Life with myelodysplastic syndrome

If there are things that keep 39-year-old Marie Anne Concepcion-Magpantay from giving up, it’s her untiring faith in God and unwavering support of her family and friends. Meanne (as she’s more fondly called) has been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), categorized as refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia 2 percent blast in February 2016. It startedContinue reading “Life with myelodysplastic syndrome”

The truth about getting sick in the PH

This year’s World Health Day theme hits close to home as I have experienced first-hand how to undergo financial hardship when my precious seven-year-old niece, Rianna got sick and died, leaving us with a huge financial debt. World Health Day calls on world leaders to take concrete steps to move towards universal health coverage (UHC),Continue reading “The truth about getting sick in the PH”

‘The Sandy Project’: The launch

To celebrate Sandy Aranas’ fifth year in heaven, her family and friends gathered on February 12, 2018 at Green Sun Building in Makati City to launch The Sandy Project, a dengue awareness and prevention campaign with school aged children as the target audience.   “At a tender age of 10, we lost Sandy, my onlyContinue reading “‘The Sandy Project’: The launch”

Goodbye, ate Yollie

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is likeContinue reading “Goodbye, ate Yollie”

4 things I learned about life this 2017

I honestly don’t know how to start this post. I agreed to participate in this collaboration since this is our last for this year, but I seriously don’t know how to begin, what to say or how to say it. This post should talk about my reflections about 2017 – what happened, what I achieved,Continue reading “4 things I learned about life this 2017”