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Thursday, June 2, 2011

At the Pediatrics Ward of Philippine General Hospital- Out-Patient Department

"What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind." ~Cleveland Amory

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~Dalai Lama

We have gone to PGH many times before, and in every visit, it’s almost the same scenario: young patients waiting for their turn to see the doctor; a mother, a father, a kin beset with worry because his kid is sick, hoping that the minutes, the hours could go faster so they could finally take their turn with the physician. As early as the ungodly hour of three in the morning, they came to the hospital to get the blue card- a symbol of access to the attentions of a doctor, and a ticket to accessible medical services which are otherwise impossible for a family that can barely take three meals a day.
Without charity and generosity hope may never spring, and we feel that with our humble acts, like sharing what we have with the underprivileged patients, we get the message across- that it will never be irrelevant to make a difference. On June 1st the children’s smiles as they watched us ready their snacks and presents were all it took to make our day. Some were impatient and worried while bearing the heat and the long line, but when Chummy Chum came out to dance and we handed out the snacks, it tugged at our hearts to realize it only takes so little to put a smile to a person’s face.
Thanks to Ms Bunny, Ms Gellie and Justin for volunteering today.
Seen in photos: Chummy Chum dancing with the kids in the OPD

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