Who is Tibay?
Tibay – The Story Of A Child’s Strength And The Father’s Unwavering Love
Stevie Agie Garcia at a very young age of 1 year and 10 months is already a pillar of strength and courage. He has shown these by not giving up despite his suffering from advanced liver cirrhosis. This is a consequence of his biliary atresia disease, a condition diagnosed when he was only 4 months old and after more than 20 days in the hospital. He is nicknamed “Tibay” as a testament to this.
The second child of Argie Bhoi Garcia from Sta. Monica, Sasmuan, Pampanga, Stevie will be needing liver transplant in The Medical City to the tune of P4.5M to survive. An amount that the family’s meager resources can hardly cover. His all sacrificing mother will be the donor of his liver not minding the danger of this procedure to her own life. But his family is undaunted.
Faith and Unwavering Love
“Ni minsan di ko tinanong si God kung bakit ganito ang binigay nya sa amin. Pinagdasal ko lang sa kanya na bigyan nya ako ng madaming lakas at tamang pag-iisip para malaman ko kung ano ang dapat kong gawin at kung saan ko sya dapat dalhin. Alam kong binigay nya ito sa akin dahil alam nyang kaya kong itong dalhin.”
It is the steadfast faith in God that gives Arvie the strength to fight for his child’s life as he relates in front of running bloggers and team leaders during the race launch at Jollibee Aurora Blvd.how he manages to cope. He broke down into tears several times.
“Kaya kong mamalimos para lang sa anak ko,” he added bringing tears to those in attendance as well.
Not only will a huge amount of money be needed for the transplant, the anti-rejection medication that comes right after is one big financial burden to shoulder for the family as well.
Given the strong faith in God and the love for Baby Tibay by his family, they will not easily give up the fight.
“Isinantabi muna namin ng asawa ko ang mga pangarap namin. Gusto lang namin na lumaki sya ng normal at makapag-aral ng mabuti.” Avie demonstrates such unwavering love for his Tibay.
Donations are very much welcome at these bank accounts:
Account Name – Arghie Bhoi J. Garcia
BDO Accnt. No. – 005760333241
Metrobank Accnt. No. – 1333133456792
You may contact him at these digits:
Smart – 0908-935-7457
Globe – 0926-785-2031
April 9, 2017
10mi. – P750
6mi. – P650
3 mi. – P550
2mi. – P400
10mi. – Event Shirt, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to Baby Tibay, Freebies from Sponsors, Free Breakfast
6mi. – Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to Baby Tibay, Freebies from Sponsors, Free Breakfast
3 mi. – Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to Baby Tibay, Freebies from Sponsors, Free Breakfast
2mi. – Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to Baby Tibay, Freebies from Sponsors, Free Breakfast
Registration – March 6 – April 8
Sportshouse SM North EDSA | SM Clark | SM Pampanga
10mi. – 5am
6mi. – 5:30
3mi. – 5:45
2mi. – 6:00
Assembly Time 4am