Filipino kids are doing their share to lift up the spirits of COVID-19 patients by sending homemade greeting cards.
The cards were posted on the Facebook page “Share your love, Share A Card” created on March 28, 2020.
In a post on March 28, the page called for parents to ask their children to create the cards and send them to an email that would reach Doctor Nicole Ferreras of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) who would in turn print the cards and give them to the patients.
“TO EVERYONE WITH KIDS:
Dr. Nicole Ferreras (Doctor in RITM) is requesting if your kids are interested in creating handmade get well cards that they can give out to their patients to uplift their spirits,” the post said.
“Each patient will receive a get well card as part of their breakfast tray,” it added.
In response to the call, Jen Padz posted photos of get-well-soon cards made by her 10-year-old niece, with the child showing her drawing with the message, “Get well soon. Corona Virus will end soon!!?? 🙂 #fight!fight!fight! #dontgiveup :). Get well soon! God is always by your side. Sending warm thoughts and sunshine your way with hope that they bring some cheer to you today.”
Another photo was from a kid who has ADHD but still managed to draw and show support and love to everyone.
Greeting cards may be shared to the “Share your love, Share A Card” Facebook page or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org so the team can print them for distribution to the patients.
Artists have also taken the initiative to ask people to help frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 and launched the social media movement, #ArtForMedPH, which gives away commissioned artworks in exchange for donations to groups in the frontline.
The Art of Maku has also offered his artwork to inspire the Filipino nation by creating and posting his illustrations of Pinoy comic superheroes fighting the coronavirus.
As escalating cases of COVID-19 in Metro Manila have placed health workers and scientists in the frontline of the fight to control the coronavirus disease, netizens went on Twitter and Facebook to express gratitude for their public service and sent hashtags #SalamatUP and the topic of “thank yous” to trending.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to kids answering the call of RITM for get well soon cards to lift the spirits of COVID-19 patients!
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