Monday, May 31, 2010

touching

Charity is a virtue of the heart, and not of the hands.” – Joseph Addison
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being in the field of social services, i am fortunate to see different facets of different people.

just today, i attended a charity event in a nursing/housing facility for cancer-stricken children. the place provides an opportunity for less-privileged families from far areas of the city for a place to stay in while the children are in the process of treatment. the place, just behind the city’s government hospital building, is not really grand. it’s a small house enough to accommodate about 20 to 30 people.

it is quite humbling to see young children trying to survive such difficult struggles. seeing young children with different medical conditions is not new to me as i witness these kinds of cases on an almost everyday basis. but seeing this group of children is in a way haunting. from what i’ve learned, almost half are cases of leukemia. i saw children as young as one year old being treated to live and fight for a better life.

ironic though that almost all the children – bald and thin, still play around with so much zest and excitement like any other normal child. somewhat oblivious about their medical condition.

but what really touched me was seeing the joy in the children’s faces, as well as their parents, when they received donations and loot bags from the charity event donors. these are people who have little to no resources to finance such expensive condition. even simple stuff such as the school supplies, i know, will greatly ease up the financial burden that their families are experiencing.

and when i left the facility, i smiled knowing that these children have the chance to live and experience what life has to offer.

7 comments:

Mu[g]en said...

That's so sweet dude. :)

Guyrony said...

And that's the great thing about giving.

The happiness it brings can never be replaced by material things.

I share the same sentiment.

the geek said...

wow...just wow!!

Jepoy Dacuycoy said...

kaya dapat tayong magTHANK YOU at kapag nalulungkot or may problema tayo, isipin nating maswerte tayo sa buhay kahit papaano na hindi tulad ng mga batang ito na nagagawang maging masaya sa kabila ng mga pagsubok sa buhay nila sa murang edad.

:)

Darc Diarist said...

yey lee :)

jp_cardinale said...

the joy of kids is really sincere! :) god bless you you for the acts of kindess.

thanks for the follow! =)

♥ ruby ♥ said...

I hope the best for the kids and I hope a lot more people will help those who are in need.
You have a good heart. :D

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