|She was born on February 17, 2004 at the Bulacan
Provincial Hospital. Her mom is Judith Joy Gaoiran and her father is
Ian Harvey Gaoiran. She has a elder brother named John Henry Gaoiran.
When her mom gave birth to her, my mom is the one who took care for
them both and of course her husband.
When the time she have
delivered Shanti, she thought she was just dreaming when she saw
Shanti's hand. And then the doctor told us that they don't know if
Shanti can live longer because of her situation. The doctor didn't
encounter yet that kind of syndrome and he didn't even know what it
is and because of this, Shanti's mom was so sad that she didn't even
want to see Shanti because it will only hurt her because of what the
doctor said that she'll no longer live. She have to breast feed
Shanti, although Shanti was so hungry she didn't even plan to visit
Her father was crying and didn't know what to do. He almost loses
his hope. But were there to support them..
After a few weeks, Shanti was transferred here in our province
Cavite because the relatives of her father can't accept her and she
was called "tyanak" a baby monster. But of course this is so hard
for her father and mother to be separated to their daughter but it
will be the best for Shanti. Although we know they (her
father's relatives) can afford to support Shanti's medical expenses,
they didn't give any. They are so greedy, that's why my family
(Shanti's mom's relatives) decided to help and contribute what they
can to help her.
She was confined to the hospital many times because of her
asthma. On the morning of December 26,2005 around 6 a.m. we
almost lost Shanti. She had a cough and cold but we didn't expect
that it was worst. She's having a nebulizer and then suddenly she
stops breathing and then to the hospital were all crying and praying
that she'll be fine. Her color almost turn violet but the nurses at
the hospital was able to revive her.
and after that were so thankful that she still with us.. And we love
her so much.
Shanti was also scheduled two times for the operation on her hand
but it was always postponed because of her asthma and fever. Because
it is a public hospital it's not that clean that's why she's always
having viral infection.
and then we browse to the internet to understand more about Apert
syndrome. And the we saw Teeter's page and contact you.. Then we (kuya,
pol, and me) started mailing each other and gave us hope that we can
do something for Shanti.
She's friendly but she finds it hard to deal with other children
because they are always frighten at her..
She's so intelligent and talkative but the doctor said that her
mental development is 6 months late. And we're doing our best to
teach her. And now. we're hoping to make it there!!!