Success Through Diligence: How A Former SOS Child Became A Doctor
Erwin was only one year old when his mother passed away due to
an illness. His father lost confidence in raising him and his sister alone and
brought the siblings to theSOS Children’s Village in Lipa. There, Erwin and
his sister were lovingly raised by Nanay Luzviminda.
in his studies, Erwin recalls spending his childhood at home burying his nose
in books while other children his age chose to play outside. He had no specific
career in mind yet then, but he remembers being engrossed in science books and
Erwin has his own family in SOS, there were times when he still felt like he
was different from “normal children” who grew up in “normal families”. Erwin
couldn’t help but feel like an outsider at school when the topic of family was
brought up. The feeling of being an abandoned child still lingered.
didn’t go unnoticed by his SOS family. During Erwin’s lowest times, Nanay
Luzviminda and other SOS mothers and aunts would comfort him and reassure him.
Thanks to them, Erwin had grown to appreciate the uniqueness of his life story.
his wife and children, visited the mothers of SOS Lipa last January 20
support encouraged Erwin to give his best in his studies. After graduating in
college with a degree in Biology, Erwin pursued higher education and applied
for medical school. Erwin now works as a doctor in Cavite. He’s currently
sharing a small clinic with his friend and fellow general physician.
receiving a medal during his graduation rites in De La Salle Medical and Health
Sciences Institute; Right: Erwin posing with his friends after the graduation
rites in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute
life continues to be unique. On top of being a doctor, he is now a third-year
law school student.
of these could not have been possible without the help of our donors who
continue to support our cause. Because of your help, children like Erwin can
reach their full potential.
hope to send more children in need to school. These children deserve to have
access to quality education and a family who will guide and nurture them.
Through committing a small portion of your blessings to these children, you’re
making a world of difference in their lives.