In celebration of the love month, game changer smartphone brand realme held an online contest that gathered different love stories for a chance to win a brand-new realme C1 and Php35,000 in cash. The #IFoundRealLove contest saw hundreds of stories of love among friends, families and life partners, but one particular story stood out among the rest—the story submitted by 28-year old mother Rejane Morales.
The young mother from Pasay sent in the story about her beloved baby daughter Denisse, who was diagnosed with cystic hygroma or the abnormal growth of a fluid-filled sac resulting from a blockage in the lymphatic system. Even prior to her birth, ultrasound results showed that there was already a tumor in baby Denisse’s tongue, and this grew bigger and deprived her of the ability to eat properly or talk.
#ifoundreallove#realmephSobrang nagpapasalamat po kmi na si baby dennise po napili na manalo sa #realmeph Sobrang napka bless po ng aking anak kasi sa sa sobrang daming nagmamahal sa knya.. marami po ang sumoporta sa knya.. na sya ang manalo sa #ifoundreallove .. Maraming maraming salamat po.. yung napanalonan nya po ay ilalaan po nmin sa kanyang gamotan.. na sobrang tagal pa matapos.. sa lhat po ng tumutulong kay baby dennise..sana po wag nyo po syang bibitawan. Patuloy nyo po syang ipagdasal.. at suportahan sa knyang gamotan..nong una ayaw napo nmin sumali kasi tagilid napo kmi ,,pero sinubokan ko para kay baby dennise sumobok po kmi para sa knyang operation.. Sa #realmeph… Sobrang salamat po#thankful#bless#figtherbaby
Posted by Rejane Morales on Sunday, March 3, 2019
The rarity of the case and the family’s financial situation limited the medical attention that could be given to baby Denisse, which in turn raised the risk of her permanently losing the ability to speak. With the help of kind-hearted people and organizations, baby Denisse was able to undergo her first surgery, which amounted to about Php70,000, excluding laboratory tests and daily expenses. Sadly, she still needs to undergo three more surgical procedures, which will require a hefty Php400,000.
As if by some stroke of fate, Rejane saw realme’s #IFoundRealLove contest through her Facebook timeline while she was thinking of ways to raise funds for her daughter’s operation. With nothing to lose, Rejane decided to join and shared the story of her unconditional love for her daughter. The netizens were touched by Rejane and Denisse’s story, which raked in a total of 276,000 engagement, thus making the mother and daughter the winners of the smartphone brand’s online contest.
One phone call with the realme Philippines team and Rejane knew that her real love has brought real hope for her daughter. By sharing her story, she will not only be bringing home a new realme C1 unit but she will also be getting Php35,000 in cash for baby Denisse’s medical needs.
It was Rejane’s love for her daughter that has kept hope alive for their family despite the odds. Their story is a beautiful illustration of a mother’s willingness to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a chance to live and experience the beautiful future that she deserves.
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