AA for Hawkesbury
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Please visit Bobby's Everyday Hero Page
Help him reach his fundraising goal: $1,500
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.
I am Bobby Edmilao and I am the Hawkesbury Chapter ANCOP Ambassador for 2018. I joined
Couples for Christ in 2007 and with the help of my lovely wife, Grace, served as Household Head and Kids for Christ Coordinator. We are blessed with four wonderful children who give us enormous joy and pride.
During my student days at University of Santo Tomas, I was a member of Pax Romana — a religious student arm dedicated to promoting social justice and Catholic value formation inside and outside of the university. Through various outreach community services, I witnessed the dire situations of the people in the slum areas of Manila and this made me realize the extent of poverty in our country. My eyes were further opened to the plights of the poor when I was doing rural service as a medical student in Bulacan and Quezon province. I have witnessed how poverty has stripped patients with dignity and hope and made them physically, mentally and spiritually sick. This ignited my passion to help the disadvantaged and since then joined numerous medical surgical missions all over the country and performed free cataract surgeries.
When I moved to Australia in 2005, I was privileged enough to continue this work by being a Paramedic, and now I am helping people with alcohol and drug addiction under the NSW Justice Health program.
I thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity to serve through the ANCOP Ambassador program. And I appeal to your generous hearts to help us raise funds — so together, we can help break the cycle of poverty through provision of good education and values formation to underprivileged children.