Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The aMAYzing Birthday Project 2012

When I stepped out of the car, I was really surprised with what I saw! The lobby area overflowed with people who were there to join the event. In our previous gift-giving events, it was convenient to meet up in the lobby area of the hospital and organize everything with the volunteers since we were only a little less than 40 people. This year, since we had filled up the main entrance area, we were directed to the PGH quadrangle and organize everything there nstead. Thanks to my family and friends who are the pioneers of my MAY Birthday Project.  They already know very well what should be done and they assisted the new attendees so well.

The PGH Lobby was full of volunteers
Everything felt surreal. The happiness I felt at that moment was even bigger than the previous gift-giving events that we had done in the past 5 years.

Monday, May 28, 2012

KCAT CAN: The merry month of May

Here's the most-awaited MAY Birthday Project 2012 story..

The merry month of May 
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza 
May 28, 2012

The month of May is almost over, but the memorable experiences of this month has given me more reason to believe that my life is worth living,  and I owe it to the success of my May Birthday Project each year.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month

In spite of having NF2 & multiple disabilities, I still CAN do a lot of things..

Neurofibromatosis Philippines on Facebook

Thursday, May 17, 2012

KCAT CAN: A birthday wish

I'm so excited to blog about my birthday celebrationsss (may 12, 13 & 14.. haha) but I still have A LOT of thingssss to finish. In the meantime, read my column last Monday. :)

A birthday wish

Coming soon: the very very very very SUCCESSFUL MAY Birthday Project!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

May 6 is International Wishbone Day!

Many Asian families of children with rare diseases such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) face different challenges aside from the daily worries of other Asian families (food, shelter and education to name a few). A rare disease is a lifetime challenge in many aspects: financially, emotionally, physically, psychologically and sad to say, for some, spiritually. Looking back, when my son and daughter were diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, I could say that we had no choice but to mature as individuals and as a family. It was hard to accept at first, but we realized it is easier to accept than to resist. Acceptance is the first step in rising above a challenge. 

Help for baby Yvan

Siya po si baby Yvan, isinilang ko po sya nung April 12, 2012, 2kg. Premature baby. Meron pong Neonatal Pneumonia/ Respiratory Distress Syndrome ang pangatlo naming baby. Sa pagaakalang magiging ok ang lahat, at hindi po namin naisip na mangyayari samin to ni Andre. Ipinanganak ko po syang 8 months at ngaun naka admit sa Pasay General Hospital.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Celebrating April

Indeed. Time really flies by so fast. 1/3 of the year is already finish but it can't just pass without any happenings & celebrations and this is how I spent the month of April:

April 4
Went to Greenhills after our acupuncture & detox session at Wellness Sanctuary Clinic.. We saw an Easter-themed "face-in-the-hole" at VMall and WHY NOT?! ;P

It was KATREN BANIX' birthday & we celebrated it with the GYA Peeps in the evening..
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