Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown,
For the world was intent on dragging me down.


And if that weren't enough to ruin my day,
A young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play.


He stood right before me with his head tilted down and said with great excitement,
"Look what I found!"


In his hand was a flower what a pitiful sight,
With its petals all worn
- not enough rain, or too little light.

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Wanting him to take his dead flower and go off to play,
I faked a small smile and then shifted away.


But instead of retreating
he sat next to my side
and
placed the flower to his nose and declared with surprise,

"It sure smells pretty
and it's beautiful too.
That's why I picked it.

Here, it's for you."


The weed before me was
dying...or dead.
 Not vibrant of colors, orange, yellow or red.
But I knew I must take it, or he might never leave.
So I reached for the flower and
replied,
"Just what I need."

But instead of him placing the flower in my hand,
He held it mid-air without reason or plan.

It was then that I noticed
for the very first time,
that
weed-toting boy could not see: he was blind.
I heard my voice quiver, tears shone like the sun
 
As I thanked him for
picking the very best one.
"You're welcome," he smiled, and then ran off to play,
Unaware of the impact he'd had on my day.
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I sat there and wondered how he managed to see
A self-pitying woman beneath an old willow tree.


How did he know of
my self-indulged plight?
Perhaps from his heart he'd been blessed with true sight.


Through the eyes of a blind
child,
at last I could see the
problem was not with the world the problem was me.


And for all of those times
I myself had been blind,
I vowed
to see the beauty in life, and appreciate every second that's mine.


And then I held that wilted flower up to my nose
And breathed in the fragrance of a beautiful Rose


And smiled as I watched that young boy, another weed in his hand
About to change the life of an unsuspecting old man

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    Semptember is
    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


    It is an opportunity to

    Honor the courage of kids/teens with cancer and their families
       

    Offer much-needed recognition and support to kids with cancer and their families It is a reminder for everyone...

    Children can have cancer. Metro Manila cancer registry records in three hospitals, show that eight kids/one very 3 hours, die everyday.
    Many more cases and deaths remain unreported

      
     
    Childhood cancer strikes randomly, unexpectedly, regularly, sparing no age group, socioeconomic status, ethnic group or geographic region. Children as young as a few months, barely able to talk and walk, can already have cancer
       

    Children can survive cancer, with early diagnosis and prompt, adequate treatment. In developed countries, childhood cancer survival rate is as high as 95%.
    In the Philippines, sadly,
    it is only 10to 30%.
    Of ten who are diagnosed, only two/three will most
     likely survive. They die because they are poor,
     unable to afford the high costs of medication and treatment


     It is a call to action:
    Work Together
    to help neighbors, classmates, and colleagues whose lives may be burdened by childhood cancer


    Working together we can help them FACE and BEAT Cancer. We can give them the greatest gift of all ---
    a chance to live fully --
    to have a future


    So please,
    GET INVOLVED.
    KIDS SHOULD NOT FIGHT CANCER ALONE.

    There are so many ways you can help.


    Post this message in your bulletin boards,
    in your churches, at school,
    at work, in your barangay halls/ community centers,
    in your blogs or home pages
       
    Pledge any amount to
    help buy medicines for kids with cancer. As little as
    P 250.00 will go a long
    way to save a life
       

    Let your church leaders, media friends and elected officials know. One child/teen die every three hours because they are too poor to afford the high cost of cancer treatment.

    Ask them to
    DO SOMETHING TO
    STOP THE DYING
     
      

    Sponsor a child for a minimum of P5,000 a month. You can do this with your family, group of friends or co-workers    

    Sponsor an event /
    Make CWFI your beneficiary
    in special events in your church, school or neighborhood
       

    Write an article,
    a story or a letter to the editor on the situation of
    kids with cancer –
    the forgotten, neglected children of our society
       

    Buy and/or sell
    CWFI love gifts
    (gold ribbon magnets,
    key chains, pins,
    eco friendly bags, t-shirts)
      

     
    Endorse CWFI to a
    possible sponsor.
     100% of funds raised go to treatment of poor kids
     with cancer
       

    Take time.
    Be a volunteer.
    Be a Cancer Warrior
       

    Help raise funds
    from others throw aways:
    old newspapers, used paper, toys, books etc.

       

    Request for your very own coin banks of hope
    (Alkansya nang Pag-Asa)
       

    Celebrate your special moments
    (birthdays, anniversaries, yearly employee events, school fairs)
    with kids with cancer.

    Moments of fun help bring some joy and relaxation in their pain wracked lives
       

    Make a donation to Cancer Warriors Foundation Metrobank Account Number: 7-168-50924-0



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