“We should be careful. If we feel something, we shouldn’t ignore it. Ours started with a fever and we thought it was only triggered by the rainy season, until I felt difficulty in breathing. That’s the time, I went to see a doctor,” says Jocelyn while sharing her recent battle against sickness.

Jocelyn Feliciano, 41, had a fever in August. But her supposed one-time checkup turned to 20-day hospital confinement when she was found infected with COVID-19.

“When I found out about it, I worried because I had a friend who died of COVID-19. Then when I was admitted to the hospital, we also discovered that my sugar was high. My heart was pounding hard, I thought I will die,” recalls Jocelyn.

Aside from fear for her own life, she was so worried about her family who then were home quarantined.

Jocelyn is a mother of two, and some relatives are also living with her in their house. One of her daughters, Sydney, also got infected and was admitted to the same hospital where Jocelyn was confined.

After a few days of having pneumonia and trouble breathing, both Jocelyn and Sydney started feeling better. However, their hospital bills reached over ₱500,000 (almost $10,000) and they did not have enough resources to settle in full.

The hospital gave them 4 months to settle their bill. And since they were discharged, Jocelyn was seeking assistance from different government agencies to help them with their bills.

Operation Blessing did not turn a blind eye to Jocelyn’s request for assistance. Its Healthcare Team visited her family in Tarlac City to personally deliver groceries, vitamins, medicines, and most importantly, pray and share words of encouragement to the Feliciano family.

“These groceries and medicines mean a lot to my family. We will be able to use these medicines for months. Thank you to everyone who helped our family,” says Jocelyn.

Both Jocelyn and Sydney are now alive and thankful for all the helping hands and caring hearts who reached out to encourage them.

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