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Thursday, October 26, 2006

A dream comes true

On Sept. 16, I blogged about a boy's little request to meet up with his idol, wrestler Batista. Pyro is a 3 year old boy who suffers from cancer. Like any other young boy, he watches wrestling and is wowed by big, bulky men. And he happens to like Batista very much. When news spread that Batista will be in town, Jojo, Mec's husband had the idea of a meeting with Batista. Thus, a series of emails passed here and there, blogger friends posting the idea on their sites hoping that somehow, the handlers of Batista would come to know of this little boy's wish.

It was a dream come true, a prayer answered for my friend Mec, Pyro's aunt, when finally, the handlers of Batista contacted her to tell her that Pyro can meet Batista in person. It was like David and Goliath sans the hostilities. Batista may seem like Goliath to us for we see him throw big men, punch heavy blows, kick like a mad man isnide the ring but in reality he, too, seems like a guy with a soft heart. You can watch the meeting here

I received an email which I'd like to share and it goes like this:


Mec and I extend our gratitude, prayers and thanks to all those that helped in one way or the other to making this wish come true. I do hope that all of us would get to relate to the love and kindness that transpired to making this dream a reality. How I wish I could put into words the hapiness that is reflected in the boy's eyes after the meet and greet and after watching the wresting match live in Araneta.

We have asked so much already but forgive us if we ask for your continuous prayers for Pyro's recovery. And if you can resend this email to those that you initially sent the original email, we would be very greatful. AGAIN THANK YOU!!!

Best Regards,

Jojo Arevalo

If you would like to know about Pyro's latest condition, please read Mec's blog

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Blogger BatJay said...

ang galing ano?

malaki talaga nagagawa ng mga nagtutulungan. maraming mga tao sa pinoy blogging community ang nagbigay ng space to tell about pyro's wish and it made a difference.

sana marami pang ganitong mga joint work na mangyari. we can literally move mountains.

marami rin ang di nakaka alam na mayroong "pyro fund" na ginawa ang mga ibang bloggers. it's a small amount of money galing sa mga chip-in. this is also a big deal dahil ang mga nagbigay ng pera ay hindi naman mayayaman na tao.

ingat bossing.

PS - sana may treatment na gawin kay pyro para gumaling siya. yun ang bottom line, i guess. he needs to get well.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous sachiko said...

i agree with Jay..we can move mountains nga through our pens and unity.

and yes,these things are good but ang pinaka imptortante is for Pyro to get well. I think he is going to be treated in the U.S?

10:59 AM  
Blogger hafiz lecky said...

this blog is so beautiful,i have set it on my it for regular visits

11:06 AM  
Anonymous trench said...

Im glad. Seen this on other blogs as well. The power of these superstars to change lives is amazing.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous bayi said...

yep. if the mountains won't move, we'll bring the mountains...

6:52 PM  
Anonymous bing said...

is that the little kid whose meeting with Batista was seen in tv? really looked like David and Goliath. :-)

i admire Batista's concern about little kids. that's a commendable act you had there.

10:03 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Batjay Tama ka. Buhayin ulit natin ang bayanihan kahit sa internet lang.

Sachiko Hindi ko alam kung dadalhin nga siya sa States. Whereever and whatever, basta makakagaling sa kanya, okay lang.

hafiz lecky Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I assume you are a medical practitioner based on your blog?

Trench Yes, this has been in other blogs, too. It was our friend, Cath's, idea that we use the internet to reach out to Batista. Thanks for coming.

Bayi Yes. With a lot of prayers and strong will, we can move mountains.

Bing Yes, Channel 7 covered the story and was aired in the evening news. Msuta ka na. Pasensiya na at hindi ako gaanong makapag blog hop lately.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that certainly does bring tears to my eyes...

I lift up prayers for pyro and everyone who worked hard to help him, including batista. :)

I especially liked what he said about pyro probably being stronger than many of us.. I suddenly see this man in a new light. :D

thank you for sharing his story, it is truly an inspiring one. :P


3:14 PM  
Blogger bugsybee said...

I saw the video (I think it was linked from CaT's blog) of the big guy holding the small guy and it was hard to hold back my tears. I am so happy for Pyro and his family, I salute Batista and all of you who made Pyro's wish possible by spreading the word from blog to blog to blog. We should do this more often!

2:43 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

eri Thanks for the prayers and support. Pyro surely needs them a lot.

Yes, Batista seems to be a tough guy with a soft heart,no?

bugsy I know you're one of us who made something to make this happen. You're one of those Cath asked to blog about it and you did. Thanks.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous bingskee said...

i am ok, mr rolly, thanks for asking. not really necessary for you to be asking apologies. i am also guilty of not frequenting my favorite sites. bukod sa mabagal ang dial up, ala pa akong enough time. pati nga PTN, napabayaan ko na.

10:15 PM  

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