ColorKiddos Gives Hope to ColoRectal Kids in the Philippines

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ColorKiddosIt’s contest time! I am holding this contest to increase awareness about kids born with anorectal defects. Our niece, Mei-mei, who was born about a month after Dindin, had an imperforate anus. It is a birth defect without a known cause. It just happens.

What are colorectal defects or anorectal anomalies? Learn more here.

What is imperforate anus? Learn more here.

Meimei celebrated her third birthday last April 16, 2012.

We were just thankful that in Mei-mei’s case, that was her only problem and she did not have other complications that usually come with this condition. Just barely out of her mother’s womb, Mei-mei underwent her first surgery. But it did not stop there. To fully correct the situation so that Mei-mei can have a normal bowel movement, she had to hurdle two more surgeries before her first birthday. You can just imagine the pain and stress that she had to go through.

But because of God’s grace, you could not possibly see traces of that traumatic experience, except for the little scar on her side.

With that, my sister-in-law Maricar has launched the movement/social enterprise called ColorKiddos in order to help children born with similar conditions and whose parents are financially challenged. You see, aside from the three surgical procedures required, there are so many medical supplies and medicines needed until the child has fully recovered and his bowels fully working.

I am giving way to some words from Maricar:

“When Meimei turned 1 year old, my husband and I decided we would give a THANK YOU offering (financially) to honor God for His provision and to celebrate the successful journey of our daughter. But if we only gave the money to 1 child, it ends with that 1 child. So instead of giving the money to just one baby, we decided to use the money to start a business that will generate more income, to help more children. The best part was the community got involved. Family, relatives, friends, bloggers and even strangers not just in our City, but from other cities and provinces as well. Selling the product made the buyers so glad to be able to help and at the same time enjoy their purchase. So WHY ColorKiddos? Because it’s not just my husband and I who want to help the colorectal children live a better life… Our families do. Our friends do. Our communities do. ColorKiddos is just one of the many ways we can help the less fortunate live better lives.

That is why I would like to ask our friends and family, bloggers and FB users, to please help us spread ColorKiddos in the net. The more people know about us, the more chances we have in providing support to the parents in caring for their ColorKiddo and the more chances we have of helping these kids live a better life. Thank you in advance and may God Bless your heart.”

Joey and Maricar with their eldest son EJ and Meimei. The whole family is now residing in China.

I am holding this contest to increase the number of followers of ColorKiddos on Facebook. But if you can write about this and link up ColorKiddos.net on your blog, that would surely be appreciated. That will surely let many people around the world through the internet about this birth condition and the movement that ColorKiddos is spurring.

And since this is a contest, we do have prizes for three winners. We will give $20 to one person and $5 each to two others, which will be sent through Paypal. You may think this is not much but well, just think that you are helping underprivileged colorectal kids in the Philippines. We are doing this to gain international attention for this cause.

Please find Rafflecopter code below to join the contest. Please spread the word, too, among your family and friends. That would surely go a long way in giving hope to ColorKiddos in the Philippines.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

FB page https://www.facebook.com/ColorKiddos
website http://colorkiddos.net/
email/ym: colorkiddos@yahoo.com
skype: colorkiddos

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Loving Mama

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Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at:

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  1. Thanks so much for this, a very touching gesture, very much appreciated… 🙂 and I wanna thank in advance also those who will join…really hoping you can spread the word and blog about Colorkiddos…together, we can make a difference and make lives of the little children better… God Bless you.
    Do let us know if you have a post about ColorKiddos so we can post it in our FB WALL 😉

  2. Rebel Sweetheart says:

    I found your blog via our FB group (Filipina Bloggers), and I’d be more than happy to spread the word about your noble cause. I linked you up in my blog, shared your page on my FB fanpage as well.
    More power to Color Kiddos!

    1. Thank you Rebel Sweetheart… Saw it on your wall, LIKED your page as well 🙂
      God Bless!

  3. Shengkay says:

    will join sis!…pero hindi lang ako sure kong makapag blog ako nito..

  4. worthy causes like this need all the help it can get, i shall help in my own little way by sharing ColorKiddos Facebook Page on my wall + blogging about this giveaway, too!

    good luck on this + hopefully more mums will support your noble cause, sis! 🙂

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the heartfelt write up…
      Now teary eyed for the support extended…

      I was blessed to have been financially capable and was able to hire a caregiver who assisted me faithfully in caring for my little girl, plus of course family and friends who helped… I pray that thru ColorKiddos and you, together, we can indeed make the lives of the kiddos in the financially challenged family – better.

      THANK YOU again.

      Please find your blog in our FB Page:

  5. I want to help ColorKiddos by telling my friends about this Facebook page and thus increasing awareness about anorectal anomalies.

    1. hi Malou 🙂

      Thanks much for blogging about us… I’ve commented on your blog and posted it also in our FB Page 🙂
      Find it here:

      God Bless!

  6. Joined and hopefully ColorKiddos will meet their goal.

  7. Mommy Dharlz says:

    I want to help ColorKiddos by information dissemination. I can blog about this cause in my blog, JustTheTipOfAnIceberg.com, my blog for causes. I can also use all my social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter, G+, and all others to disseminate information.

