Pain and Love of a Father

….I just have to rest that thought in acceptance that I could be the father I could be, in ways that I can. Pain…people loathe even the mere thought of it. And as much in all human consciousness, everyone wants to get out of it. But for me, pain is...

My Eyes in the Dark

I have always found bliss in my blindness. Life is a series of choices! This means our options are not just between a YES or a NO, but a lot of combinations of both or a defined series of actions. But in my case, I didn’t have much of a...

My Cerebral Palsy and Me

…my parents were already informed that their child would live a difficult life. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an incurable movement disorder that generally appear during child birth or shortly after birth. People with CP usually have poor coordination; muscle tremors; seizures; and, problems with their sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing and...

Unmet Expectations

I bear the semblance of what is “normal” in the eyes of many. But as time goes by, I realize that I am not among them at all. This has been a lifetime quagmire I’ve been struggling with. I bear the semblance of what is “normal” in the eyes of...

How Her Love Changed

“She was scared to get near me and thought that my psoriasis is something contagious…” What’s worse than being rejected by the person you love the most? Nothing! Rejection is something we all are scared of because the truth is, we survive the pangs of life that this world brings...

The Island Ride

“Sometimes, bad things happen to prepare us for the better things to come.” I am Arlene Cañete from Catarman, Camiguin. My hometown is a small island in Northern Mindanao. Though it is a tiny place, a big fraction of my life is spent in this simple laid-back paradise. All the...