There are people who make you feel good about yourself and about the world. It’s a gift. Our good friend and cardiologist Dr. Erlyn Demerre is this kind of a person. You look forward to being with her either in conversations over the phone or interface meetings.
Dr. Erlyn Demerre is now busy preparing for the upcoming grief management conference titled Understanding Grief 3: Grief Experience of Adolescents in the Philippines.
The conference will be held at St. Luke’s Medical Center Bonifacio Global City, fifth floor Henry Sy Sr. Auditorium on Sept. 8, 9 and 12. This is organized by EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines in cooperation with St. Luke’s Medical Global and its Department of Medicine.
Dr. Demerre is the founder and chairman of the board of EPCALM (Erwin Piedad Cabanag Adult Leukemia Ministries), a God-centered, non-stock and non-profit organization that helps leukemia patients and their families. EPCALM was founded in memory of her brother, lawyer Erwin Cabanag, the city fiscal of Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental, who succumbed to leukemia on May 12, 2005.
I was immediately drawn to EPCALM’s noble advocacy when I first heard about it through Dr. Demerre. I graciously accepted the invitation to be part of the EPCALM Grief Management Seminar.
Read more of Boy Abunda’s article in Direct Line dated September 3, 2015 at the Philippine Star: http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2015/09/03/1495221/grief-journey-we-take-almost-every-day