Pedro lives with his parents and brother near our Don Bosco sponsor site in Paraguay.
Pedro was born with cerebral palsy, which affected his motor skill development and mobility. He relies on a gastric button for his daily food intake.
Now 14, Pedro has been attending outpatient therapies and appointments at the national hospital all his life. He and his mother are grateful for the support of his Chalice sponsor through these years. Gastric buttons, also known as feeding tubes, have a limited lifespan, especially in growing young men. It is common for them to deteriorate and need replacing after a year. Timely replacement is important, ensuring there is no disruption to Pedro’s nutrition requirements.
His surgery will be publicly funded, but the cost of the feeding tube materials themselves is charged to Pedro’s mother. The cost is $ 415.78 CAD, which is more than she can afford on her income as a potter.
The Don Bosco site has therefore requested the full amount. Pedro’s Chalice field worker will go with him and his mother to buy the G-button, and then Pedro will undergo the operation.
Funding Request: $415.78 CAD
Critical Need: CN PDB1022C
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.