IMPACT STORIES

What Could Go Wrong?

“…anything could happen to anyone at the least expected time, place and circumstance.” I have to be honest. I am not that comfortable telling my

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Breaking the Rhythm

Looking back, all these were just a blurry dream, something that I could only hope for. Human life has its rhythms. There are ups and

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She Changed Me

If there’s one choice that I would never regret having, that would be having my daughter. She came at the least expected time. She was

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Second Chances

I sulked in the sadness of the changes of my life, things are not the same.   Everything came fast and easy for me. I

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Carried in His Arms

“…there were even times that my father had to carry me on his shoulders just so I could attend school.”   I’m Michelle from Cainta,

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Braving the Stigma

Sometimes it felt like I was losing my identity. I was trapped in a world I could not get out of, all alone because no

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Born Different

my disability would never dwindle my spirit.   I’m Vladimir Amadeus Felizco Medina, fondly called Vlad by the people around me. I was born and

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I’m Quadriplegic

I’m scared that I would drown in my own voice of hopelessness and no one is listening. I’m Ronniel. I’m fondly called Ron by the

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Red

A tiny bruise could cause me to bleed profusely to the point of draining me with my own blood. People love the sights of red

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The Good and Hopeful

“Don’t be afraid and have courage so that people will not pity you. Even if you have a disability, prove that you can. Show them

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I Hear Life’s Music

I was not born deaf. I was perfectly normal until life had its turns. When I was nine years old, I got infected with bacterial

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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

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Adapting to Change

For some, change is good since it breaks life’s monotony and adds on to colorful details to the ordinary. But for many, change isn’t as

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Young, Wild and Free

I am Ronald Go from Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. I am quadriplegic and here is my story. In 2006, I was at the height

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Love God More in Disability

Before I had my condition, I was very active and competitive. I played different kinds of sports like running, basketball and badminton and eventually joined the varsity team. I was very active and sporty, in fact my varsity privileges helped me finish my degree in Accountancy.

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