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 […]

Three Stories: A Father’s Day Tribute

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Three Stories: A Father’s Day Tribute

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte My tribute this month is for all the fathers out there. I have three stories to share. Story #1: Just like a flashback scene from a telenovela, a man was left by his wife four years ago to join her lover. She abandoned their two kids and left them in the […]

Nurses Care

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Stories of Hope

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte For the month of May, National Nurses Week is being celebrated worldwide. Up to this day, I still can’t find the right words to explain how nurses do what they do. Day in and day out they give a part of themselves to the patients they assist. The ones that stay in […]

Peddling for Dignity

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Peddling for Dignity

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte I believe everybody has experienced getting sick once or twice in their lifetime. The common cold accompanied by the feeling of being feverish or perhaps getting the stomach flu after eating your favorite meal.  You tend to have people do everything for you. From preparing your “sick-person” meal (the repeated rice gruel-crackers-and-carbonated […]

Golden Hours

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Golden Hours

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte A young, vibrant girl full of dreams at the age of thirteen, our patient was enrolled in The Ruth Foundation program on March 3 as referred by one of our past OJTs. Her condition started with her complaints of being dizzy and having unbearable headaches, which caused her to skip school, […]

Hope Reunites

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Stories of Hope
Hope Reunites

Written By: Mikee Pasaporte Growing up, I strongly believed that my mom had special powers. She could kiss away the pain of my little finger that got stuck between the cookie jar and its cover. Her hugs could ease the hurt I’d feel from fighting with my best friend. When she strokes my head when […]

Alone No More: Jonathan’s Story

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Stories of Hope

Written By: Ina Amor-Mejia Jonathan Roda, a cancer patient in his 40’s, came to TRF with a large mass on his left knee. Suffering from Osterosarcoma, a common type of bone cancer, Jonathan came to TRF desperate for help. He was alone, in pain, and was losing hope. The staff and nurses of TRF moved […]