Baby Love–A Pre-Valentine Benefit Dinner for Baby Gio

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I am dedicating this post to our good friends, the Villarosa family here in Bacolod City. Daphne Demabildo-Villarosa and Roy Ian Ayco Villarosa are raising funds for the surgical procedures needed to correct their son Baby Gio’s cleft lip and palate.

In line with this, they are holding a fund-raising pre-Valentine dinner on February 7, 2015, 6:30pm at Mely’s Garden, located at 6th-Lacson Street, Bacolod City. Entertainment will be provided by Angelica Prado of The Voice Season 1 and Aire Acoustic.

Part of the proceeds of this benefit dinner will go to a movement they are starting called “Love in a Bottle.” It is a campaign aimed at raising funds to buy feeding bottles that are specially designed for newborns with clefts.

If you want to support this family, tickets to the dinner are at P500 each. You may contact Daphne and Ian at these numbers: 0923-9634436 or 0923-2332355.

This is two-month old Baby Gio. On the right, Gio is show with an obturator, Photo by Dr. Dianne Lim of Comfydent Dental Clinic.

I would also like to give way to Daphne’s own words:
“You may ask, why do we need to raise funds for Gio’s surgery when there are organizations that sponsor free operations for clefts? Unfortunately for us, we were told we won’t qualify as beneficiary of charity medical missions since Ian has work and that only indigent patients can be accommodated. But no matter how much Ian would work overtime, we can’t raise the needed amount for Gio’s operations in two months’ time. But I know that with the collective support of our friends and family, we’ll be able to gather enough to defray baby Gio’s medical expenses. I am trusting God for another miracle through our network of friends and family. Thank you and God bless!”

If you want to help them, you may send your support to:
Roy Ian Villarosa
BPI SA 9199 1279 74

Thank you very much!

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