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Making Miracles Happen for Mikhail



Mikhail lives in one of Kalipay Foundation’s adopted communities, the Alberto Balcells Hope Village- Gawad Kalinga in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Despite being born a normal kid, at the age of three, Mikhail slowly deteriorated physically. He was not able to walk properly from then on and was confined to a wheelchair most of the time. Eventually, Mikhail lost his eyesight, too. After several consultations with neuropediatricians in the city, Mikhail remains in this debilitating state.

What makes us fight for Mikhail is his happy disposition notwithstanding his condition. He remains positive in his attitude and behavior towards people, greeting them with a ready smile even though he cannot see them. He communicates by touching.

Mikhail is well-loved and well-cared for by his family, especially his grandmother, Rosalinda. Lola Rosalinda has been Mikhail’s source of strength, and in turn, Mikhail is Lola Rosalinda’s life. One can see the genuine and selfless love that this grandmother has for her grandson, so moving that it has encouraged Kalipay to do everything to save a beautiful soul, that it might live a beautiful life.

With the help of kind and supportive volunteers like Gonzalo Erize from Argentina and his friends, Mikhail and Lola Rosalinda have been brought to Manila so that Mikhail can undergo various medical interventions to determine what really is his illness. At present, Mikhail’s working diagnosis is Neurodegenerative White Mater Disease probably Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis Versus Adrenoleukodystrophy cannot totally rule out Mitochondrial Disease. This disease has a ratio of 1:10,000 making it very rare.

Aside from this diagnosis, Mikhail’s doctors are now treating his pneumonia. A nasogastric tube (NGT) has also been inserted to prevent aspiration and to facilitate feeding and medication.

Kalipay Negrense Foundation is now asking your kind hearts to help Mikhail. It is a long road for Mikhail but with your help, his pain will be alleviated. Any assistance will be very much appreciated.

Please help us MAKE MIRACLES for MIKHAIL. For your donations, call +6334 4352496 or +639177002345 or send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it