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Dreambucket Stories: To our beloved Miles, one of the most generous human beings I have ever known.

Updated: Mar 18




Months ago, during a meeting at Tomate-Cerise (back when we were hustling to sell tickets for the Tuburan fundraising), someone approached the cashier to purchase a ticket. We didn't recognize him, so we inquired about who sold him the tickets and how he learned about the raffle. His response brought tears to my eyes. "Miles," he said, smiling. I had to ask again, as I couldn't believe what I was hearing. He smiled again and clarified, "Si Miles." Perhaps he noticed the disbelief on our faces, so he repeated, "Miles Elaco."

Tears welled up in my eyes, and perhaps in the rest of the team too.


Why?


Tita Miles had been battling cancer even before the raffle began, and she passed away before the raffle event. Yet, not even death could deter her from supporting her friends and her cherished initiative, Tuburan Institute, Inc. Her contribution came precisely when we needed it most, infusing hope and altering our perspective in a profound way. That moment led to one of the most significant decisions in Dreambucket's journey.


You see, beyond merely supporting an initiative, the campaign transcends that. It's a voyage into the depths of humanity's inherent love for one another, an experience illustrating how angels can manifest among us.


I couldn't help but feel Tita Miles assuring me that things would be okay, her presence transcending time and space. It showed me that the human spirit can shine as brightly as the stars in the night sky, making the darkness of the night magical. In the end, what I realized was that Dreambucket Stories isn't just about raffles or fundraising; it is a testament to the enduring presence of love and the profound impact of one remarkable soul.


P.S

I miss you dearly and I love you always.

-tin

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