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How YOU helped save JoB’s life May 19, 2011

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Here is the link to the latest blog post from the Hope for JoB website. It’s a detailed account of the liver transplant of Baby JoB. Thank You, Lord, for a successful operation! http://hopeforjob.blogspot.com/2011/05/his-amazing-grace.html

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Running for JoB photos from Nargalzius May 17, 2011

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Here are some photos taken by Carlo Santos. You’ll find the entire set of photos here:

http://www.nargalzius.com/gallery/set.php?/72157626608853137/page1/

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We ran for JoB! Official count = 22 kilometers May 15, 2011

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WE DID IT!!! We ran for JoB! Our official count is 22 kilometers. It’s a bit shorter than what I was targetting for, but we really sprinted at the last second to hit that 22.

THANK YOU to everyone who showed up at today’s run. We started at around 5pm with only 6 runners (including myself). Didn’t really expect much. I can’t remember what time people started coming in, but I remember one loop where I looked towards the “aid station” and there were so many bikes. All of them were there for JoB!

I don’t have any photos with me at the moment, but I’ll definitely post them once I get them.

I’ll write a more cohesive recap of the run, complete with pictures soon. For now, I would like to thank the following people who showed up for tonight’s run:

THE RUNNERS:
Mark Mostoles
Carlos de Guzman
Aleta Yao
Arbie Portugal
Ronald Declarador (our barefoot runner!)
Hyacinth Dadap (her longest run prior to this was 30 minutes. She ran for 1 hour and 30 mins!)
Donat Avellana
Carlo Mostoles
Roxy Cipriano
Chari Ongyanco
Nadj Buenafe

THE AMAZING SUPPORT CREW:
Karina Partido
Cris Tanjutco
Carlo Santos (who was also our designated photographer)
Arly Cruz
Arly’s sister
Ken Chua
JO Ong
Glenn Orbon with his two sons
Bruno and Len Yonzon
Carla Jugo
Paul and Elaine Ricafort
Alan Andico
Joe Almonte

I’d also like to thank the people who wanted to come, but couldn’t make it. I greatly appreciate the effort.

And of course, none of this would be possible without the help of:

Words will never be able to express my gratitude to all of you who helped save JoB. I hope you all realize that you didn’t JUST do a long run today. You saved a life! I have the most amazing friends. I love you all and God bless you!

And now, the hard part – collection time.

This is it! Live updates May 15, 2011

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This is it! We are running for JoB in 1 hour. Stay tuned to this post for live updates. We’ll try to update you on the kilometers run by the hour.

*4:15pm now in UP setting up. Almost time!

*4:45 waiting for some forerunners!

* 6:08 pm and 1 hr into the run, we’ve logged a total of 7.2 km

* 6:37 pm… 1:31hrs… 11k

* 7:11 pm… 2hrs… 15k

4 days to go! Running for JoB details May 11, 2011

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We’ve got four days to go till we run for JoB! Are you excited? I am! Below are the details for the run.

Assembly time is at 4pm in the parking area of the College of Music in UP Diliman. You can look for a dark grey Altis with an SBR tarp on it. That will serve as our aid station. I am looking to start running by 4:30pm. If you arrive late, not to worry. You can wait by the car until the second round. Below is the route we will be taking. It is relatively flat and well lit at night to ensure security.

The route starts from the College of Music and goes out University Ave. Turn around point is at the intersection of C. P. Garcia. Right turn at the Acad Oval. From there, we can either continue going around the Acad Oval or pass through the back, along Quirino Avenue before heading back to the Acad Oval. The longer route is approximately 3.7 kilometers, while the shorter route is 3.5 kilometers. We will pass this route 5 or 6 times before we make our final loop along the Acad Oval.

We have a number of volunteers who will be waiting by the car to hand out refreshments and a few gels. We’d like to thank The Brick Multisport Store and The Starting Line Multisport Store for donating some gels and powdered electrolyte drinks. We will also try to provide bananas to help against cramping. Stocks are very very limited, so we encourage everyone to provide for their own hydration. If you feel that you cannot go on, do not hesitate to break away from the pack. You can go back to the “aid station” and rest there. We are hoping that we won’t have any cramping issues as the run will be during the late afternoon/evening.

Weather forecast for this week shows scattered thunderstorms. Tropical Storm Bebeng is out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but PAGASA is monitoring another weather disturbance set to hit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday. In any case, the run will continue as scheduled, rain or shine. Unless, of course, in extreme cases.

We will also be selling Lifesaver shirts and baller ID’s at the “aid station”. For those of you who would like to purchase a shirt, it is being sold for Php 330. Ballers are at Php 50.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Thank you very much and I hope to see you on Sunday!

Job Health Update: Post op pictures from Taiwan May 7, 2011

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Just got hold of these pictures from Taiwan. Baby Job is recovering very well! He’s still in the ICU, but his color has been improving. His eyes are now white(!) and his stool color has been improving as well. In the meantime, Sweet is scheduled to check out of the hospital soon. They’re still going to have to complete the three-month stay to ensure full recovery, but things are looking great from here. Thank you for all your prayers! Enjoy the picture slide show below!

Job, 5 days after the operation

7 days after the operation, Job's eyes are now white!

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Off-topic: Intro to Underwater Hockey! May 5, 2011

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Here’s something you might be interested in. This is perfect for people who have day jobs as the classes are during the night time. Underwater Hockey is a great stress buster and teaches a lot about teamwork.

SUBIT + 12 days to go! May 3, 2011

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It is finished! SUBIT is officially over and I’m proud to say that I finished the Olympic distance in one piece! My splits were horrible, but the experience was just WOW. And now that it’s over, I can finally concentrate on Running for Job. I can’t believe there are only 12 days left till we run for Job! I’ll try to upload more details in the coming days, including a map of the 5k route that we will be running.

In the meantime, here are a few photos of last Saturday’s race taken by my favorite stalker/paparazzi. ;P

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