Fashion show held for model's brother

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 20 2011 12:47 AM | Updated as of Aug 20 2011 08:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Renowned fashion designers and models have organized a fund-raising event for the benefit of a brother of former “Pinoy Fear Factor" contestant and international male model Ram Sagad.

Proceeds from the fashion show will be used for the medical operation of Steve Sagad, who is suffering Marfan syndrome.

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder which affects a person’s connective tissues.

People with Marfan syndrome tend to grow unusually tall and are susceptible to dangerous complications.

Ram has been longing to provide a better life for Steve. He had sought for the best specialists in New York who could treat his brother’s disorder.

Aware that Ram lacks enough funds for the needed medical procedure, his friends and colleagues in the fashion industry worked together to find a way to help him. – report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News