Mrs. Cynthia Villar visited cancer strickened kids in Child Haus

Child Haus kids pose with Manay Lolot Solis, Mrs. Cynthia Villar, Tates Gana and Mother Ricky Reyes

CHILD HAUS,  a halfway house  for cancer-stricken children coming from various provinces in the country and undergoing treatment in Manila, was filled anew with ‘love and joy’ as former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar visited them and  gave them gifts and snacks from Jollibee.            

There was a festive mood as the faces of the sick children and their parents and guardians, staying with them at Child Haus,  brightened up when the Jollibee mascot  entertained them  with games, dance  and  song number.  
Kids from Child Haus singing Christmas songs
with Mrs. Cynthia Villar and Tates Gana

They were more delighted when the former congresswoman, together with celebrity hairdresser Ricky Reyes, Child Haus founder and main benefactor,  handed them gift packages consisting of biscuits, Oishi, T-shirt and toys.  

In choosing Child Haus children  as among the recipients of her gift-giving,  Villar said she wants to make them happy in her own small way. “I want to ease the pains they feel. I want to see the smiles on their faces,” she stressed.

Despite their young age, Villar said these children are battling with the “Big C” everyday of their lives. “And I know how a mother’s heart bleed seeing her child struggles to survive,” said Villar.

Mrs. Cynthia Villar with Tates Gana, Mother Ricky Reyes
and the kids from Child Haus
Child Haus or the Center for Health and Life Development,  dubbed as “Shelter of Hope”, is a temporary home to 83 ‘residents’ composed of 35 patients and their parents and guardians.

Of the 35 patients, 22 of them, including a 20-yer old adult,  are sick with cancer specifically leukemia. The youngest cancer patient is a one-year old from  Nueva Ecija.

There are 13 non cancer patients, three are being treated for cleft palate.
The impoverished patients are undergoing chemotheraphy and other  medical treatment  at Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Philippine Orthopedic Hospital.

“They are all outpatients. So instead of staying in the corridors of hospitals, they are being accommodated  at Child Haus,” said Villar.

“It’s good that there are kind-hearted and generous souls  helping them like Ricky Reyes, and Mr. Hans Sy, President of SM Prime Holdings,  who donated  the new site of the Child Haus in Quezon City.

Villar noted that  helping the ‘poor and the needy’ and the less fortunate is their way of returning all the blessings they have been receiving from God.

Mrs. Cynthia Villar receiving letters from children in Child Haus
“We are so blessed by God. I have a wonderful husband and three loving children. And there are people around us who have remained supportive  of  our  adovacies. We should also be thankful that we are healthy. So we have to take care of our help. It is also a gift from God,” said Villar, who won in a landslide victory as representative of Las Pinas City’s lone district.

After her term ended in  2010, having served in  the House of Representatives for three terms or nine years, Villar  has remained active in his various social and civil programs. 
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  1. I adore the Villar families and their friends for helping these kids.

  2. Gusto ko pumunta dito para matulungan din mga bata.

  3. sa mga araw ngayon puro gadgets na lang kasi inaatupag ng mga bata ngayon, kaya gusto ko dalhin din mga anak ko dito para naman makita nila na dapat pahalagahan nila ang buhay.

  4. Bernadeth Marie CortezJune 21, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    nakakainspire naman itong article na ito. sana madami pa tumulong sa mga taong nangangailangan. sana matuto mag-appreciate yung generation ngayon sa mga simple na bagay lang.

  5. would love to visit the place and the children. I would love to have a foundation also that helps children in need.