Recently, thousands of netizens were touched by this father who has been selling homemade banana cakes on the side of the street to raise P1.6 million for his baby’s liver transplant.
The loving father is doing for his 8-month-old baby, Aqui, who was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts which occurs among infants.
On Facebook, a concerned netizen named Jenny Sumalpong, who is also the founder of LITRO (LIver TRansplant Operation) Babies Philippines, Inc shared heartwarming photos of this father who is carrying his child while selling banana cakes.
Jenny captioned her post, “This breaks my heart. They are selling banana cakes to raise funds (P1.6 million) for Baby Aqui’s liver transplant.”
The concerned netizen also encouraged other Facebook users to share the post so it can reach to the right people who can help the parents raise funds for the operation or those who simply wants to buy their banana cakes,
“A father’s love for his son. Salute to you, Sir.. Bili na po kayo. Paki-share, please, para marami bumili at para maoperahan na si Baby.”
As seen in the photos, the father is selling his banana cakes for only P120 per loaf.
Jenny also called out the attention of the mayor and congressman from Laguna to help the family who is living in Calamba City, Laguna.
She also included some important details on her post about the parents of the child and contact their contact details, for those who will be sending their help.
Thousands of Facebook users also tagged their friends and some pages of public servants to share the post.
As of this writing, the post has reached more than 37,000 reactions, 133,000 shares, and thousands of comments from netizens.
Here are some of the comments from the viral post:
“May God heal your son. Have faith in Jesus name. God loves the world.”
“God bless you manong and your baby. Believe that God is good.”
“Help them. In jesus name. Amen”
Meanwhile, many netizens who were touched by their story have committed to help and send donations the family.