Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines is not just about playing basketball and winning, it’s also about heart.
Dozens of children battling different heart illnesses received stuffed toys and a lot of Holiday cheer from Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska this Christmas when Jarrell Lim, Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star and Alaska Goodwill Ambassador 2011 and Jr. NBA Coach Ruben Lanot visited the Pediatric Ward of Philippine Heart Center this December. Apart from the gifts, the UP Fighting Maroon guard and Coach Ruben encouraged the kids to continue their battle against their various conditions and played with them in their newly opened Play It Forward Play Space. Dr. Ina Bunyi, Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation of the Philippine Heart Center and her staff thanked the Jr. NBA Philippines representatives for coming and cheering up the young patients. “The toys and your words of encouragement made these young heart patients happy. You have set them on the road to recovery,” she said. Above, Jarrell Lim (left) and Coach Ruben Lanot (right) offer a toy to a young heart patient as Dr. Bunyi looks on.
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