#WorldCerebralPalsyDay : #IAmHereWeAreHere

All things are possible with God!

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I attended the WORLD CEREBRAL PALSY DAY PHILIPPINES. I was supposed to speak for the event but was late. Sorry! I was with Inay (my grandma) and Mama Lelen (my aunt).

I saw this on the gallery:

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Photo Grabbed from World Cerebral Palsy Day Philippines Facebook Page

But I enjoyed each moment. I arrived when Jessa Zaragoza rendered a special song for the kids with Cerebral Palsy and their families. And we hear another beautiful soul, Isabel Granada. I saw Dominic Roque who is one of the sponsors.

Seeing everyone lovingly taking  care of the kids with cerebral palsy, I felt their love. I wanted to hug all of them.

The kids rendered a song, Glowing Inside, it melted my heart even more when I received  a bookmark for the parents.

I want to share the speech I prepared for the event:

Good morning! I would like to thank Bobath Advocacy Group and Hong’s Children Center for CP. they invited me to come and speak the goodness of God. I am Racquel Castro, a blogger, an author, a math tutor, a thesis consultant, a programmer, and God’s warrior princess. A proud woman living with cerebral palsy. How do it all happen? read my book, hehe. Just kidding. When i was born, i didn’t cry like other new born babies. That 2-3 minutes affected my motor skills. But i thank the Lord for cerebral palsy. Why? Because it made me a strong woman.

I was treated normal. Thats what i thanked my family for. they never treat me different. Napapalo din po ako. I finished my studies and landed to be a free lance programmer. Love, encouragement, and trust. That is what i have.
by the grace of God, i have found my passion, writing, through an encouragement. A friend encourages me to write a novella and that launched my career as an author. My first novella, when fate speaks big time, was nominated in 2015 Virtue Christian Book Awards. It led me to an international publishing deal. right now, i have a few indie books right here.

Observe your child with cerebral palsy. It is not too late to support them with your love, encouragement, and trust. Will he/she be the next president of the republic? Just trust the talents God gave them. like me, encourage your child to be the best. Never give up on them. they will be the family’s blessing.

Good day and God bless you.

To God be the glory!

Here are some of the pictures taken by me and Mama Lelen:

Support me in my quest by buying my books. Part of that will be allotted to my Cerebral Palsy Awareness Program, Green Ribbon Campaign.

Like World Cerebral Palsy Day Philippines on Facebook

Like Bobath Advocacy Group on Facebook

Like Hong’s Children Center for Cerebral Palsy on Facebook

 

BlogEx Manila: Help Me Spread #CerebralPalsyAwareness

Last August 22, I got an email from Brand Philosophy Inc. that my blog, https://racquelsarah.wordpress.com/, has been nominated for Best Blogger for Advocacy on BlogEx Manila 2016 Awards!

What is BlogEx Manila 2016?

BlogEx Manila 2016 is a joint project between Tag Media Public Relations and Brand Philosophy Inc.

The event aims to bring together the country’s premiere bloggers, social media enthusiasts, digital broadcasters, entrepreneurs, influencers, brands and corporations, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, and influential new media experts in one location.

From: http://blogexmanila.com/blogex-manila-2016/

BlogEx Awards?

2016 will be the pioneering batch of the BlogEx Manila Awards.

The BlogEx Manila Awards has been created to recognize true viral style and creative excellence across a variety of industries, as well as awarding 2 sub-categories: Best Storyteller and Most Innovative award.

From: http://blogexmanila.com/blogex-awards/

How can you help me spread Cerebral Palsy Awareness?

  1. Vote for me to be the Best Blogger for Advocacy: http://blogexmanila.com/advocacy/
  2. Encourage your friends to vote too by sharing this link on your social media accounts: http://blogexmanila.com/advocacy/
  3. Buy my books to fund my Green Ribbon Campaign
  4. Help me by signing up on  a blog tour on Cerebral Palsy Awareness this October.
  5.  Invite me to speak to the youth to encourage them to be the best that they can be.
  6. Invite me to speak to churches to spread the Gospel and help me spread awareness
  7. Invite me to speak to companies.

Cerebral Palsy has been a blessing in disguise for me. It molded me to be what I am now, a strong woman of God!

-Racquel Sarah A. Castro

The Real Me: An Autobiography is now available

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Hope House Centre opens the option to order through Western Union. (This option is open to those who wants to order copies less than 100)

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You just have to tweet them on Twitter or comment on their page on Facebook.

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They will send you details regarding your orders. Group orders are encouraged 🙂

Seed of Faith: Sharing my graduation speech

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Once there was a girl, living the dream she aspired to accomplish. she had rough times but she trusted God.  Graduation Video. Be blessed and thank God after watching this. God bless you!

Trust God in all your endeavors. Pray and move mountains with Him.

My Birthday Treat: Free eBook When Fate Speaks Big Time

February 8! I am turning 32 tomorrow. As a gift for those I love, YOU, I am going to give FREE eBook. Yes! You can get When Fate Speaks Big Time from Feb. 8 to 9 for free! Get it and become a Green Ribbon Campaign Advocate! Help me in spreading Cerebral Palsy awareness by giving it a review on Amazon, GoodReads, and Smashwords. You can also blog about it and tweet me @rsacastro017 or post it on my Author page.

I will be compiling your blogs and book reviews soon.

Thank you!

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Racquel Sarah A. Castro

I Am Here. Cerebral Palsy

I received an email from Robyn Cummins and I quote:

Season’s Greetings from World CP Day.

From a small town in outback Australia to the skyscrapers of New York City, from tropical Malaysia to the Arctic north of Sweden, people with CP, their families and supporters, declared “I Am Here”.

Despite our geographic, economic and cultural differences, people with CP and their families face the same issues across the world. Our strength lies in the community we can bring together to tackle these challenges.

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I Am Here

At the heart of World CP Day are the people with CP, families and supporters who are making a difference every day. We salute their lives, achievements and aspirations.

Website: https://worldcpday.org/map/

I was part of this initiative to inspire more people.

Green Ribbon Campaign Updates

Green Ribbon Campaign focuses on cerebral palsy awareness. It began this year through my first Novel, When Fate Speaks Big Time. Each novel I wrote has a cerebral palsy character.

Next year, I plan to post several blogs about how encouragement plays a big role in my life. Hope House Centre will also release my Autobiography called The Real Me: An Autobiography. We plan to visit campuses to discuss my life and how encouragement takes me in becoming an Author.

I started the Green Ribbon Campaign: Encouragement Kick-off Month and here is the blog post on Week 1: Love Life.