COULD ANYTHING GOOD come out of tragedy, one might ask. It could. And it did. Jesus Christ Cares For Cancer was born out of Reylindo “Rey” Ortega’s heart-wrenching meeting with Brian, a 7-year-old boy who succumbed to cancer in July 2013. The young boy’s passing disturbed him and made him more conscious of the plight of the poor afflicted with the illness. In May 2015, Bro. Rey himself was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer. With only 6 months to live, he resolved to spend his remaining days serving indigent cancer patients. JCCFC was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 28, 2015. Bro. Rey devoted more than 48 years of his life helping the poor before his passing in June 2017. He founded several mercy ministries, including Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, Grace To Be Born, Pag-Asa ng Pamilya Scholarship Foundation, Healthcare Assistance for Indigents and Lepers of Mary (H.A.I.L. Mary), and Jeremiah 33:6-7 Foundation. The AY Foundation founded by Alfonso Yuchengco and the Manila Jaycees recognized his humanitarian work by bestowing upon him the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
IN A BID to accommodate as many requests for financial assistance as possible, JCCFC enlisted volunteers from its current chairman to the board of directors, accountant, bookkeeper, and area coordinators. All funds raised and donations received go to beneficiaries.
GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
THE FOUNDATION thrives on the kindness of generous donors.
Proceeds from “I’m Possible” and I’m Possible 2″ benefit concerts raised much needed seed fund and helped finance the liver transplant and save the life of a terminally ill baby. Bro. Bo Sanchez’s Shepherd’s Voice Radio and Television Foundation helps sustain JCCFC’s programs with its monthly cash donation. The mercy ministry could do much more and continue its mission with the help of compassionate individuals and institutional benefactors. JCCFC, after all, is about loving and serving Jesus through the sick, the dying, and the less fortunate.
For I was sick and you took care of me. — Matthew 25:36
Whatsoever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for Me. — Matthew 25:40