Helen Gaganao was born in Iloilo City, grew up in Guimaras Island, Philippines, and moved to Tacloban City, Leyte to pursue her studies in BSCE and Civil Engineering. Her springtime of youth was spent in conscientious missionary work for over 21 years as inspired by her civic-oriented family. However, circumstances had forced her to set aside her degree, and family financial needs pushed her to leave her passion for civil service to work abroad. With the help of a Belgian Dignitary, she was able to work for a Switzerland-based European Royal Family in the Diplomatic Corps that gave her the opportunity to live in a castle with real-life princes and princesses.
It has been said that life needs a balance of sunshine and rain. Thus, Helen’s life, too. She was confronted with the horrible ailment, Breast Cancer, that challenged her faith. With the help of her loving family, friends, and medical team, she was able to accept the reality of her health issues and even used this experience as an avenue for growth. She learned to fight against every battle and is a survivor of a number of medical setbacks.
Helen is a committed person, a dedicated and loyal friend who wants others to be happy in her company. Her vocation of serving others, her spiritual training and lifestyle, and her battle against all odds have resulted in a generous soul. She is always grateful to God for all His mercy, strength, and love.