A Special Child to A Special Mom

You have come this far…a dweller for nearly half a century. A lot of stories to tell, a lot of memories to behold, but when you reflect on your life, is it really gold? I am Carlota R. Atienza, a resident of Quezon City and a proud mom of two...

Rejection: A Norm for PWDs

People with Disabilities are everywhere. Most are constrained in homes, others are left no choice but to be in the streets and beg. They are at home, or they choose to be at home, mainly because of the hassle and bustle of daily commute. Let’s face it, many establishments (even...

Imperfectly Perfect

I am Anne Honelyne Rigor fondly called Honey by my friends. I have Noonan Syndrome. Though it is a common genetic syndrome associated with heart disease still, not many people are familiar about it especially in the Philippines. In fact, I was their first case at Philippine General Hospital (PGH)...

Betrayal (a story of a single mom)

Only a three-syllable word, but means so much. The impact it gives tramples walls and breaks the strongest defenses. It ruined lives, divided homes and killed hopes built for years. The pain that follows is beyond human threshold. Your heart is stabbed and burned alive, and the pain seemed eternal....

Surviving Stage 5 Diabetes

Suffering from a chronic illness is something many could not understand. We go through a situation that we know we could never get out of yet we struggle with life just to survive not for ourselves alone, but more so for others we live for— our families. I’m Alex. I...