Monday, September 30, 2013

KCAT CAN: The gift of hearing (II)

The gift of hearing

A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that can provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. It can’t restore someone’s hearing nor cure deafness but for a person with hearing impairment and their family, CI is a life-changing device.

I too, have experienced a better quality of life after receiving my CI in 2008. I may still not understand speech or listen to music but the little sounds that I hear make the difference. It may just be a mere noise to most people but for me, it’s a blessing; it’s life.

Book launching for a cause: RealLife - stories of ordinary Filipinos with extraordinary lives

Last Thursday (September 26), Tita Dolly Palisada sent me a message on Facebook about the launching of her book. At first I thought she was inviting me just because I knew that she was working on a book. When she asked me to prepare a short speech, that's when I realized that my story is also included. WOW! She interviewed me for The News Today earlier this year but I didn't know that it was for her book as well.

Here it is:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our generous and faithful heart will help save Xaviera Miaka

"Aside from being responsible for ourselves, we also have a responsibility towards others, bearing each other’s burdens, offering prayers of hope, strength, and faith to the needy…" (Compassion, KCAT CAN 04/02/2012)

From Prayers for Xaviera Maika on Facebook:

Our beautiful daughter, Xaviera Miaka Castillo Soriano was born 31st March, 2013. She was a healthy, beautiful baby girl. But, after a month. We noticed her color was turning to yellow. At first, the doctor suspected jaundice which is normal to a new born baby, but after tests results, she was diagnosed with biliary atresia.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let's help Wael Renzo to hear the world!

I got a message from Princess Bendecio a couple of weeks ago. She has a child who is deaf and is in need of a very expensive cochlear implant. I promised her to post her letter on my blog, so here it is. Please read and share this with everyone you know.

Monday, September 16, 2013

KCAT CAN: Touched by my teachers

Touched by my teachers

During my school days, I wasn’t a hardworking and diligent student. Oftentimes, I was lazy to read my textbooks, memorize my lessons, and do my homework. I didn't like studying but i actually loved learning.

I like learning about new things and discovering about something I already knew. I think that's what most people call the joy of learning and i thank all my teachers in the past for that. Everything that i learned from them were instilled in my mind and heart, and carried me through all the ordeals of life.

Monday, September 2, 2013

KCAT CAN: Know your PWD rights and privileges

Know your PWD rights and privileges

Persons with disabilities (PWD) have a right to live the same way as any other human being. Their disability is not a hindrance to live a fruitful and fulfilling life.

PWDs get married, have children, go to work, and play sports like everyone else. They are not a burden on the community, their family or friends. PWDs have the same right as everyone to take part in society. Here in the Philippines, a PWD Identification Card authenticates each Pinoy PWD’s rights and privileges.
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