Eating, playing, and attending school are normal activities for most students. However, for the children beneficiaries of the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD), such activities are not normal but special.
Due to some kind of genetic mutation, these children are born with different types of rare diseases, some detectable a few days upon birth, while for others it can take up to years before it is diagnosed correctly. Since each type of disease is rare (hence the international term orphan disorder), pharmaceutical companies prefer to expend their Research and Development to finding a cure for a common rather than rare illness.
Families of a child or children with rare disease are often left to fend for themselves so some kind-hearted individuals came together to form the PSOD, which today has a total of 319 registered patient beneficiaries. Treatments and medical & nutritional supplies for these patients are expensive for many moderate wage-earning families but the PSOD gives them hope, a lifeline.
The Philippine Women’s University High School Class of 1968 chose PSOD for its Outreach Project and will donate a portion of the funds raised during PWU’s Grand Alumni Homecoming on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3pm to 8pm at Le Pavillion, Roxas Boulevard. The event reunites alumni from PWU, JASMS, PWC of Davao and Iloilo in a celebration of nearly 100 years of education with an emphasis on useful citizenship and service to the community. HS Class ’68 are this year’s Golden Jubilarians and hope that hosting the event will help raise much needed funds for PSOD.
For more information contact alumni?pwu.edu.ph or call tel. (+632)526-8421 local 150.
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