One of the most heroic deeds any PMA cadet have done was made by Cadet 1st Class Alfonso Aviles who almost lost his life after he suffered from a coma.
The brave cadet of the PMA was shot during an incident in which he tries to prevent a robbery. He has now recovered from coma and is now now back on his feet and started talking.
PMA Cadet Aviles will require a titanium plate implant to reconstruct his jaw from a fractured he suffered on August 25 incident.
According to the medical report from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center, he needs physical rehabilitation thrice a week.
The cadet who is currently on his fourth year was shot during the robbery incident. He was shot in the head and shoulder when he tried to thwart robbers onboard a jeepney in Fairview, Quezon City.
Brigadier General Normando Sta. Ana of the AFPMC stated that “Cadet Aviles still has to be confined in the hospital because of the mandibular fracture and the physical rehabilitation he is undergoing. Our specialists and medical doctors are all-out in guiding Cadet Aviles all throughout the rehabilitation and recovery process,” the officer stated.
The bravery shown by the cadet was lauded by the AFP Chief of Staff General Jessie Dellosa and he was quoted as saying that “His bravery accounts for a lot of qualities our soldiers and cadets have in common. One of those is the selfless need to help other people even if it’s at the risk of their own life. Cadet Aviles deserves to recover and we will fervently pray and hope for the best so he may continue with the courageous service he started in the PMA.” the AFP Chief cited.