Mots Venturina

Mots Venturina

Millennial Advocate of Childhood Cancer Awareness

“These kids… even though they’re sick, they know how to dream,” she states movingly. “For healthy people, dreaming is about achieving things, but for these kids, they dream to just live. The point of my organization is to help kids dream bigger.” She’s only 25 years old, but Mots Venturina has already gotten a headstart at changing the world. She founded Cancervants PH three years ago when she realized that a reliable healthcare system isn’t accessible or affordable in the Philippines, and the healthcare that we do have won’t help kids with cancer. Mots has made a career out of helping people, even though it’s a struggle nowadays to reach outside ourselves and genuinely care for others.

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“These kids… even though they’re sick, they know how to dream,” she states movingly. “For healthy people, dreaming is about achieving things, but for these kids, they dream to just live. The point of my organization is to help kids dream bigger.” She’s only 25 years old, but Mots Venturina has already gotten a headstart at changing the world. She founded Cancervants PH three years ago when she realized that a reliable healthcare system isn’t accessible or affordable in the Philippines, and the healthcare that we do have won’t help kids with cancer. Mots has made a career out of helping people, even though it’s a struggle nowadays to reach outside ourselves and genuinely care for others.

“These kids… even though they’re sick, they know how to dream,” she states movingly. “For healthy people, dreaming is about achieving things, but for these kids, they dream to just live. The point of my organization is to help kids dream bigger.” She’s only 25 years old, but Mots Venturina has already gotten a headstart at changing the world. She founded Cancervants PH three years ago when she realized that a reliable healthcare system isn’t accessible or affordable in the Philippines, and the healthcare that we do have won’t help kids with cancer. Mots has made a career out of helping people, even though it’s a struggle nowadays to reach outside ourselves and genuinely care for others.

Managing an advocacy that is constantly dealing with death is incredibly difficult, and Mots admits it can be very stressful. But she drew her strength from God, from her best friend and co-founder Mac Chavez, and especially from the parents of the children that she works with. She knows that to be a parent is one thing, but to be a parent of a child with a serious, potentially-terminal illness is another. “If you aren’t inspired to do whatever you can to help, then what can inspire you?” she asks. She has witnessed the intense battles of these children and their parents, and she, along with Mac, understood why their advocacy mattered so much.

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I’m letting this dream propel me anywhere, as long as it’s for others.

Mots is truly the embodiment of selflessness. When asked about her future goals, she answers with “I’m letting this dream propel me anywhere, as long as it’s for others.” Right now, her aim is still to help one child with cancer at a time, but she also plans to plant chapters of their organization in all the main cities of the country. She wants to be a part of a nationwide campaign in calling for a better healthcare system for the Philippines, one that is more affordable and more accessible for Filipinos everywhere in the country. That kind of selflessness is rare and incredibly beautiful. This is what truly makes her a woman of the world.