#MyMotherSaid: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Stories of Hope
#MyMotherSaid: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Moms say memorable things to their kids. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s strange. Often, it’s strict. But pretty much always, it’s in love. This past weekend, we honored the timeless wisdom of moms by featuring some of the best advice our friend’s mothers had to offer. We asked some of our friends for quotable quotes […]

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Stories of Hope
Why Do You Do What You Do?

IN PHOTO: Doc Mae visits a patient during the beginning of The Ruth Foundation’s operations in March 2013. The following is an edited transcript of the speech given by Dr. Mae Corvera during the January 30, 2017 Awarding of Social Welfare Development Agencies by DSWD NCR. During the ceremony, The Ruth Foundation received its 3-year […]

Flowers for Hope

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Stories of Hope
Flowers for Hope

A few months ago, a viral video told the story of a New York-based service that repurposes wedding flowers and gives them away. This was the story of the lovely ladies at Repeat Roses.     After large events generate large amounts of waste, Repeat Roses recycles the compostable waste and sends still-fresh flowers off […]

A Father’s Sacrifices

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Stories of Hope
A Father’s Sacrifices

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we want to appreciate all the amazing dads who remind us what love is. One such man is someone we met on our home visits. Meet Lolo Leoncio, 97 years old. Not only is he the father of one of our patients– a 66-year-old woman partially paralysed from […]

Hope for the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Hope for the Holidays

written By: Mikee Pasaporte A 47-year old patient of ours, welcomes the holiday season with more hope than usual. He started off with immense weakness on all his extremities on the right side of his body due to a stroke. In comparison with his condition last month, he can now move his right hand, sit […]

Reasons to Give Thanks

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Reasons to Give Thanks

written by: Mikee Pasaporte “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”- J.F. Kennedy It is that time of the year when the word “Thanksgiving” floods our social media. Though here in the Philippines, Thanksgiving Day is not a holiday […]

Chickens, Eggs & Resiliency

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Chickens, Eggs & Resiliency

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte One day, I was talking with Ms. Lira, our social worker, about a good patient story to feature this month. She mentioned the typical scenarios: patients who are in pain, patients who have sad family backgrounds… and a patient who takes care of chickens. Now, this was something that tickled my inquisitive […]

Love is Breathing Hope

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Love is Breathing Hope

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte I believe that people in the good ole days never imagined that we would have to pay for the basics in life. We pay a good amount of money to drink potable water. About 25 pesos per liter, depending on the brand. If your palate is selective and craves for artisan […]

When Hospice Hits Home

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Stories of Hope

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte Love begins at home and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action. -Mother Theresa People who serve in Hospice Care have learned the best tricks of the trade. You can ask any of our doctors, nurses, therapists and volunteers about their best […]

The Story of Teamwork

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Stories of Hope
The Story of Teamwork

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte “We can’t help everyone. But everyone can help someone.”-Ronald Reagan We have a 57-year old patient who is diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She lives alone and has been branded to be “difficult to live with”. She keeps things in place and if you move anything out of order, she […]