Two days ago, Dr. Mae Singson announced that Fatima Soriano, AJ’s family’s chosen beneficiary to receive AJ’s cornea, was incompatible for the transplant. Today, Sta. Lucia Eye Bank awarded AJ’s left cornea to one lucky beneficiary named Lawrence Villanueva, this according to a report by Niña Corpus for TV Patrol.
Lawrence, who has been suffering from poor eyesight on his left eye for more than three years now, could not contain his happiness on this very good news.
“God really works in different ways talaga,” the 28-year-old Lawrence said.
Lawrence, who personally claimed AJ’s left cornea, had his successful eye operation today.
Dr. Menguita Padilla, President of Sta. Lucia Eye Bank praises the Perez family in their decision to donate AJ’s cornea despite the pain they’re going through right now due to the lost of their son.
“Humahanga ako sa mga tao na, imagine, nagdadalamhati ka, naghihinagpis ka, namatay ang anak mo, pero naisip mo pa na mag-donate,” Dr. Padilla said.
Dr. Menguita also revealed that AJ’s right cornea will be given to an unnamed 8-year-old boy.