Last month, I was able to attend the MEDICAL FESTIVAL 2008 by Super Olympics, an international organization created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation for the benefit of persons with Intellectual Disabilities. The event took place last September 12, 2008 at SM Mall of Asia – SMX. Approximately, more than a thousand special children participated the event.
I went there as a one of the representatives of the Ike and Nena Belo Foundation. I was assigned to bring with me Rochelle Pangilinan (Eat Bulaga, Daisy Siete) and Valerie Concepcion (Wowowee, Banana Split).
When I first entered the hall, I saw a variety of faces of different people with intellectual disabilities. Some of the, brought there moms and nannies with them. They also came from different families with different financial status.