It was almost a decade when the young actor AJ Perez lost his life in an accident. During the incident, the family’s actor decided to donate his cornea to a person who need to it.
During the Eat Bulaga episode “Bawal Judgmental”, the recipient of the late actor appeared on national television and shared his gratefulness to the actor and to his family. He is John Daniel delos Santos 17 year-old. The cornea transplant was successfully done on April 26, 2011changed his life.
The teen-ager shared his experience why he lost his sight. They were uncertain of the cause if his blindness and luckily he was chosen as the recipient of the Aj’s cornea.
“Noong one and a half months old daw po ako, noong baby nagkasugat po ako sa mata, tapos hindi po alam kung ano ‘yong cause. Siguro daw po, alikabok daw po, tapos nakusot ko, or baka daw po nakalmot ng kuko ko. Eight years old po ako noong naoperahan.”, he shared.
“Aninag lang po yung nakikita ko., isang mata lang po ang gumagana sa akin kaya po nahihirapan po ako. Kapag nagbabasa po, sumasakit ‘yung ulo.” he continued.
He is very thankful to Aj’s parents and to the actor because he can benefit on his cornea in his lifetime.
“Sa parents po ni Kuya AJ, saka sa kanya po mismo, maraming-maraming salamat po kasi napakalaking tulong po sa akin ang cornea niya po. Habambuhay po ang pasasalamat ko sa kanila.”, he gratefully expressed.
Aj Perez was shown in national television show including Abt Ur Luv, Sabel, Maalaala Mo Kaya-Tsinelas, and got the golden screen TV award for the “Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a single drama/telemovie program” category.