    The more people to learn about this, the better…

    1. Loving Mama says:

      thank you mommy!

    2. Thank You So Much Mommy Dharlz… Saw it in your blog.
      Commented and posted in our FB Page. Find it here 🙂

      God Bless.

  8. liked your fb page, sis! God bless ColorKiddos!

  9. Joined this noble giveaway!! Shared this post on my FB wall and on Google +!!

    1. Loving Mama says:

      thank you so much marz!

  10. This is a very nice campaign and giveaway. Kudos to you sis! joined the giveaway too. =)

  11. this is a very good advocacy and paying it forward. i would like to help by raising awareness and featuring this over at my blogs soon and passing along the awareness by RT and FB shares.

    may God bless you and your sis-in-law’s endeavors!

    1. Loving Mama says:

      thank you so much sis. we would really appreciate it if you could blog about this. pls give me links of ur blog post so that we can put it up at the colorkiddos page 😀

  12. Icar says:

    thanks fr sharing the information. I have a cousin who’s son also has the same defect and we didn’t know that there exists a group/organization that helps out families in the same situation. I joined this giveaway not for the prize but to help raise awareness…more power!

    1. hi Icar… I sent you FB message, hopefully you got it.
      thanks a lot!

  13. Rheza Revestir says:

    i love this giveaway and i joined already.

  14. I hope to blog about this, sis. Will be back for the link na lang. 🙂

  15. Teri says:

    I am excited to colorkiddos products, I will help promote to moms so I can help those kids have better life.

    1. hi Teri.
      Thanks for blogging about us… posted your link in our FB Page.

  16. parenting and babies says:

    I do hope that everything can be good and hope the children can have their operation soon, I don’t have any money to donate but my prayers and the awareness that i can share , i think would be beneficial.

    1. Loving Mama says:

      sis you might want to sell some of the colorkiddos merchandise. 😀

  17. streaming servers says:

    I am glad to hear that everything went ok with your little one. I think it is great that they have an organization like ColorKiddos to help.

  18. Gene says:

    It’s so heartbreaking that kids, even babies encounter difficulties like this at a very young age. This is a very good advocacy sis. I hope that more children will benefit from these.

    By the way, I visited their FB page, I like the leggings. 😀

    1. Hi Gene,

      thanks for joining 🙂 hope to read your blog about us soon (wink)with your help and the other bloggers, hopefully we can reach more children.

      about the leggins, YUP, they’ll be available in July… just working up some details with suppliers 🙂 will inform you if I’m in Pinas na 🙂

      God Bless.

  19. Will blog about this giveaway tom. 🙂

  20. Jonha | iJustDid.org says:

    Thanks so much for the awareness, will be spreading the word about this: http://ijustdid.org/2012/06/colorkiddos/

    1. hello 🙂 thanks so much for blogging about us… and taking time to share our story 🙂

      You featured Boo and Ysa 🙂 They are kids of our dear friends Marc and Jaja from Davao sila. Magkapatid yan and both born with same problem. Their Mom shared their story too in colorkiddos.net. Very touching, uplifiting and very educational as well 🙂

      God Bless.

  21. Worthy causes like these especially involving kids will definitely get support from me. I know how it feels when a child gets sick, how much more if he/she is born with something which he/she does not understand.

    I wish, hope and pray that ColorKiddos will go a long long way, worldwide.

    You can count on me. I will be asking friends around to help us spread the word.

    1. hello 🙂 thanks so much for blogging about us… your comment in is very touching and encouraging… will update you for upcoming activities and will indeed count on you for extra hands 🙂

      God Bless.

  22. Two years ago na ba since I bought kids apparel from Mommy Car? Not really sure but I’m so proud na nka help ako sa ColorKiddos even in my small little way. Since I’m busy with blogging and not active na sa online shop ko, eventhough I can’t continue wtih the ‘selling’ part, I’ll still try to help by means of blogging about it and sharing it on my FB and Twitter. Pra maging aware din yung ibang tao about this. 🙂

    1. Yes mommy Dha, that was 2010 🙂 will be posting soon our next recipient soon, I’m still waiting for the mommy to submit her story and pictures of her little boy 🙂 include us in your blog ha 🙂 thanks thanks!
      God Bless.

  23. May God continue to bless you and your family for doing this kind deed. shared your post to my pages. 😀

  24. danbiadog says:

    Thank you for this information. You and colorkiddos have a good hearts and truly helping the colorectal children live a better life specially here in the Philippines. I Blog your post please see http://yourwikimedia.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/colorkiddos-gives-hope-to-colorectal-kids-in-the-philippines-2/
    I will also spread the good news in Facebook and Twitter.

  25. arcee says:

    i feel so happy and proud about joining in this contest. goodluck on this cause and God bless the foundress!

  26. Joanne says:

    a very commendable advocacy…i’m happy to have joined the contest..will help share this on FB and twitter.

  27. Dear ColorKiddos friends, THANK YOU for joining us in this journey…

    Please take time to read the story of BABY AMBREY – he is our next ColorKiddos beneficiary. Those who have blogged about us and have placed their orders, THANK YOU… your blessings will reach him next month!


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