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PGH MedTech Volunteer Shares Heartbreaking Note From Patient’s Wife

A PGH MedTech volunteer has shared the photo of a heartbreaking note from her patient’s wife, which breaks the hearts of the netizens.

A Facebook user named Ara Dela Cruz has shared the heartbreaking note that came from the wife of her patient. The post goes viral online and garnered various reactions from the online community.

Dela Cruz is working as a medical technologist volunteer at the Philippine General Hospital. One of her patient’s received a letter from his wife who could not go to the hospital due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

MedTech Volunteer

Ara said that the letter written at the piece of paper pierced her heart after reading it. She initially offered help to her patient but the latter declines the offer and told the nurse that his wife needs food.

Here is the letter:

“’Di pa nagpunta si Jella dito. Wala na akong pambili ng kailangan mo, wala na rin akong pambili ng pagkain dito.”

The health personnel reminded the public to be grateful with what they have. She also encouraged the Filipino people to spread kindness amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MedTech Volunteer

Here is the full post:

have you ever considered yourself lucky lately? i mean, being under the same roof with your family, sleeping safe and sound, no one is sick and you can eat 3 meals a day.

this letter was sent to emergency room for patient I was handling. I couldn’t leave his side because I saw his reaction. He’s about to cry.

letter was from his wife. I asked him what does he need so I can try to find his wife and lend her money to buy what he need. He was trying to say something I couldn’t understand so he slightly removed his bipap so I could hear.

“Kahit wag na po yung kailangan ko. Sya nalang po wala pong pera yon buong araw na po hindi kumakain yon”

and that breaks my heart.

we’re so busy in our lives making progress, making money, making dreams. We tend to forget what we have now is more than enough.

tell me you don’t have money to checkout the item you added in your cart, i’ll tell you about every bantay in the hospital who worries about bills and at the same time about food and needs at home.

tell me you are bored and needs some fun, i’ll tell you about every patient being isolated from their family and how they feel alone, sad and hurt all at once.

tell me about the food that you ordered and didn’t like how it was cooked, i’ll tell you about the people who can’t even taste what they are eating.

tell me about how you hated the fact that you can’t still afford aircon and i’ll tell you about my patient that cried because she couldn’t breathe and how she asked me to find a paper she can use to fan herself because her relatives haven’t sent an electric fan for her yet.

man, you are so blessed.

unlike you, other people are barely making it.

so please give more kindness and love.

and don’t forget to be grateful.

every day.

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