CONNER, Apayao – Aliwa Eagles Club (AEC), a socio-civic organization covering Cagayan Valley and Region 3 (CVR3), has come to the rescue of a five-year-old female kid from Conner, Apayao, by giving PhP11 thousand cash assistance for the treatment of her Hydrocephalus, neurological disorder.
The patient, Raiza G. Sunggay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sunggay, was born with such a brain disorder but has never received proper medical attention due to her family’s financial difficulty.
Hydrocephalus is a brain condition characterized by excess fluid build-up in fluid-containing cavities of the brain, which results in developmental, physical, and intellectual impairments and could only be treated with surgery, according to experts.
The awarding of the assistance was held as part of AEC’s inaugural program last August 22 in the town under its Alalayang Agila initiative. The cash aid given, according to AEC, is just an initial assistance as they pledged to see through Sunggay’s complete treatment and recovery.
The organization also pledged to bridge the patient’s need with other institutions and agencies willing to provide any form of assistance in favor of Sunggay’s recovery.
Led by its President, Father Ace Blaquera, AEC CVR3 is one of the fraternal clubs of The Fraternal Order of Eagles-Philippine Eagles (TFOE-PE) chartered last March 11, 2023.
It advocates the demonstration of service through strong brotherhood and is committed for the welfare of their fellow Filipinos through philanthropic activities such as providing assistance for the medication of patients whose families belong to the disadvantaged sector. By Jomela dela Torre