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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Chummy Chum Visits Erjun in Cavite

CCF Team went to Erjun’s house in Naic, Cavite for a personal visit. 
We met Erjun in PCMC and he is suffering from Portal Hypertension. He has a tumor in the intestine and he easily vomits blood when his somach gets painful. 
We brought him grocery items courtesy of CCF supporters. His family lives in a relocation site in Naic and we had to travel for 3hrs just to get there. We saw the sacrifices of Erjun’s mother. Despite their pitiful condition, she still manages to have his son be treated for his sickness, no matter how expensive, out of deep love for his son. Because of this we decided to help Erjun and asked our partner-organizations for donation to help augment the kid’s medical needs such as medicines worth P6,000 (courtesy of Bantay Bata). 
Their hospital bill went up to P30,000 and we advised them to ask help to PCSO so they managed to just pay P2,000. He is scheduled for a colonoscopy exam but it has been cancelled due to Erjun’s fever. 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following generous individuals for also helping Erjun; Sir Bino & friends, Ms. Ruth, Ms. Jane, Ms. Anne, Ms. Khai and Ms. Rochel. Erjun’s medication still continues so we are still knocking to your generous hearts to help this kid.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chummy Chum Graces Project Outreach Feeding Program in Tondo

CCF Team headed to Tondo Manila for Project Outreach’s Feeding Program. 
When we got there, we started setting up as kid-beneficiaries are coming in. They were watching us set up with excitement in their eyes as we cook the popcorn. 
The volunteers of Outreach.Ph started the program with games as food starts arriving including four (4) big cakes donated by a group. 
The group seldom hold outreach because of they depend on the time availability of their volunteers. This event was supposed to be on August 28 (Sunday) but because CCF do not schedule outreach activities on Sundays, we held it on the 27th of August. CCF don’t normally schedule on Sundays except for Cancer Patients and Orphanages.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Chummy Chum Foundation Extends Help to Migs, Gives Him Birthday Treat

CCF Team visited Migs, a kid who has Hydrocephalus, Meningitis with pots disease and surprised him with a birthday treat courtesy of Ms. Elaine and Sir Gary. 
Migs’ family was very happy, according to them it was like a ‘Wish Ko Lang’ Surprise. Even their neighbors were amazed even with the simple treat we provided to the kid ang his family. 
Migs is suffering from three (3) diseases. We met the parents of this poor kid as they were desperately seeking for help for Migs’ medication. 
Through our contacts and connections in several public hospitals in Manila, we were able to help the kid. 
Thank you to Ms. Elaine and Sir Gary for the food, cake and toys and also for providing medical assistance to Migs for the month of September.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Chummy Chum with Javier Family & Friends’ Charity Birthday Treat at Meritxell Home for Children

CCF accompanied Mrs. Javier with her family and friends to Meritxell Home for Children as they share their blessings to the poor orphans. 
We got to know Mrs. Javier through her online inquiry. She sent us a request and we immediately made a follow up call. Her secretary got in touch with us to confirm their request and we searched for an orphanage that’s near their place and arrange everything prior to the event. 
On that day, CCF met the donor and her family and friends as they arrive at Meritxell aboard a bus. 
We thought that it must be expensive hiring a bus to accommodate her friends and it would probably range from P10,000. We learned later that the Javier Family owned the bus. 
They had the food catered to the delight of everyone and the party went on smoothly and the orphaned kids, along with Mrs. Javier and company, enjoyed the party.

We intend not to disclose the identity of the children for their protection.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Chummy Chum Spread Joy and Cheer to Poor Kids of Bicutan at SMF Medical-Dental Mission

CCF headed to SM Bicutan, the venue of SMF Medical-Dental Mission. 
It was a rainy and cold day and the outcome of people that went there to avail of the free medical services, were not that many. Most of them were elderly people, since some have work or school given that it was a weekday. 
Most kids who availed of the free checkup are really poor. 
After the checkup, a family that has 4 children get to receive lots of free medicines that they couldn’t even carry courtesy of SM, and Chummy Chum freebies.

Thank you Ms. Ruth for the additional refreshments and to Sir Gary for the toys.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chummy Chum Surprise Poor Kid Beneficiaries of SMF Medical-Dental Mission at Brgy. Tanza, Navotas

CCF Team went to Barangay Tanza, Navotas City for another Medical-Dental Mission courtesy of SM Foundation. 
When we heard that we will be doing a charity activity at Navotas, we expected the kids to be like those at Vitas,Tondo who are barefooted, filthy and malnourished, which was not the case as the kids we saw were clean, healthy and properly dressed. 
So what we did, as we were distributing toys, when we see a poor kid, we greet him/her a ‘happy birthday’ and give special freebies (popcorn, crayons, coloring books, balloons and toys). 
As for the other children who we deemed not really poor, we give them the usual freebies.
The kids were understanding but the mothers were something else as some of them really insist of giving the same amount of free stuff to their kid even if some other kid who is really poor, deserve it. 
They even go to the extent of lying about the age of their kid (they would say “5 y/o” even if the kid looks like 10 y/o) just so they could get balloons and toys intended for the small kids. We just say that we have limited toys and that they are really intended to those who are less fortunate.

