She only has a vlog and a social networking account now: the vlog to help her finance her medical needs and reach a large audience; and her social networking account to build a community of patients with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the country and spread awareness on the medical condition till the interventions for it become affordable.
“Naghahanap ako ng mga puwedeng pagkakitaan para ma-support ang medical at mga essentials kapag na-monetize na yung YouTube Channel ko. Nakita ko na Youtube-ing is a good way din to have larger audience. Kung malaki na channel ko at marami ng subscribers, madali maka-reach out ng iba at makapag-rally ng tao for a purpose. Saka mas maikakalat ang about AVM – gagamitin ko storya ko,” shared Loida Concepcion Bauto, 26, about her vlog.
The AVM Philippines, on the other hand, started with just five members.
“Nahanap ko yung mga members through avmsurvivors.org. It started with only five tapos dumami yung nakikilala kong members dahil sa pag-share ng story ko. Yung pinakamadaming shares ay umabot sa 28k last February 2018,” the mother of a one-year old explained, referring to another website that aims for peer-to-peer support for AVM survivors.
To date, Bauto’s vlog has reached 502 views while her social networking account has 1,056 followers. What happened to the Top 4 interior designer in her batch has been featured by the philstar, kami, and GMA Network. She has also self-published a book entitled “Memento,” which Bauto has edited as an electronic book and sold at Php 200.00.
Video taken from the YouTube Channel of Loida Bauto