Kyle walks 120km for A Hand for an Orphan project

Kyle Baleva (left) with his Nijmegen foster family Marianne Jansen and Co Martens. At right is Angie M. Gonzales, Kyle's mother and Chairperson of the Foundation for Filipino Children.It is our honor to inform you that Kyle has successfully walked a total of 120 km Friday (23 July), capping his participation in Nijmegen’s Walk of the World at about 14:00! For this feat, he acquired his second “Vierdaagsekruis” medal, an official Dutch decoration.

We are even more glad to report that aside from some ankle pain, he did not experience any other injury, not even a single blister on his feet! He bravely crossed the finish line, relieved that he would only need to walk part of the way back home to Utrecht and would not need to wake up very early the following day. Yet he already looks forward to joining the walk once again next year!

He hopes to continually contribute to the Children’s Rehabilitation Center’s (CRC) “A Hand for an Orphan” program by generating sponsorships for his participation in this walk. With your support, we are confident that he can also accomplish gathering an increasing amount every year. This year’s target goal is 3000 Euros. As of this writing, a number of sponsors have already contributed a total of at least 800 Euros towards this goal. We hope that this amount will significantly increase after this announcement has been made.

Again, thank you and we hope you have a fine weekend.

On behalf of the Stichting voor Filippijnse Kinderen, the Children’s Rehabilitation Center and Kyle, I would like to thank everyone for all the moral and material support you have contributed to this project. It could never be successful without your unwavering generosity!

You can still further assist Kyle in accomplishing his second goal by forwarding this to your network!

Best regards,

Angie M. Gonzales
Chairperson, Foundation for Filipino Children

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