8 Yr old Janeth's Heart Surgery, PH

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What would you do?

Initially we wanted to help this family raise their ability to sustain themselves by essentially running a taxi service for their community. We’d purchase and donate a Tricycle, or Trike as they’re commonly known throughout the Philippines to the Dela Cruz Family.

As Claus was interviewing the family he noticed one of the kids, Janeth, was lethargic and had blue lips. After our interview he asked the mom, Evelyn, about her daughters health. She told me she had gone to a doctor and he said she needed a proper diagnosis which would cost P4000 ($80)! Making only P3000 ($60) per month made this an impossibility. 

We then realized that without our help she would most likely not live for long.

So, what would YOU do?

We took on the additional challenge to help this little girl and her family and figured it was better to do something regardless of outcome than do nothing at all. We’re raising these funds to help this family.

We need to raise $13,000 USD or $16,330 CAD.


Her condition comprises of:

- Congenital Heart Disease

- Tetralogy of Fallot

What is that?

A heart defect that features four problems.

1. A hole between the lower chambers of the heart

2. An obstruction from the heart to the lungs

3. The aorta (blood vessel) lies over the hole in the lower chambers

4. The muscle surrounding the lower right chamber becomes overly thickened

Her recommended treatment is a medication period of 90 days, which she has just started, and to repair her condition  via surgery after her medication period.

About us:

Claus G Bauer
Claus is a family man with an accomplished list of career paths. He has founded 3 non-profit organizations and developed charitable programs spanning 3 continents including Mexico, the Philippines and Southern Africa. An entrepreneur at heart, Claus started his first successful company at the age of 22 and currently owns Paradise English Boracay in the Philippines. He has had articles written about him and his work including being featured on the front page of the Vancouver Province and was interviewed by Global Television for helping homeless families in Mexico. Multiple newspaper articles have been written about his philanthropic and business acumen locally and internationally. Claus is currently studying in the Documentary Film program at Capilano University. At present he is raising funds for the Dela Cruz family in the Philippines for heart surgery and the purchase of a tricycle (taxi).

Shaun Finn
DOP - Director - Producer
Shaun has over 15 years of experience in Cinematography and has become a successful filmmaker. His work has taken him around Canada, the US, and the world. He has worked on projects for clients small and large ranging from broadcast television to corporate videos. He’s currently working on an HGTV series titled My Floating Home as DOP and Director / Producer. Shaun has also recently collaborated with The Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet, and Budweiser that resulted in a short film rounding out a series produced about pond hockey in the interior of BC. Some notable clients include: Hockey Night in Canada, Discovery Channel, Cottage Life, Heart & Stroke Foundation, and The BC Children’s Hospital.
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Great News!
Janet was diagnosed by Dr. Lopez, her pediatric cardiologist, and he has confirmed her lungs have cleared of infection. She is scheduled to have her dental work done Friday. So hopefully we can schedule her heart surgery a couple weeks shortly thereafter. Janet has gained some weight and is looking healthier already. Will send some pics as soon as we get some. Thanks everyone!
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The trip has ended with our trike giveaway but we are still waiting for Janet to get well enough for her heart surgery. Janet and her mom will be heading back to Manila May 18 for another doctors appointment. Her lungs need to be clear of infection before surgery can take place. Lets hope for great news!
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So our trike journey has ended after many months of planning and research. The trike has been given to the Dela Cruz family, now we wait for surgery hopefully in May! What an experience, amazing! 800km and my butt is still sore.
A new life for the Dela Cruz clan
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A long day for little Janet being prodded and diagnosed many times by her new pediatric cardiologist Dr. Lopez and dentist Dr. Farnacio. Mostly stuck in a doctors office or traffic, not a fun day but definitely a productive one.

We found that Janet might have TB or pneumonia and needs to have 10 teeth pulled!!! As her immune system is weak she will need to take medicine to clear her lungs. Also she needs to have dental surgery before her heart operation. Hopefully we will get the all clear in May for her surgery.
With our crew in Manila!
The top left lung is cloudy, maybe TB.
Dental Xray
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