. Hospitalization of our immediate family member is one BIG dilemma. Much more if they die.

"Atung June 23 pa namatay akong baby until now wala pa namu na fully paid iyang bill maong di pud namu makuha iyang death certificate ug birth certificate," she recalled her present predicament.....TO BE CONTINUED.

For people and avid readers of Mindanao Daily, who always have a BIG heart to HELP, you can send small donations to the immediate family's Gcash Acct number. Small donations rolled into one is already a BIG help to the bereaved family of Baby Kedrick. For Gcash donations - 09261147399 Devellah Mantecajon, and for donations thru bank - BDO accnt# - 002840414690 Krizar James Escabarte    

 


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