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Krenz Ortiz, a real hero and a long standing not only patient but friend of Operation Restore Hope Australia shared this on Facebook on 5 July. We are so fortunate to share in the love and victories of our courageous patients and their words and lives touch our hearts! Thank you Krenz! More power to you!
(note: this was translated by Facebook from the Tagalog)
July 05, 2011.. started to change my life… before I met them: Maam Rhona Lopez, Maam Ginalyn Balane Pancho, Doctor Gurango and Doctor Kathy Llanera Nunez
. . the people I met at PCMC (PHILIPPINE CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER).. this was the day they changed my life.. from the person who is shy now has thick face.. hahaha joke only.. they are the ones – people who helped me, they are the ones who gave me hope from the bottom to now where I am now.. they inspire me that I can look into the eyes of other people, who have something to be proud of because of what they have done If I can work even if I look like this… long process passed many years ago but I didn’t give up my mom and I didn’t give up just to have surgery .. even though we didn’t have anything to eat with mama before It’s already a boiled egg and we will share it and we will just recover from the length of the queue in OPD. I can just check up.. different people we met. We reached the point of mom that we borrowed fare just so we could go back to the hospital .. it rained.. or the sun was lining up when mama was just asking for help for our hospital expenses. Mama’s sacrifice was too much before just to have surgery on me.. we counted years back in the hospital.. 2011 to 2015 our sacrifice and mama ended.. balik In the hospital.
year 2016 I received a message from maam rhona.. that our sponsors from AUSTRALIA will come they are the ORH (OPERATION RESTORE HOPE) that they composed Dr Darryl Hodgkinson, Dr
Katherine Hassler and Mr. Grant Brown
they are the people behind my life changing and the people they helped. … UNTIL NOW I CANNOT THINK THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIKE THEM WHO CAN MAKAKAPAGLAAN MONEY JUST HELP OUR PAYMENTS THAT WE NEED.. THAT’S WHY I HAVE A FULL HEART THAT I THANK GOD WHO GIVES ME STRONGLY LIFE THAT EVEN IF I HAVE A DISCOUNT, I STILL GO, OF COURSE.. SECOND TO MY MAMA.. WHO SACRIFICED EVERYTHING FOR ME.. AND OF COURSE TO PCMC FAMILY AND ORH AUSTRALIA
IF IT WASN’T BECAUSE OF THEM, IT’S OKAY THAT I’M NOT THERE RIGHT NOW.. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING MR GRANT BROWN DR HODGKINGSON DR KATHERINE MAAM GINALYN MAAM RHONA. DR NUÑEZ AND DR GURANGO