PAUSE for LIFE
PAUSE for LIFE
by Noreen Romero
Last month, P&A for a Cause (PAUSE) visited the little angels of the Fe Del Mundo Medical Center - Pediatric Cancer Unit. Spearheaded by Che Iglesias of Audit Group A, the event was held on September 23 in cooperation with the Leukemic Indigents Fund Endowment (L.I.F.E.).
The day began with art activities, which gave the kids the chance to showcase their creativity through T-shirt painting and coloring. After all, the kids of L.I.F.E. have been known to be little artists. The medical center was, in fact, decorated with the children's paintings and various works of art. Even the PAUSE volunteers, taking the lead from Mai Sigue-Bisnar and Paz Malubay, joined in the fun, squeezed their creative juices and designed T-shirts for the kids.
The day became even more vibrant after the T-shirt painting activities, with the performance of Enzo, the Magician. His colorful tricks and funny antics tickled the imagination of the children, and eager faces intently watched the magician as he created various animals and shapes from balloons.
What may have been a simple activity for us meant a lot to these kids. Sharing our time with them was a way of showing them that despite the trials that we face, life can still be beautiful. As one PAUSE participant put it, “God gave us the chance to be with these children, not to pity their present plight, but to realize how truly blessed we all are.”
[Noreen Romero, Audit Junior, is the current project head of P&A for a Cause.]