BECI – Barbeque Party for a Cause
This is the first Annual BBQ Party for a Cause fundraising event here in API-BECI main campus. Our beneficiary is Mr. Mark Vincent “Makoy” Empeso Jr., who has hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. He is 7 years old. He surpassed his ventriculoperitoneal shunting 7 years ago but a heartbreaking turn of events happened two years ago when their child neurologist suggested that it would be better if they feed him through NGT.
Unfortunately, last February he drastically loses weight. As the recent diagnosis, they were advised by their doctor for PEG operation. So they are knocking to everyone who has a kind heart coz they are already facing financial difficulty for his hospital bills, medicine, maintenance, and therapies.
Upon hearing the request of this family, API-BECI students, teachers, and staffs decided to raise a fund for him. The non-academic team organized a Barbeque Party for a cause last July 22, 2018. We gathered money amounting to 7150.00 pesos. Some teachers and students also decided to give the child a therapy dog, which will be trained to stay with him in times of emergency and a stress reliever for him too.
Our deepest thanks to everyone who helped to prolong and make this child’s life and wish come true. May the Lord God Bless Us All….Great people….Great food….Great music and great Cause.