Darwin Ramos was born in a poor family in Pasay-City (Manila), on December 17th 1994. In spite of an illness that atrophied his muscles, and soon prevented him from being able to stand, he was forced to beg in the streets to support his family.
In 2006, he was received by the Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation which takes care of street children. He was baptized on December 23rd, then he received communion and was confirmed a year later. His faith was simple and profound, rooted in prayer and thanks-giving. All through his illness, he was in a deep union with Christ on the Cross, and full of hope. He was radiant with joy, and comforted the children of the Foundation.
On September 16th 2012, his illness became more severe. He then experienced a true Holy Week: On Thursday, an inner struggle, on Friday, he wrote with great peace: “A huge thank you. I am very happy.” After a silent Saturday, he died on Sunday, September 23rd 2012.