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Youth Profile


age: 16 years old

gender: Male

birthdate: January 19, 1995

sy2011-12 level: 4th year high school at the National Orthopedic Hospital School for Cripped Children

On June 15, 2007, the child was admitted at Philippine Orthopedic Hospital because he suffered a Pott’s disease when he was accidentally fell down and unable to move. He used wheelchair. He was transferred at Bahay Mapagmahal, home for Disabled Children. Such incident did not stop the child to continue his education, he is enrolled in National Orthopedic School for Crippled Children as 4th year student. According to the caregiver of the center, John is kind and helpful child. The child knows to play the guitar His favorite sport is basketball and his dream is to finish his study and to have a better life someday.
The family lived together with his grandparents because they don’t have a means to rent a house. The child’s father works as a driver in the province. Two of his siblings are living in the province. His parents cannot support his education in College because his mother has no regular income.

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