A book entitled "Taos Puso" or from the bottom of the heart, contains stories of cancer survivors and their gratitude towards donors and sponsors was launched by an organization just recently.
Every year thousands of children develop cancer which usually leaves their bodies feeling tired and exhausted, skin looking pale, having a risk of many infections, and sometimes they even experience flu-like symptoms often. These symptoms may leave children weak and unable to move around as much as other healthy children.
In their supposedly most energetic and joyful age, children affected by cancer are not able to play as much as they want, but rather have to face medical procedures to help cure their illness.
The charitable organization CHILD Haus (Center for Child Improvement and Life Development) which was founded in 2002, serves as the home of thousands of children fighting against cancer. In the house, children are provided with as much help as the organization can provide, moreover, children can also play with friends who are also fighting the same sickness.
During the book launch, an exhibit was held at the gathering of cancer survivors.
Present at the event is the founder of CHILD Haus, Ricky Reyes – a well-known fashion designer. Also, the author of the book Julie Yap-Daza, an author also known for her works that relate to the lives of people, attended the event and shared the first copy of "Taos Puso" to the "kuya" of CHILD Haus, Hans Sy, SM Prime's Chairman for Executive Committee.
The book serves as a tribute to the many generous donors who, aside from Sy, have given so much to the worthy cause.
"Nakakatuwa kase ang CHILD Haus ay 20 years na, and I feel na it is only fitting and right that this 20 years should be writen in a coffee table book, and this will not happen withouth our kuya, kuya Hans Sy who provided us a home for thousands of children, na gumaling because of this generosity," shares Reyes.
Through collaboration and the help of donors and sponsors, the charitable organization was able to help support the lives and dreams of many children affected by cancer. Reyes full of gratitude towards the donors and sponsors, calls them 'Dream Keepers', knowing that the organization would not be able to continue without the loving support of the dream keepers.
One of the long-time dream keepers shares why he thinks everyone can be part of helping the community and organizations such as CHILD Haus.
"Everybody has a good heart. What is important is how and who can bring it out. So, whatever you do, just do what is right," shares Sy.
Sy has taken under his wing more than 19,000 patients and guardians from all over the country by donating a 7-story building which became the home away from home for the kids with cancer.
Every child residing in the CHILD Haus also received a copy of the book, along with the gifts prepared especially for them.
The charitable organization, along with its donors and sponsors hopes that the project would continue in the years to come, to support more children going through life's tough challenges at an early age.
To know more about CHILD Haus and to extend support to them, visit their Facebook page. To check out what SM Cares has been doing to help support the community, visit their website.
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