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Portraits of Love

Organized by: The Philippines Foundation

The Philippines' Photo
The Philippines' Photo
The Philippines' Photo
The Philippines' Photo
The Philippines' Photo
The Philippines' Photo
The Philippines' Photo
 

The Philippines Foundation via Crowdrise
October 22, 2015

WOW! We've just bought non-toxic paint. $3,600 to go to buy a TV for each ward and healthy NON-HOSPITAL food. THEN WE ARE DONE! Way to go See More

EVENT DATE Nov 01, 2015

THE STORY:

PORTRAITS OF LOVE

According to Puetz, Morley, and Herring (2013), creative art therapies reduce anxiety, depression, and pain and increase quality of life for patients with cancer.

The Philippines Foundation has created  a day of clowns, art and happiness that would alleviate some of the grim realities these kids face everyday. We're not doctors, but we know how to give LOVE.

Portraits taken are often times the only keepsake mothers have left of their children.

On this day we want to reinvigorate the wards with happy murals painted by a local artist, and provide comforts like fans and televisions to the children who spend their days here.

PICTURE IT

This is a story of young boys and girls living in a room with a pastel green door, and pollution-stained white-ish walls waiting for their names to be called for treatment.  Brave they may seem, it's only because they've become used to the jabs on their arms. Many of the kids at PCMC have been in this same room the week before , and the week before that and many other weeks since they've been ill. School? Well, that's not so much an option when they're sick.

The Cancer and Hematology Center of the government-owned Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City, is a decrepit building with faded walls of red, blue and yellow, built decades ago with the help of Elizabeth Taylor.

Every day, there are 200 to 300 outpatients that arrive, of whom 100 are cancer patients. Sadly, the mortality is too high (80%) to not take notice.

There’s no fixed schedule for treatments. Sometimes, these children turn pale in the dead of night, in the stillest of hours, in the most quiet of moments, in between dreams and nightmares. When that happens, parents rush their children to the hospital. 

The hospital is also considered as the biggest tertiary child care center in the country under the Department of Health (DOH). It accommodates and specializes in cancer and infectious diseases affecting children. Sixty percent of the hospital’s patients are indigent and only 40 percent are pay patients. 

PCMC is the only tertiary hospital in the country that specializes in diseases afflicting children that is affordable for the poor.

It's these very kids we want to help support.  We may not cure their ailments but a day of happiness,  even if for a day, is a day they always remember.

$3,792

 

54% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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  • Dad & Charl

    $100

  • Dina

    $100

  • Tracy LaRusso

    $25

  • Lilac And Lilies Boutique

    $25

  • Myapapaya juicery + kitchen

    $25

  • Sarah

    $25

  • Peter and Lisa Osborn

    $25

  • W. A. Bentz Construction, Inc

    $100

  • What you're doing is wonderful good luck

    $25

  • Rachelle

    $44

  • Maureen

    $33

  • James Buonomo

    $50

  • Emily Lalone

    $50

  • tt

    $25

  • A friend

    $1,000

  • L. Greene

    $250

  • Noah

    $25

  • Bitsy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Linda Nadler

    $30

  • Jeff

    $10

  • Donna DeAngelis

    $50

  • Dee-Ann Wierzbowski

    $25

  • Christine Pella

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Erika Axani

    $50

  • Alicia

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stitch the Cat

    $25

  • Tina & Austin

    $20

  • Hank

    $35

  • Shannon

    $50

  • Salon Mantra

    $100

  • Lisa Lunt

    $25

  • Horncastle

    $25

  • Matteo Urella

    $25

  • Daren Koenig Cronin

    $100

  • J-MOK Jessica Oliverio Knudsen

    $100

  • Pam and Brittany

    $100

  • Danielle & Greg Katz

    $50

  • Great Job Tia!

    $25

  • Lori mitchell

    $100

  • Danielle Petrie

    $25

  • Auntie Darlene & Uncle Butch

    $50

  • Camille Kelley

    $50

  • Karmakac

    $50

  • Marisa kooima

    $50

  • The Ramsay Family

    $100

  • Paige

    $30

  • Amy Ross

    $50

  • Nicole Holtzheuser

    $220

  • Anonymous

     

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Organized by

The Philippines Foundation

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

$400
16 Fans

$2,000
4 TV's

$800
Paint

$600
Artist

$500
Art & Supplies

$100
Frames

$1,600
Food

$250
Clowns & Magician


$750
Photographer

The Team: $3,792 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tia Urella

Amount Raised

$3,692

 

53% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Nicole Holtzheuser

Nicole Holtzheuser

DONATION: $220

We, as a local community in Fort Lauderdale, we're proud and honored to help this proceed. After 5 sessions of donation base yoga, we have successfully collected this amount. My dear friend Tia Urella told me about this and am grateful for your kindness in starting this cause. God Bless 3 years ago

Amy Ross

Amy Ross

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Paige

Paige

DONATION: $30

In memory Lucy 3 years ago

The Ramsay Family

The Ramsay Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Marisa kooima

Marisa kooima

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Karmakac

Karmakac

DONATION: $50

Thank you for making it so easy for the rest of us to help. -Xoxo 3 years ago

Camille Kelley

Camille Kelley

DONATION: $50

Ryan Kelley 3 years ago

Auntie Darlene  &  Uncle Butch

Auntie Darlene & Uncle Butch

DONATION: $50

Best of Luck to our compassionate niece who we are so proud of!!!!! 3 years ago

Danielle Petrie

Danielle Petrie

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

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