I contacted Ruel Foundation five days before my flight left for the Philippines. Bags packed and ready to go, the ladies behind Ruel sorted my transfer, told me where to go from the airport and with that I was heading to Calapan City to spend a week with the Ruel Foundation Crisis Centre and Orphanage.
On the early hours of 26th December while most of us were sleeping and recovering from our day of 'over indulgence' in all the extra goodies that we enjoy at Christmas a very different day was unfolding in Calapan City. Our Ruel Foundation director was in the midst of yet another natural disaster - Typhoon Nina
Let me introduce you to our beautiful little Sarah. She was born 10 weeks premature and weighing only 1.2KG (2.6lb). Her mum is 22 years old, and this is baby number 6.