Month: February 2017

Malnourished Mel Overcomes the Odds

February 20, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home When Mel* was rescued from the streets at age nine, he was underweight and had severe health issues. Having spent years on the street with his family, he was diagnosed with primary complex disease, a precursor to tuberculosis. Mel’s outlook was bleak. The third of four children, […]

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Toto’s Redemption

February 10, 2017

By John and Gela Basiwa, Manila Children’s Home Ten-year-old Toto* was angry when he showed up at the Manila Children’s Home (MCH) three years ago. So angry, in fact, that he fought with the other boys and even his own siblings. At one point, Toto got ahold of a knife and threatened another boy. Then, […]

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