Monday, April 25, 2011

Daniel de los Santos, AJ Perez' Left Cornea Beneficiary

Eight-year-old Daniel de los Santos is the lucky beneficiary of the last young actor AJ Perez' left cornea.

Daniel has a white dot on his right eye that blurs his vision caused by an eye inflammatory disease called corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis).

Daniel, who is suffering from this eye condition since he was a baby, is scheduled to undergo a corneal transplant tomorrow, the same day where AJ's remains will be buried at the Manila Memorial Park in Paranaque City.

Sarah Delos Santos, Daniel's mother, said she has long prayed for Daniel to get a corneal transplant but he can't receive corneas of adults because of his young age.

"Sa age nya, dapat galing sa teenager yung donor. Puspusan kong ipinagdasal na ibigay ito ni Lord sa kanya. Malaki ang pasasalamat namin sa Diyos at sa pamilya ni AJ,� she said.

Daniel said he is happy because he will finally be able to read well and will have an easier time in school.

"Gusto ko pong maging doctor para makatulong sa ibang tao," he said.

Meanwhile, 28 year-old Lawrence Villanueva, recipient of AJ's right eye, had a successful operation last April 21, Maundy Thursday (read related post HERE).

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