I was willing to do whatever it takes. All that was in my head was for my son’s treatments, nothing else mattered. I am one of the blessed women who got to wed the love of my life and create a wonderful
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Not long after I finished my college degree, I met my loving husband and started my promising career. Everything was going well. In fact,
“You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” John 13:7 It was in 1999 when my mother was diagnosed with Multiple
People got scared of them even their own family members because there were not enough scientific and medical explanations about the condition yet. I am a father, and an ordinary man.
In all my personal disasters they were there. They never abandoned me, they are my heroes The familial disaster I shared in the first part of my story was just one of many others.
If I would summarize my childhood in a word, I would say it was a “disaster”! I had seen so much pain and experienced too many tragedies before I became a teenager.
Sometimes you’d get the sweetest piece or the bitterest of them all. You may never know what life has to offer. Some things happen as planned, in most cases, they come in surprises.
What is your story? The one you never told to anyone before. The story of your laughs and miseries. The story of you holding on… To someone Or something Not worthy of holding onto.
I was born at around 8 in the morning on the 30th of June, during the Year of the Tiger, 1986. I am the third out of the four children in the family. I have an older brother, an older sister, and a younger
Many PWDs, if not all, have been subjects of discrimination and pity. It’s not new if we get discriminated or pitied by people close to us and by those who barely even know us.
We honor all fathers and everyone who has been paternal figures in our society. Their presence, most of all their love, has greatly affected and changed many lives
I rubbed my eyes hoping to find relief to what I thought were just a few dried tears that would eventually be washed away with my eyes’ mists. Hi! I’m Jorim from Quezon City.
“Ate, she was living a borrowed life.” A day after Christmas, I scanned through Facebook and saw Virtualahan’s post. I was in denial. So I called Coach Rose to confirm the news.
The chain of drug use was weak to be felt until they became too strong to be broken. I’m Zen from Cebu. I was born
What if I’d contract the virus? What if my parents get it? It would definitely mean death for me. When I first heard the news, I was anxious. Negative thoughts started to form in my head.
“With my given condition, who would hire me anyway?” At first look, I am normally mistaken to be a typical city boy in perfect health. People don’t see the rigors of life in my face or feel the roughness of hard
After the training, I did not stop learning. I continued the desire to really master a specific skill regardless of how hard it would be. Everyone is in pursuit of something whether in life,
“The only impossible things are those we call impossible”. I was 20 years old when I found out that I had hypertension. Yes, hypertension! I know it’s not usual for people as young as me to have
…had I known then what I know now, I would have been really proud to shout out loud… NBSB- No Boyfriend Since Birth. This is how most of my friends would describe me. It was quite an embarrassment
As a husband and a father, being sick is a heavy burden not to them but to me. I consider myself to be a young man since I am still in my mid-30s. I was born and raised in a simple, yet,
I may not have seen what light looks like but my God is my lamp. He guides me in every step I take. I’ve never seen how beautiful the world is. I’ve never seen the faces of the people who are dear to me.
Instead of blaming my condition, I make it as my driving tool to motivate me more… “Disability is not a hindrance to success,” a quote I’ve always seen on top of our classroom board. My name is Nova Mae
I already lost count on how many times the companies where I applied on, rejected me…. In my most honest opinion, I can’t even barely remember
If you believe in God and have come to know him as a loving and caring Father, how would you respond if all of a sudden your life takes a 180-degree turn,
“Running away from the pain and reality was more important to me.” What is the meaning of life? I’m certain that many, like me, ask this question. For some, they already know the answer while the
“True life may not be like fairytales, but we could always strive to find the happiness in our ever afters.” Every young lady dreams of having a wonderful family and a happy life. We all have that image
When one has a family, the father is the Captain of the ship. He steers the ships’ wheel and were to set sail. He is also the priest, provider, and protector. But what if the ship sank like the Titanic?
What matters most is that I am breathing, I am hoping and I keep on fighting. I am Darius and I am one of the recent graduates of virtual skills training at Virtualahan.
My dream of being a seafarer is drifted in the ocean but it doesn’t mean I can’t dream another dream. The ocean has always been my favorite view. It gives me the peace, serenity and simplicity I have
“…anything could happen to anyone at the least expected time, place and circumstance.” I have to be honest. I am not that comfortable telling my life story. This is why I chose to hide my identity.
Right after high school, there was no stopping for me. I immediately went to college and took up Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Pamantasan
The inconveniences, physical and emotional pain made me tear up in misery at such a young age. I would see all my other classmates
Before I graduated from maritime school in 2001, I experienced the highs and lows of life. My career life started after I graduated from maritime school
Looking back, all these were just a blurry dream, something that I could only hope for. Human life has its rhythms. There are ups and downs, an indicator that we are indeed living beings.
If there’s one choice that I would never regret having, that would be having my daughter. She came at the least expected time. She was unplanned and unintended, a product of naive and unwise choices.
A story of love, life and rejections of an HIV victim I asked the Lord to give me a chance not for myself but for the people that I love. Not everybody has the privilege of having the love and support of the people
I sulked in the sadness of the changes of my life, things are not the same. Everything came fast and easy for me. I started working at a young age and eventually went up the ladder of my career
“…there were even times that my father had to carry me on his shoulders just so I could attend school.” I’m Michelle from Cainta, Rizal. Before I joined Virtualahan, I was already a graphic artist
Rather than a victim, I see myself as a survivor. On My Feet From 16 to 19 years old. These were important years of my recovery. By this time, I could no longer
Rather than a victim, I see myself as a survivor. I just turned 47. But thirty-two years ago, my family and I never expected I would reach this age. We all thought I would not survive my first condition.