When I read Ate Pam Roman’s post about the WONDER movie block screening of PSOD, I was so ecstatic!
“When given the choice between being right or kind, choose kind.”
Juan “Dickoy” Magdaraog organized this event in celebration of his 40th birthday.
When he was diagnosed with Pompe Disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder, they we’re told that he won’t be able to reach past 30, and he will be turning 40 tomorrow. A wonderful milestone for him and to commemorate this, Dickoy wanted to do something meaningful.
It’s not just meaningful, IT’S WONDERFUL!
“Greatness is not being strong but using strength to carry the most hearts.”
Last November 25, Dickoy held a movie block screening of Wonder for the benefit of the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD) – a non-profit organization that advocates and cares for people, especially children with rare diseases and 100% of the ticket sales went to PSOD. Wonderful!
“I've been given the chance to live longer than what I thought possible. It will be awesome to help others live longer than they thought possible too,” said Dickoy.
“Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle. Be kind.”
When I learned about Dickoy’s story years back, it really amazed me. I was inspired. It instantly became one of my motivations to keep doing what I’ve been doing and that I can do more because PWDs are Persons With Determination!
Finally! I was able to meet Ate Pam and Julia the pretty and cheerful “silent angel” who is battling with Rett syndrome – a rare, severe neurological disorder that affects mostly girls.
"We all deserve a standing ovation at least once in our lives."