Meet Aldrin – 6 Year old amputee, victim of Typhoon Haiyan

Young Aldrin Tadic, age 6, has arrived from the Philippines for medical treatment and his new leg. During the November, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, his home city Tacloban was the “hardest hit” according to the Philippines News Agency. He lost his left leg when he was hit by a flying piece of metal. Thousands were reported killed as the storm — described as “one of the world’s most powerful typhoons” — slammed into the Philippine Island nation. As many as 10,000 people are believed to have died just in the city of Tacloban, alone, where entire streets, including homes, schools and businesses, were wiped out. The storm produced wind gusts as high as 230 M.P.H. At least one large ship was washed ashore in Tacloban by strong waves. GMRF has arranged for Aldrin, accompanied by his mother, to come to the United States for medical evaluation and treatment for a prosthetic leg by our partners-in-effort, the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. Aldrin and his mother have become the newest members of the GMRF family to arrive to our “Dare To Dream House.”