We’ ve sponsored the BAPTISMs of terminally ill patients from the National Children’s Hospital in E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City.
The first time was mid last year and the second was last February of this year. The priest and the hospital said that it’s the first time that someone thought of doing this. And I felt so honored and humbled that GOD probably put the idea into my mind.
My family and I felt a deep sense of joy(and peace) that we were able to bring some happiness to these families.
Most of the children that were confined in the hospital were not yet baptised. And frankly speaking, as sad as it sounds, majority of them would not live long enough.
I interviewed a couple whose daughter had 3 operations already. They told me they live in a far flung barrio in Laguna and the town is an hour walk. They didn’t know that their daughter had hydrocephalus until after she was almost one year old and it’s actually their neighbor who noticed that her head was growing bigger.
Daughter is now 2 years old but couldn’t walk, talk, and her eyes just roll and couldn’t see. Kawawa talaga, nakakaiyak tingnan.
About a third of her skull is gone and I don’t know how long she would live, and how she would live in that condition.
We also met a girl in similar condition named Clarissa. Her body looked so drained of muscles, just all bones and skin. We learned that the day after our visit, she passed away. She’s now an angel in heaven.
God bless these angels.