By Cheng Bondoc
A few years ago, I encountered an event that changed my life’s mission. God has brought us in SMLC for a divine purpose. SMLC now is the largest therapy provider in the Philippines, with 30 branches in NCR and nearby regions. I don’t even deserve what is happening to our company right now. It is indeed happen because God has set a purpose in our hearts. So, can I share the story behind this? Thank you.
I answered a phone inquiry. A mom was so excited and wanted to enroll her child to SMLC. And of course, I was happy to help them. Believe me, nothing in the world would make us feel fulfilled aside from serving our purpose. During our conversation, she told me that her child was 6 years old and they have been bringing her child to other therapy centers for four years already. And I said, it was nice because I was thinking that they have helped him a lot for that span of time.
She brought her child to our therapy center. And I started the assessment since I was so excited to serve more children. And yes, we started the assessment but as it goes, the pain in my heart grows. I started the assessment expecting doing a lot of things with this angel. But we did nothing. I couldn’t do anything but to hug him. I hugged him tight. And closed my eyes for a moment.
For four years of intervention, still he couldn’t do anything. He couldn’t talk. He couldn’t even identify things around him. And worst of all, he couldn’t even utter “mama”, a word his mother was longing to hear. But he could do something. He could touch a heart because he touched mine. And I cried. This has changed my life’s mission. And this is the reason why we want to reach out every child with special needs.
But a few people asked me, WHAT IS YOUR CREDENTIAL? Why would you reach these children if you don’t even have a license or certification? And I was humbled before God. How could we change the standard of quality therapy? And you know what I heard from the deepest of my heart? YOUR BEST CREDENTIAL IS YOUR RESULT.
And God has lead us to create our own training module. And you know what’s the result? Almost all the children who enrolled in SMLC before the age of 6 were able to talk. Most of them couldn’t even say even a single word when they started. And this is all for the glory of God.
Ooops. Before I forgot, the child I was telling you about started to talk after 6 months of intervention with SMLC. And what’s the best part? At long last, his mom heard him say the word “MAMA”.
You’re may be in the same situation right now. Whatever your profession is, or whatever your dream is. People might be asking about your credentials, your license or even your I.Q. level. Believe me, some people will do that just to pull you down. Because they don’t believe in what you can do. They don’t believe that you can reach your dream. But listen to your heart. Your best credential is your result. So, be good in what you, people will surely notice you. Not to explain further, there’s a lot of very successful people who didn’t even finish college. So be humble, let your result speaks. Again, I’m Cheng. Thank you and God bless you.