Mar 30, 2020

The struggle of recovering from COVID-19 is undoubtedly one that causes a mental and emotional toll on those infected by it. Our medical frontliners are trying their utmost best to nurse the patients back to health physically. However, the patients will also need a boost of inspiration to lift their spirits as they fight the virus themselves. To do so, Dr. Nicole Perreras, a doctor from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), began an initiative that asks children to make handmade get well cards for COVID-19 patients.

In social media posts and messages that circulated online, Dr. Perreras personally requested parents and teachers to encourage children to make handmade cards which will be given to the patients by the doctors along with their breakfast trays. This was done in an effort to give a dose of happiness that can spark a sense of hopefulness to the patients.

Dr. Perreras then shared some of these get well cards that she received from the children. The cards are adorably done with craft papers, stickers and colorful scribbles paired with notes of wellness. 


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Museo Pambata, a children’s interactive museum, also shared this initiative on their social media. The letter can be sent Dr. Nicole Perreras personally at the RITM, Research Drive, Filinvest Corporate Center, Alabang or email a photographed or scanned copy to [email protected]



Likewise, this initiative can also be open to anyone who would want to share an uplifting message to the patients. Artists can help by creating digital or traditional artworks to send, but with all the time we have in our hands, anybody can join in and practice creativity for a good and hopeful cause.




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