Thank you to Sir Gary for some of the toys.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chummy Chum spread cheers at SM Foundation’s Medical-Dental Mission at Tuy, Batangas Health Center

CCF Team got ready at 5:00am for a long trip to Batangas City for another Medical-Dental Mission by SM Foundation. Despite the traffic, we enjoyed the long drive to Batangas mainly because of the scenery especially the majestic taal volcano when we passed by Tagaytay. 
We got to the town proper of Tuy, Batangas just in time. We headed to the covered court, near the Main Health Center of Brgy. Poblacion, in Tuy, where the Medical-Dental Mission is being held. 
This is CCF’s first time to be in Brgy Poblacion so the kids were pleasantly surprised and excited when they saw our colorful van. 
The children watched us as we were unloading our items from the truck and they were asking us many questions. After which, Sir Dalfen asked the kids to form a line so they can receive popcorns and Chummy Chum freebies. 
Some parents were questioning us why not all kids were given toys, we explained that everyone will get a treat (popcorns) but we prefer to give the toys to selected poor children who don’t get to experience having such.

Big thanks to Ms. Ruth for the additional refreshments and Sir Gary for the toys.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Chummy Chum Joins SM Foundation’s Medical-Dental Mission at Brgy San Jose, Batangas

CCF Team headed to Batangas City despite the rainy weather to join SM Foundation in their Medical-Dental Mission to poor residents of Barangay San Jose. 
The event was held at the covered court so we were not that affected by the rain. 
We immediately set up our booth and started to cook popcorn for the kids who were there for checkups and free medicines courtesy of SM Foundation.

Thank you Ms. Ruth for the cupcakes and refreshments and to Sir Bino for some of the gifts to the children.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Chummy Chum with Sir Bino & Friends Treat Cancer Kid Patients of NCHS to a Grand Party

Chummy Chum accompanied Sir Bino and friends at National Children's Hospital in Quezon City to visit cancer kid patients and treat them to an extravagant party, with the help of his generous friends.
With toys, food, and some cash from generous people and companies, Sir Bino and friends held a simple charity activity with the cancer kid patient at the Hema ward of NCH.
This experience was both hearth-warming and heart-wrenching. You must be prepared to toughen yourself up and learn to hold back your tears when you see the sorry state of the children.  It is also very heart-warming as these children are clearly overjoyed with the food and toys they received. In return we received many thanks, prayers, well wishes, and kisses. This is really an experience worth having.
One child needed platelets transfusion as her platelet count drops to 20. The family is having trouble securing platelets. There is some available but they need to buy it, and they do not have the money. I do not know what happened but a lady from an organization handling blood also was present at the same time as we were and she happened to pass by the Hema ward. We were introduced to her and we told the story of the young girl needing platelet. Problem solved. The girl will be transfused with platelets.
The Hema ward also needs about 15k worth of medicine and they have requested this money Lucky the money that Mr. Bino gathered from his friends is more than enough to cover the expenses and so they also made cash donations to the Social Service Department of NCH. One parent approached us and showed us the doctor's prescription dated Aug 5, I was told that the 7-year-old patient is in dire need of this medicine to stop her seizure but the hospital cannot provide this as they do not have the said medicine. They requested if we can donate and Sir Bino went to the nearest drugstore and bought it.
Answered prayers.
We really do not know what to say and what to feel but we believe and attest that we were doing the right thing at the right time. This is really a magical moment for all of us.
Yes, it is tiring, yes, it is time-consuming but these kind of events will make you rethink and reorient yourself. While most of us are mad, sad, not contented with our hair, our make-up, our cars, our homes, our outfit, our funds for night outs and out of towns, while we are doing that many lives are at stake, and many wondering minds and eyes of children are battling cancer.  Mr Bino's promise this won't be the last charity we will organize.

Thank you for donating the remaining gifts which will be donated for future events. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Chummy Chum Cheers up Check-Up Kids at Justice Abad Santos General Hospital

CCF Team went for a hospital visit to Justice Abad Santos General Hospital located at Numancia St., Tondo, Manila. We didn’t have the chance to do an outreach activity the last time we went here to donate a scaler due to vehicle problem. So we made sure to comeback for an outreach. As we do hospital visits, we also look for poor patients that we could help just like a child with hydrocephalus and meningitis that badly needs help, and we, in turn, find kind donors that are willing to help. We are just waiting for some documents and picture of the kid so we could find a donor for his medicines that he will be using for six (6) months.

Thank you Ms. Ruth for the toys, cupcakes and refreshments. 

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