Community Health Reflection

Topics: High school, Victim, College Pages: 2 (583 words) Published: October 15, 2014
Paolo Quezon BSBI4A
Journal Entry 1 Sir Jose Valentino Martinez

Typhoon Haiyan
The devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan is still somehow incomprehensible. This caught everyone off-guard and the events during and after are more than abhorring. It was the first of its kind and it might not be the last.

I am so thankful for the people that really go out of their way to help the victims of this calamity. I can go as far as saying that I idolize them actually. They are very inspiring and they provide hope, something the victims that need desperately. They are the epitome of human kindness and compassion. I dream that at least once in my lifetime I cold be able to participate firsthand in humanitarian work here, or maybe even in foreign countries like Africa.

Independence Day Activities
June 12, 2014 was not a rest day for me. A week before it came, I already have plans for the day. I had a friend in high school who was a victim of a series of very unfortunate events. While he was in second year (or grade 9 in Lasalle) his mother took ill and he needed to stop going to school because they had to allocate all their money in her medication in Manila. His family also went there to give moral support. Sad to say, the mother did not make it. The father was left traumatized after which and he spiraled into a depression which caused him to gamble and drink alcohol a lot. My friend was passed from one relative to another often treated like a house servants sometimes. Eventually, his older sister was able to bring him back here in Bacolod. He finished his secondary education in Bacolod City National High School but the thing is he could not get his diploma because some of his documents were withheld by Lasalle. He wasn’t able to pay the tuition when he was in second year. My friend wasn’t able to go to college because of this debt looming over his head. It was hard to find a job too because as far as...
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