844 Kuya Luis Celebrates with Quirino Memorial Medical Center

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Written by Vice President for External, Kuya Glenn Costales

Last Saturday, we met Kuya Luis together with his very welcoming parents. Kuya Luis just turned 10 so their family decided it would be special if he got to celebrate his birthday with some of the kids from the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) in Katipunan, Quezon City.

We gathered kids from the pediatric ward, and I mean literally walked around the ward, going up to parents and their kids with enthusiastic invites. Some were excited, while some didn’t really know what to expect. Soon enough, we got 25 kids to participate – a bit timid, but inconspicuously eager.

Aside from Kuya Luis’ parents, relatives and friends, we also got some youthful vigor from students of De La Salle University (DLSU) who were looking to get a firsthand experience of an activity like ours.

The lobby right before the pediatric ward served as our venue. We first grouped the kids into 5 and then had the volunteers spread out among them. This was the time for them to get introduced and comfortable with each other. After making their acquaintance, we moved right on to the Magic Show.

One of our resident magic artists, Kuya Koby, had everyone entertained as usual. He busted out his shrinking card tricks, cut a Coke bottle in half and of course had doves magically appear from all over.

We then proceeded to the first of 2 games that day. First up was the Show Me Your Face game. Because the kids couldn’t really move around, the game was really fitting. We gave them a different condition in each round like extreme cold, super sleepy and even diarrhea. They then had to ‘make faces’ to best describe and reenact the conditions. It was a great game all in all as some of the kids playfully stood out with their really animated faces.

The second game was our Math Trivia. This game was again very relevant since Kuya Luis’ favorite school subject was not math. We also had a twist in this game as we first gave somewhat odd stories and other information to describe our question. All the questions of course were answerable by numbers.

After the games, we were serenaded by Kuya Luis. With his solemn voice, he sang a Christmas-themed song which the entire group enjoyed. The volunteers wouldn’t be out done though. A couple of them also did a short number to Yeng Constantino’s Hawak Kamay.

The rest of us then decided to join in the singing. We called Kuya Luis upfront once more to blow his birthday cake as we sang him a ‘Happy Birthday!’

Food arrived just in time for lunch and everyone was served with a delicious fried chicken meal. We also gave each kid a piece of the birthday cake as dessert. Kuya Luis then handed out his personally prepared and packed gifts for all the children who celebrated with him.

Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” It’s truly inspiring to see such a conviction to share blessings in the heart of a young kid like Kuya Luis. With God and his parents by his side, may Luis continually be shaped to inspire others.

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