Driven by her deep empathy and desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need, Jade Acapulco-Bautista, a former public servant and a nurse by profession, discovered the remarkable work of Operation Blessing when she partnered with them for a medical mission.

“Initially, I thought that Operation Blessing only responded to disasters, but I soon learned that they also conducted medical missions in remote communities,” Jade explained. This revelation deeply touched her and made her appreciate the organization’s dedication to reaching out to those who lack access to healthcare.

Having actively participated in missions, particularly during the earthquake in Bohol, Jade and her entire family have made it a yearly tradition to engage in medical missions in their hometown.

“For me, this is a way of giving back to my community,” she said. Recognizing the immense need for medical care among people of all ages, she feels a sense of fulfillment when she serves in this capacity.

Jade’s desire to be actively involved on the ground is rooted in her profession as a nurse and her genuine compassion for those in need.

Her perspective on giving is unique. “I truly believe that giving is never a burden, and, in fact, I feel burdened when I am unable to give.” For her, the act of giving is more gratifying than receiving. Although receiving is enjoyable, Jade believes that true fulfillment lies in the act of selflessly giving to others.

Inspired by her parents, particularly her generous mother, Jade has embraced the value of giving throughout her life. During Operation Blessing’s Medical Brigade in Bohol, she generously provided free accommodation and various services for Operation Blessing staff and volunteers and demonstrated her unwavering dedication to serving others by volunteering her time to assist in dispensing medicines and distributing goodies for the kids.

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