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1560: Wheel chair dream project

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  • Henry
    Last August 28, 2008 in the occasion of the Second Cluster 2D Meeting with Matching Grant Seminar, the Hundred Islands Rotary awarded a wheelchair to a
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2008
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      Last August 28, 2008 in the occasion of the Second Cluster 2D Meeting
      with Matching Grant Seminar, the Hundred Islands Rotary awarded a
      wheelchair to a Baltazar Lejero, a man born with deformed legs and
      feet. The meeting – seminar was held at the Fel-Am's Restaurant, San
      Jose Drive, Magsaysay, Alaminos City.

      President Henry R. Onia in the introduction of the wheel chair project
      and of the beneficiary related that he has been seeing Baltazar Lejero
      (Manong Bal) go to church crawling. It became part of his prayer that
      some day he would give a wheel chair to him. This prayer and dream of
      his became true through important course of events. He was elected
      President of the Hundred Islands Rotary which makes the dream nearer
      to reality because the club could conduct fund raising activities to
      fund this project. The cost of a wheel chair would be somewhere
      P10,000 to P15,000.

      A fellow President during the Rotary Year 2008-2009 finally became
      instrumental for the realization of the dream. While bargaining for
      the order of club pins during the District Assembly in Oxford Hotel in
      Clark Freeport Zone, the owner of Whoa Apparel, Inc., authorized maker
      of Rotary memorabilia, offered the bargain that she would give
      President Henry a wheel chair if he would order of club pins and order
      the award for outgoing presidents. Even with a tight budget,
      President Henry grabbed the offer.

      The ordered club pins and the wheel chair were delivered during the
      Tri-Seminar in San Fernando City, La Union on August 24, 2008. The
      fund which could be raised in fund raising project for the purpose of
      procuring a wheel chair for Manong Bal could now be used in equally
      important community project.

      In behalf of Manong Bal and the Hundred Islands Rotary, he expresses
      his heartfelt gratitude to President Ma. Daisy O. Serneo of the Rotary
      Club of Metro San Pedro, San Pedro, Laguna, R.I.District 3820 for
      donating the wheel chair.

      With an act of kindness in the part of President Daisy, she had made a
      difference in the life of Manong Bal.

      Source: "Henry" <elijah_joseph@...> / Courtesy: eFlash_Rotary
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