Philippine Typhoon Relief - Help my brother Boogie
$5,030 raised
101% of $5k goal
23 contributors
4 Years running
My brother Boogie and his family live in Tacloban, an area most affected by Tyhphoon Haiyan. My brother lost everything, and he is still in search for his father.  The only thing left standing are the walls that held up his house. Thankfully, ...

My brother Boogie and his family live in Tacloban, Leyte, an area most affected by Tyhphoon Haiyan. My brother lost everything, and he is still in search for his father. 

The only thing left standing are the walls that held up his house. Thankfully, he, his wife, and three daughters were not harmed. Everything else was washed away. They were lucky enough to escape the chaos and currently staying with an aunt in a neighboring city. 

Boogie's intention is to return to Tacloban and rebuild his home. But he needs our help! 

Any little bit helps and the US dollar converts to about 44 peso right now, which goes a long way. 

Background Story: 

My brother Boogie was seperated at birth from our mother, Jocelyn. A few years later she had me and suddenly passed away when I was two, just two months after we moved to California. 

I only met Boogie once in my adulthood. Although, we were worlds apart we shared something no one else could ever know. We would never know other mother- what she loved, how she sounded, or her favorite foods. 

When I was 22, I reconnected with my mother's side of the family. Which inspired me to film a documentary about my search to find out who she was. I made a trip to the Philippines and still didn't really have many answers after 4 weeks. It was only when I visited my mother's hometown of Maasin, Leyte I was given the opportunity to meet Boogie for the first time. 

It gave us a sense of closure. Our mother was all around us. She's in me. She's in him. She brought us together. 

Even though we only had one encounter..it's my duty to help my blood in whatever way I can. 

Your contribution would greatly be appreciated! 

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