Inspiring Single Mom Sends Son to Med School by Selling Fish, Pushes Him to Fulfill Dreams

Life might be hard for single mom Nanita Ronquillo but this strong woman proved that a mom would do anything and everything so her children could achieve their dreams!

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A single mom, Nanay Nanita left her husband when she discovered that he has a new family. Without asking for his help, she raised her son, John Nico Ronquillo, by selling fish in the market. The job was physically demanding and smelly, yet she was more than willing to do anything to send her son to school and provide him a better life.

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Maaga pa lang, around 5am, umaalis na siya sa bahay. Minsan inaabot siya ng 12 na ng tanghali pero pag maraming natitira, babalik pa siya ng hapon. Aabutin siya ng 5 or 6 ng hapon sa palengke,” Nico shared.

Yet Nanay Nanita did not mind the sacrifices she had to make for her son.

Kahit anong mangyari, tayong dalawa, magtutulungan tayo. Kung ano man mga pangarap mo, maabot mo,” she would often tell her son.

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While Nanay Nanita often earns Php1,000 a day, there are times when she doesn’t earn much. Moreover, she has a heart problem, leading to difficulties in her physically demanding job; yet she always pushed Nico to go to school and fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor.

Because they didn’t have a lot of money, there were times when Nico had to quit school to find a job. This led to him completing the 4-year course in 6 years, but he also understands all the sacrifices his mother makes; thus, he does not complain about it. Instead, he does his best to help her out, dreaming that one day he could make her life more comfortable.

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Kahit na may pagkakataon na ako mismo, suko na ako sa pag-aaral ko, andyan siya para sabihin na tuloy lang kaming dalawa,” he shared.

Simula pa noong bata hanggang lumaki na ako ng ganito hanggang sa maging doctor ako, hindi niya ako binitawan.

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