Make-A-Wish Foundation helps a child travel to the Philippines for Christmas
December 13, 2011
Rolfo "Julius" Dogillo, a 15-year-old Filipino boy, recently found out that the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam would be fulfilling his request and sending him and his mother home to the Philippines for the holidays. Dogillo suffers from end-stage renal disease, and has been getting treatment in Guam for the past two years, according to Guam's Pacific Daily News. He, his mother and four siblings will be able to travel home for Christmas thanks to a $7,500 donation from the TakeCare Insurance Company.
"When I interviewed him he was in dialysis treatment," Victor Camacho, the executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam, told the news source. "I just got the sense from him that he really loves being with his family."
Dogillo has not been home in five months, but he can make calls to the Philippines to stay in touch with his relatives until he heads home for the holidays. The news publication reports that Dogillo is looking forward to seeing his relatives, especially his father and grandmother. He also plans to visit the Enchanted Kingdom, which is often referred to as the "Disneyland of the Philippines."
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