You mean financially? We will manage. This is why we waited for 15 years to have a child, but in 2016 we knew my wife’s biological clock would stop ticking soon, so it was now or never. That’s when we found out she had some fertility issues. After 2 years our miracle happened.
I understand there are countless people in need around the world, but sometimes it is wiser to help one with personal details where you can see the direct and long term results of kindness than helping the masses whom you will never know the long term results, with facts showing most will only go on to repeat the cycle of poverty.Your friends who judge me, who put me through the ringer and raise my hopes only to dismiss me by coming to the conclusion that we are not worthy enough, they have no idea what my child will become. How he might go on to truly make a difference in so many others lives. But he will know the truth, that everyone turned their back, everyone looked for any reason to say NO, a fact that cannot be erased.You’re only looking at it from a ‘private room’ point of view, when there is so much more to it. It’s not about comfort, it’s about prevention. My wife will be in a room full of others, amongst each and every personal case. Who knows what lurks amongst them, what her and my child could be exposed to.And this does not even include the common problem of straight out incompetence throughout the Philippine public hospital system.
And on top of all this, you already know the condition of what little remaining sight I have left. One mishap and we have NOTHING. NO ONE.It is your understanding that I have good health?! I supplied you with the medical certificate stating my total blindness in one eye, legal blindness in the other! And I didn’t even mention my Kyphosis. It is absolutely obvious with my curved spine. Do I need to send photos with my shirt off so you can see the two large scars I have from a surgery performed on me 26 years ago? Where they fused a Harrington rod to my spine to stop it from crushing my internal organs. I suffer from very bad back pain everyday, the pressure in my lower spine.If healthy, my child will have a real shot of breaking the cycle of poverty thanks to my determination to educate and prepare him, but so much of it depends on that strong start in life. Something your friends are jeopardizing based on the opinion that we are not worthy of their help.Sincerely,Rico LamoureuxThat was the last message.And there it is, yet another deeming us unworthy.But I will not give up. Despite straining my eye every single day, despite my aching back, I will not give up for my son.Please, if you can help in any way…
- Filipino families who can afford private health facilities usually choose these as their primary option. Private facilities provide a better quality of care than the public facilities that lower income families usually go to. The public facilities tend to be in rural areas that are more run down. These facilities have less medical staff and inferior supplies.