A lot of unfortunate stories had been shared on social media about OFWs who had been maltreated and abused in foreign countries. However, despite of all those sad stories, it feels great to know that there are still those people who value their helpers and treat them like their own family member.
This story is worth sharing!
In a report by GMA News TV “Balitanghali” on Monday, a domestic helper in Singapore named Riza Anne Bernabisa had woke up after being comatose for three days due to brain aneurysm which led to stroke. The doctors considered her as a “miracle lady” after being able to regain her consciousness at a short period of time.
According to Riza’s co-helper named Jasmin, she was assisting her employer’s child who was about to go to school when she noticed that Riza was unconscious. Just in time, their female employer came and immediately called the ambulance.
The employer named Celine Lacouture claimed she thought Riza was dying in her arms just in front of her kids. She knew she had to protect her children but then, she also knew she had to do something to save Riza’s life.
Riza has been brought to the hospital with the help of the medical team who responded immediately to Celine’s call.
In spite of the big amount of money that Celine’s family had to shed to support Riza’s medication and hospital bill, she and her husband never had second thoughts of helping Riza by shouldering part of the expenses.
“My husband and I decided, we’re still young, we can still make money. But we have to save her life. That is the most important thing.”
Apparently, Riza’s first operation amounted to S$100,000 (P4 million).
Riza said she had been praying to God that she lives a longer so she can still help her parents and siblings.
Meanwhile, doctors considered her case as a miracle as Riza has recovered fast despite the fact that she had suffered from severe aneurysm and stroke.
Riza also expressed her sincerest gratitude to her employer.
As of this writing, Riza had underwent 3 operations and still has a remaining balance of S$77,000 (P3 million).
Riza is asking for help from those people who are willing to help her settle her hospital bills.
Recently, this inspiring story has been reported in international news
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