Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko – Appeal of Allysa Jane Trigo

Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko – Appeal of Allysa Jane Trigo


Perhaps, many of us haven’t heard the disease called Johanson Blizzard Syndrome. 1 out of 100 children has this kind of disease. This is the condition Allysa Jane Trigo, she is a one year old child,
she has a Johanson Blizzard Syndrome. What is this disease and how did this disease change the lives of the Family Trigo? Let’s take a look at the story of Allysa Jane. When we reached to their house, we saw Teresa preparing meals for their lunch, while preparing their food she also carry her daughter Allysa Jane Trigo. Jane is the youngest among the three siblings. Alyssa Jane was born normal, but they saw abnormalities on the child’s physical appearance. The doctor thought that it was a symptom of down syndrome. When I delivered her I thought that her white complexion was normal. When they check her blood count they saw that her hemoglobin is too low. Since then she started to undergo monthly blood transfusion and laboratory tests. Teresa didn’t expect that her child will be having a rare disease. According to the doctor she has a rare disease called Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome. The doctor told me that she was the first patient who had this disease here in the Philippines Every month she undergoes in blood transfusion, she also has a thyroid and pancreatic problem. Teresa feels so sad when the doctor said that her child’s life was in danger because it has a disease called
Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome. According to the doctor, she only has 5 years to live. Now she is 1 year and 2 months old then the doctor told me that her life span is 5 years. They figure out her pancreatic problem because of malabsorption and she releases the protein in her body. They said that she was lacking in protein that is why she was malnourished and her hemoglobin is too low. Teresa’s husband is working as a helper in an aluminium shop; here they get their everyday needs and expenses. Even though they are in a hard situation, Teresa tries to be strong for the sake of her family, especially for the sake of her daughter Alyssa. My husband told that is was just a test that God give to us. We need to be strong and believe that she will recover from her condition. Teresa believes that there is a miracle and her daughter will be able to recover from her condition. Good morning to each and every one. I’m begging all of you to please help my daughter. She has a rare condition that was the doctor told us. The doctor told me that her life span was only 5 years. I want her to have a long life. I want to know if there is a laboratory test and medicine are only available abroad. I hope that you could help us in her laboratory tests and medicines to prolong the life of my daughter. Thank you very much. This disease affects the spleen and other organs of the body of the patient. The alliance is still having her thyroid medication. She also needs to undergo in blood transfusion every month. And because many hospitals here in the Philippines are lacking in medical equipment for her condition. She needs to undergo in genetic testing that will be done abroad this is to determine the proper medication for her condition.

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