Among the first to line up during Operation Blessing’s Mobile Clinic mission in Candaba, Pampanga is Julie May Manlapaz, 37, an expectant mother to her fourth baby.
According to Julie, she has been looking forward to be checked up by a doctor because of her and her daughter’s non-stop cough. She said it’s already been a month since they have coughs but they do not have the means to consult a doctor or buy the prescribed medicines.
A wife to a laborer, Julie is doing her best to earn extra income by accepting laundry. “Since my husband earns a little in a trucking company, I had to do whatever I can to support our daily needs. My children are also attending classes now so we have to work double time in order to provide for them.”
Their situation, Julie admits, is not easy to manage—especially when her children’s health is affected. “I feel bad for the days I wanted to bring them to the hospital but can’t afford to. As a mother, it pains me when I know something’s not right about their condition and I can’t do anything about it.”
When Operation Blessing came to conduct its Mobile Clinic in Candaba, Julie excitedly brought her children to have them checked up by the doctor. “I am so thankful I got the doctor’s prescription and was given free medicines and vitamins. I am grateful for today, for everything, as well as the counseling. This mission is a big help to me and the other residents in our community,” Julie said, relieved.
During the mission, Barangay Paligui residents also enjoyed free dental, surgical, optical, and other medical services by Operation Blessing.
Help bring healthcare to more kababayans in need like Julie! Donate at www.operationblessing.ph or call 09399215543 or 09189067753.
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