I was supposed to write about this the other day but due to loads of school works and also household chores I wasn’t able to write it.

Okay so last Monday February 29, 2016 heard a somewhat sad but also inspirational story. This guy entered our room after our Philippine Literature subject I thought he was just going to conduct a survey for their thesis but then he started his speech with the words that he is lowering his pride for what he was about to do, he then started talking about his sister who is sick. At first I thought it was all an act, I thought he’s just performing a monologue or whatever because our subject is Literature and all we do there is to perform or act but as he goes on talking about his sister with full conviction that’s when I realized that everything that I’m hearing from him are true and my heart just melted.

The guy is also a student in the university that I’m going to so as his sick sister but she stopped going to school due to stage 4 cancer (I forgot the type of cancer she has) even though she was still so eager to go to school even with her situation. She went through many operations and now she only has one leg due to a tumor that just suddenly appears on her leg and now she’s still fighting a tough battle and her brother is asking for help to fund her treatment which cost around 2 Million pesos (44K dollars), I think you’ll get more sick when you see the cost of the treatment. Anyways, I thought soliciting funds for personal use is not allowed in the university but with this case I don’t care about the rules I want my schoolmate to get better, the guy also presented a video of her sister showing us a glimpse of her situation and thanking everyone who’s willing to help her. I think all of us in that room did not hesitate to give what they can. I really admire what her brother is doing I just witnessed true love with what he did.

After that heart melting speech that I think lasted for about less than 10 minutes from that guy, that story was all in my head that time even when I went home, actually until now I’m still thinking about her. I actually added her on Facebook that day and also sent her a message of encouragement to keep fighting. Seeing her on Facebook with that big smile on her face and also her optimism about her situation makes me think that what the heck am I worrying about my life right now? My situation is a thousand much more better than hers. I’m complaining about shallow things and also about school when this girl wanted to badly go to school but she can’t. Her story made me realized how fortunate I am that I am alive, healthy and I get to do things that other people wished that they had the chance to do.

We are taking our life for granted and complain a lot about simple stuff. We tend to compare our lives with other people. We never get satisfied of what we have. Well in fact we are much more fortunate than other people. If you have a house to go home to and keep you safe and warm YOU ARE FORTUNATE. If you have a complete family YOU ARE FORTUNATE. If you can go to school, if you have clothes to wear, if you have enough money to buy food, if you get to eat three meals a day, and if you get to wake up everyday alive and healthy YOU ARE FORTUNATE.

P.S. I hope this girl survive and I get to see her in her school uniform soon. God is good I know he give tough challenges to the strong ones.

P.P.S. Her name is Angeline please include her in your prayers.


7 thoughts on “WE ARE FORTUNATE

  1. Great piece. Such a good experience to write on. One of my bestie’s is fighting cancer at 30 yrs old. She was stage 4 but doing good so far. She sought more therapeutic and natural treatment in Mexici. For instance, she gets vitamins and chemo but only 30% of what a person would receive normally. And part of her chemo comes from a poisonous plant so it’s more natural. She does hoxey treatments back in Edmonton and her diet is restricted. Cancer is so sad but my friend is doing well. Poor girl you wrote about losing a leg already, as if her situation isn’t hard enough. Thanks for sharing!

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    • I don’t know how this girl is still fighting you know and to think that she’s just 19 yrs old. Many people believe that cancer is equal to death, I mean it’s really a tough disease, I don’t know how people with cancer deal with it (I personally don’t wanna know). I really do hope she gets better soon and also your friend.

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  2. So many people forget to feel lucky for everything they have, it’s a shame. It is such a privilege to be healthy, have a roof over your head and have your family & friends. I really hope she’s getting the funds to at least get a fighting chance. She’ll be in my prayers.

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    • I do hope that people will realize how lucky they are for what they have and stop being too greedy. Thank you, I believe that with prayers this girl can get through it. 🙂

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