Pandemic fails to stop foundation’s ‘genuine service’

Mary Ruth R. Malinao (The Freeman) - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  In time for its 28th anniversary this year, the Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. – Cebu continues to provide “genuine service” to the underprivileged, especially at the time of COVID-19 pandemic.

The foundation’s efforts are centered on its flagship program dubbed, “Pangga-a Sab Ko,” which gives out medical and psychosocial assistance to children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

The program has nurtured back to health over 110 cancer survivors and currently supports more than 60 children undergoing chemotherapy.

The families of the foundation’s cancer beneficiaries were among those affected by company closures and mass layoffs due to the economic effects of the community quarantine.

However, Kapwa has found ways to ensure the continuous support for the children under its care.

Among the foundation’s efforts are the continued releasing of the chemotherapeutic drugs and other supportive medicines to the beneficiaries; settling promptly payments for hospital bills and laboratory procedures; providing a safe and comfortable ride as they underwent chemotherapy treatment in Cebu City; and rendering valuable assistance in the processing of travel clearances of patients who are from Bohol, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Zamboanga del Sur.

They also launched online psychosocial support projects which include art therapy, storytelling, singing workshop, and therapeutic singing, which aims to boost the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of their beneficiaries.

As part of its month-long anniversary celebration, Kapwa conducted its first ever virtual surgical, medical, dental, and optical mission for the “Pangga-a Sab Ko” program beneficiaries and their families that catered to 48 clients from the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, and Southern Leyte.

As the foundation continues to spread their work, they encourage everyone to join the fight against childhood cancer.

“During these uncertain times, a donation of any amount will immensely benefit the patients in their quest towards being cancer-free,” it said.

Those who wish to donate may contact 0933-194-0197. or you may deposit the donation directly to Unionbank under account name: Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. – Cebu with account number: 00-112-000066-2. — JMD (FREEMAN)

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