Operation Blessing’s Life-Changing Surgery assists impoverished Filipino children and adults with debilitating medical conditions or injuries that can be corrected through surgery.

This is how your support changed Rogelio’s life in 2021.

In 2019, Rogelio Recacho Jr. got into an accident while driving their motorcycle, resulting in a fractured right leg. He was confined at Bicol Medical Center for six weeks and was recommended for an orthopedic metal implant so he can walk again. Because the family cannot afford the surgery, he was discharged from the hospital.

Rogelio is a 34-year old construction worker who hails from Sipocot, Camarines Sur. He lives in a small semi-concrete house with his parents and siblings. They use an improvised wooden stove for cooking, and their water supply comes from their water pump. They are active members of their barangay and beloved by their neighbors.

Rogelio is the eldest sibling of four. His parents did not finish high school and neither did he. His youngest siblings are still in grade school. The family’s combined income is barely enough to feed them for a month. Because of his injury, he is unable to help the family with their finances. The pandemic aggravated the situation as they are unable to find additional income to fund the surgery.

That’s when the help of our US donors comes in.

“I am grateful that after almost 2 years of not being able to walk, I was given hope by Operation Blessing that I can walk again. It was hard to watch my family struggle. I felt hopeless, but I kept praying. This is an answered prayer. Thank you for giving me a chance to be well again,” said Rogelio.

Help us help other medical patients like Rogelio. Partner with us via www.operationblessing.ph/give. For inquiries, please contact us at 09399215543 or 09189067753. #Happy25YearsOB #MissionYouCanBelieveIn | Story by Gyals Visaya