Learnathon 2013 – Part 12.

by Patrick Liew on December 3, 2013

‘How To Be Rich And Wealthy’ Seminar – A Win-Win Fund Raising Project For Survivors Of The Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

2 December 2013 (Monday), 7:00 - 11.00pm, Shine Auditorium, 100 Beach Road, #03-01, Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702

2 December 2013, 3pm.

In a few hours time, the battle begins.

This is a battle for human lives,

A battle for the fellow human who had lost everything,

A battle for the family who lost their precious home,

A battle for the elderly person who is hungry and thirsty,

A battle for the child who is crying in pain and sorry,

for they, too, are our brothers and sisters in the human race.

We weep when they weep.

We will rejoice when they rejoice over  a new day. A new hope for a better and stronger Philippines.

Our Learnathon 2013 team is committed to work our hearts out.

We will fight for every second, every moment to do our best for the last, the least, and the lost.

We are grateful and thankful for the many who had stretched out their hands to join us in this mission-critical project.

The friend, all the way from UAE, who raised funds in a networking session and sent the money over to us.

The entrepreneurs who opened their cafe earlier than planned, gave out free coffee for donations to Learnathon 2013.

The speakers who not only have to work for free but also made many other sacrifices to help raise more money.

The anonymous donor who gave us a cheque for a five-figure sum of money and told us, “Ssshhhh! Keep it quiet between us. We don’t need to be known.”

Even our Guest of Honor did his part to go around and raise funds on our behalf.

There are so many of them out there doing their part for the good cause.

It goes to show there’s soul in our community. There’s heart in our country.

It makes all our blood, sweat, and tears worth it.

I can’t even exhaust the list of people who made so much sacrifices to go into battle with us.

Words cannot describe their heroic acts, acts that can melt every tender heart.

Roger Koh who didn’t sleep well and busted his back for us.

Moonshi Mohsenruddin who juggled his business and family affairs while putting the bolts and nuts in place.

Jameson who ran around to organize the event – and make things click.

They and many other superheroes know full well they will not be remembered. They will not be recognized and rewarded.

What’s more, they had to bear with many negative remarks, grumbling.
grousing and griping, and even backstabbing.

They bulldoze through all the odds only because they want to serve humanity.

I can’t wait for the show to begin.

I can’t wait to see the money turned into gifts of love – precious resources to reach typhoon-wrecked  villages.

I can’t wait to see another smile – because of you.



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