Nicanor Salamat was saved from potentially irreversible nerve damage that was caused by Guillain - Barre Syndrome (GBS). Although very rare, GBS could cause death, usually from breathing difficulty brought on by muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. Nicanor needed three day's worth of immunoglobulin therapy (IVIg) to resolve the condition. This would amount to over PhP300,000.00.
Despite all their efforts, his family was able to come up with funds to cover only two days of treatment - which would not be effective in reversing the condition. They then approached us for any financial assistance we could give. After reviewing the case, especially in terms of the urgency of treatment and concomitant probability of good outcome if said treatment is given, the Foundation immediately responded to Nicanor's plight and shouldered the final treatment - which amounted to a little over PhP100,000.00.