Sick Teacher’s Family, Co-Workers Sell Water Bottles to Help Save Her Life

We make a living by what we get, But we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Sharing the quote by Winston Churchill, the family member of a sick teacher seeks help from netizens so they could pay for her mounting medical bills. Shine Victoria identified the teacher as Mechaela Ines Reyes who works at Emilio Jacinto Elementary School in Tondo, Manila.

Photo credit: Mechaela Ines Reyes / Facebook

According to Shine, her cousin was diagnosed with viral encephalitis and is in the ICU of Mary Johnston Hospital. However, the medicines are too expensive, amounting to about Php18k per day. Because the family could not pay for the expensive treatment, they are appealing to kind-hearted netizens to help them out by buying water bottles.

Instead of asking for donations, the family is doing its best to raise funds by selling the water bottles. This touched the hearts of many netizens who commented on Shine’s post that they are going to buy some.

Photo credit: Shine Victoria / Facebook

Ang amin pong pamilya ay kailangan na kailangan po ang inyong tulong mga kaibigan para masuportahan po namin ang medical needs ng aming mahal na pinsan na si Mechaela Ines Reyes, guro sa Emilio Jacinto Elementary School. Siya po ay nagsusuffer ngayon sa sakit na “VIRAL ENCEPHALITIS. Her medicines are expensive. Sa isang araw po ay 18k po ang gastos para sa kanyang gamutan. She is currently in the ICU of Mary Johnston Hospital.

Sa simpleng pagbili niyo ng aming produkto ay malaki na po ang inyong maitutulong para sa kanyang mga gamot at iba pang kailangan. Muli po, kumakatok po kami sa inyong mabubuting puso na kami’y matulungan sa maliit na paraan. Sobrang laking tulong na po iyon sa amin lalo na sa kanyang pamilya. Maraming maraming salamat po!

Paki share na din po para marami din po ang makatulong. Maraming salamat po!

Php100.00 lang po per bottle. No choosing of colors po kz depende po sa availability… Maraming salamat po!

It is a sad reality that many workers in the Philippines are not just underpaid, they also don’t have medical insurance to cover emergency situations like the one experienced by Teacher Mechaela. We hope that many netizens would but the water bottles to raise the funds for her treatment and that she will get well soon…

Photo credit: Shine Victoria / Facebook

God be with you, Teacher Mechaela…

For donations or questions, contact Shine Victoria via Facebook through this post.

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