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This is my BFF, Myrna. We’ve been friends since our university years in Diliman. She’s one of the kindest, strongest and smartest people I know and she’s taught me things from the finer points of Economics 101(there are none) to the proper ways of shaving one’s legs. (Use the right cream. Yes, conditioner works.) We’ve had some of the best creative experiences like being in a school organization choir that has won awards for 3 consecutive years and some dumb ones, too, like jumping out of a second story window into a swimming pool just because.
We’ve both chosen the migrant mama mode of life and we’ve seen each other’s ups and downs through the years – from hairdos to heartaches! In motherhood: Between us, we’ve got 7 kids! So do the Math of diapers changes, sleepless nights, modes of discipline and countless educational options. In marriage. Susmariosep! Let’s not be coy na, amiga. You know you’re Real BFFs with someone when you can call them in the middle of the day or night with a question/dump-on/teary-snotty talks on that one!
Last time we were together, I had the best time with her! Oona and I stayed for a weekend with her amazing family in Phoenix, Arizona which is where she lives now. I took their family photos which was such a joy. Here are some of them
The reason I’m telling you about her today is this: Myrna has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It is in its early stages, thank goodness! Yet it is still a serious blow. This on top of her husband, Marco, recently going through a serious biking accident. It was so bad that even the local news covered it. Marco had to be hospitalized for a few weeks and couldn’t move for a while. You know what that means, right? Myrna had to take care of things by herself for a while and then…the diagnosis. Hay, naku talaga! Buhay!
It’s a painful thing for my BFF and those who are closest and dearest to her. I was in Manila with my family last August when I found out about her diagnosis. I did the ugly cry on my sister’s shoulder and we prayed over it. I may not know the amount of pain she’s going through but since she’s my BFF, I have an idea of what it’s like and it’s a heavy, heavy burden to carry.
Myrna still keeps busy with her work, amidst the many doctors appointments and tests. Apart from managing the home, she teaches preschool kids and helps run a home for seniors with her family. The thing with family expenses, they never stop coming even when you want them to stop for a bit.
In spite of all this, Myrna still continues to offer me help during my low days. Offers to help me! Can you believe the kindness of this woman? I’d probably be in a cave somewhere if I got sick and you’d find me yelling “Go away!” at anyone who attempted to come close, much less offer to help anybody. Ok, maybe yell at everyone but my doctors and nurses. And my kids…Oh, God forbid.
What’s I’m saying is this: I am blown away by her never-ending generosity and love. And strength. Now that’s a strong woman who offers to help at a time that she needs it the most.
Now it’s time to give back. She will get through this, by God’s grace, she will get through this and come out shiny and new. Thank you for your prayers.
For now she needs financial help. I’m asking my friends and family, my loves. Let’s help Myrna. In whatever amount feels right in your heart, whether it be $5…$10 or $50…. or $1000000000 if you’re so inclined 🙂 (No pressure, Myrna said. A little positive pressure, Me said.) Let’s donate to Myrna’s healing funds. Yes, I’m choosing to call it that instead of the C-word. Thank you to Myrna’s co-worker, an administrator at TotSpot Preschool, for setting up the gofundme site.
Or PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to give directly. I’ll make 100% sure she gets the full amount. That’s my promise.
I don’t know a lot but this I know in my heart: She’s one of the best human beings I will ever have the joy, pleasure and blessing to call Best Friend. Thanks for choosing to help my BFF.
Myrna V, we all love you so very much! Praying for your full recovery very soon.
Thanks so much, friends and family, and I pray for you and your family everyday!
May we be healthy and happy and for BFFs all over the world who love and help each other, God bless you all!
Maraming salamat po!