Love That is Unconditional

Love That is Unconditional

TAYTAY, Rizal — Roderick loves to play outdoors. He is an energetic kid who enjoys the warm weather while chasing and playing tag with other kids.  He is having fun while the other kids make fun of his condition—being special. Roderick has bacterial meningitis, which caused his learning disabilities, hearing loss, visual impairment, and immobility. His mother thought it was […]

Healed by God’s Grace

Healed by God’s Grace

TAYTAY, Rizal – It all started one fine September morning last year. Nanay Socorro, 67, woke up not feeling well. Then she realized she couldn’t move her feet to stand up. Last thing she remembered was she stumbled and fell on the floor.  Immediately, Nanay Socorro was rushed to the nearest hospital. The doctors confirmed the old woman had a stroke […]

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

TAYTAY, Rizal – A life full of hardships is nothing new to Jennifer. She was born with a club foot. While growing up, she was left by her parents to her grandmother.  Though embattled with sufferings at such an early age, Jennifer did not let her disability become a liability. Instead, she used it as a motivation to keep on […]

The Greatest Gift for Angelica

The Greatest Gift for Angelica

VIGA, Catanduanes — At one point in her life, she thought her dreams will forever remain a dream. But thanks to Operation Blessing’s wheelchair distribution project, Angelica is now a few steps away from reaching her goals. In her sixth grade, Angelica was stricken with polio. Great sadness filled her heart. She felt everything was taken away from her and […]

A Mother’s Leap of Faith

A Mother’s Leap of Faith

TIBIAO, Antique — Nine years ago, Gemma Maluna gave birth to a beautiful baby girl she named Genieva. Two weeks later, her baby contracted a fever and suffered a convulsion. From then on, the mother and daughter lived through what seemed to be a nightmare. Genieva suffered all kinds of illnesses from LBM to pneumonia, until she was finally diagnosed […]

Hope and Faith Regained

Hope and Faith Regained

VIGA, Catanduanes — Eight-year-old Jerika Tubolto has cerebral palsy, but she is not different from other kids her age. She has a bright and cheerful smile that would captivate anyone. She is the youngest of Santiago and Aileen’s eight children. They make a living by selling chicharon and earning a measly 150 pesos a day. Their earnings are clearly not […]

Paolo Valenciano Wheels in a Big Surprise

Paolo Valenciano Wheels in a Big Surprise

PAYATAS, Quezon City — Salamin band frontman Paolo Valenciano was a volunteer for a day when he joined Operation Blessing in assembling a remarkable gift for Tatay Rodrigo of Payatas. The 62-year-old father enjoyed life’s simplicity even while living near the Payatas dumpsite. He worked as a driver to support his family, and through his perseverance, he was able to send his […]