Archive for June, 2017

A Surprise Visit!

Posted: June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 90273.9 (June 10th, 2017) 

Its just only few days ago where a small group of us went down to Duke-NUS Medical School, where we are invited to be part of their Camp Simba.

On June 7th, Pause For A Cause was once again invited to Kandang Kerbau Hospital (KKH), to meet and bring the smiles to the boys and girls who were warded there. It has bring much attention, that this is one of the most heartwarming care-giving event ever been proposed. We are there for a special purpose: To deliver moments of happiness and cheering up those hundreds of sick children at the said hospital.

*Note: We regret to inform we will not disclose any of the photos taken with kids, as to respect their families. Thank you for your understanding.

I will put on as the usual Red Ranger. There are three of us: the other two were an Elsa Cosplayer, and a Jurassic Park character with a baby dinosaur. He made the dino out of foam and cardboard. Its really an awesome piece of DIY, which also makes him like a ventriloquist. Amazing work and skill!

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So there we were, visiting from ward to ward. Greeting and giving the smiles and happiness to the sick children. One of us will help in taking Polarois photos, and the photos were given to the children. To keep as a memorable picture, to let them know they will never be alone and that we care. 

The kids were stunned by our presence. Imagine seeing the faces brighten up as we entered the wards, with a few really jumping up and down on their beds. Even the nurses were shocked, and eagerly wanted to take photos with us! =D

Our good friend with the baby dinosaur really did a good job in making the kids go wide-eyed. He will make the dino kiss them, pats on their heads, even love them. The dino is sooo real! =D Nice going bro! Love your dino! 

Though I had done this few times in the past, I still enjoy visiting the kids. I will never get tired of this, cause seeing the kids brighten up upon seeing us really makes our day as much as we make theirs.

As I had mention before, we are there for a purpose. We are not even some celebrity. We are volunteers, other than cosplayers, contribute to society in what we love to do. As a gesture of good will, not about money and fame. Its about giving charity and to be there to those who are in need. I have no regrets! =)

This reminds me of the late Lenny B. Robinson. He was an America charity worker who was better known as the Route 29 Batman who dressed as the Caped Crusader. While in his suit, he will drive in his custom-made car to deliver the moments of happiness to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals during his free time.

He was killed in August 2015, after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland where he was fatally struck by a car.

His death has become an inspiration, especially to the cosplayers who dressed as Superheroes. He reminded us, no matter how hard or long their health battles may be, with strength of will and determination, there is always hope! There will always be somebody who still cares. We are all humans afterall.

We would like to thank our KKH Coordinate for inviting us, and hope we can still maintain our ties in the future.

Also, thanks to both of our friends, who was also our photographers for being with us along the way. Very much appreciate! =)

By the end of the day, we hope the kids and their families were delighted by our surprise visit. Indeed, they were! =D We hope to see you again in the future kids. Be strong, and pray what’s best. Cause there will always be those who still cares.. =) 

 

Camp Simba!

Posted: June 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 98110.3 (June 5th, 2017)

Its been a while since the humble community of Pause of a Cause been invited to make those in need happy and bring the smiles to their faces. But no matter. As long there is, PFAC will be happy to respond enthusiastically to it. 

We were invited by DukeNUS Medical School to be part of their Camp Simba, which was organised on June 3rd. Made up of students from both Duke-NUS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, their mission is to provide kids, whose parent, sibling or close relative who has or has had cancer a chance to have fun and relax within the three-day fun program. A retreat experience just to be kids! That’s one of their aims, to give children affected by a parent’s cancer the opportunity to be kids.

Its just like any other care giving event dedicated for kids and their loved ones. Just right for us PFAC to be there and give them the best they’ll ever need. And my Red Ranger fits nicely to the theme =)

Total we have Batman, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and 3 Disney characters, including myself as the Power Ranger. The characters from Disney, which was Alice in Wonderland, Queen Elsa of Arendelle and Princess Anna of Arendelle from the animated movie, Frozen! WOW indeed! A mix and match of mainstream, iconic and amazing characters to fill the hearts and desires of the kids and families in need. Certainly looking forward for that day! =D

There’s various games been set up for them, and we just mingle in with the flow. Mainly the photobooth, which got us suddenly hooked into it till I feel we could just position ourselves there throughout the event! Hahaha! 

Indeed, the kids were surprised of our presence and this is where we bring in the action. Seeing their happy faces really make our day, as much as we make theirs. Its always been an impact to see superheroes or fantasy characters been invited to join the fun. Not just cosplaying, but to make the event an awesome one.

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Many many thanks for the volunteers for having us to be part of the event. We are honour by this unique opportunity, and hope we can continue to work together again in the future.

Lastly, and always, a wonderful group photo of the people who made this possible! =D

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Look. They even made us some weapons out of balloons! =D