This evening we were invited to a birthday party at the House of Hope here in Davao City.
This is a place we had heard about and I definitely wanted to visit. Children with cancer who are patients of the Southern Philippines Medical Center are using the House of Hope as living facility. So, when a new friend of ours invited to the party, we were happy!
Due to our western punctuality, we were the first people to arrive. I enjoyed walking around & making friends. This really is a place of joy and hope. Some of the kids were right in the middle of cancer treatment and others remaining after treatment for tests. Sweet bald little heads & tired bodies, but they still giggled & carried on.
They were anticipating the party….good food, entertainment and visitors. The neat thing about this party was that our friend’s son was the host. You see, 13 year old Louie and his 16 year old friend decided to share their birthday celebrations with the kids at he House of Hope. What a great idea. They did not disappoint either, Louie and his two brothers led some songs. Boy, Filipinos love to sing!!!!!
As we were leaving the 16 year old hostess was giving each of the kids a special goodie bag. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday night!