Anthony’s luck changed the day he was walking next to the Philippines International Convention Center, in that moment a priest was playing tennis and one of his balls slipped away from the court. Anthony returned the ball and the pastor kindly offered to pay him in exchange for picking up all the balls. Just after that the pastor took Anthony to a shelter home.
Now, when Anthony sees other children begging like he had to do, he gives them food but not money because it could be used to buy drugs. “I have seen so many kids buying glue to sniff”, although after explaining his thought he says that he never took drugs while he was living in the streets.