This global pandemic is not just a medical phenomenon – as it severely challenges every individual to survive and thrive. This burden has made it even more difficult to those enduring a lifetime treatment like dialysis. Raul Policarpio, 52, has been undergoing this medical treatment for fourteen years. Aside from shortness of breath and tiredness, he has also lost his sight due to diabetes. Since then, he and his wife Lorna have to stop working as vegetable vendors in Brgy. Talipapa, Mindanao Avenue in Quezon City. “I have to go to hospital three times a week, but our situation now became more difficult as my children also lost their jobs due to lockdown,” shares Raul.

But in the light of their challenging situation, Raul was able to continue his medications from the combined efforts of foundations in the hospital and government’s assistance. Another blessing that he and his wife testified is how this pandemic allowed them to hear the word of God through a Filipino missionary from South Korea who came back to the Philippines to undergo dialysis treatment, just like Raul. Lorna said that they are grateful for the prayers and teachings they receive from this missionary.

Raul [and wife Lorna] were among the 60 dialysis patients who received food bags containing a loaf of bread, mineral water, and canned goods. Hygiene kits and devotional & spiritual book, Our Daily Bread, were also given to each patient. “In behalf of my husband, we’re indeed thankful for the blessing that you have given to the dialysis patients, it brings joy knowing that there are individuals who genuinely care for us. Thank you so much!” Lorna exclaimed.

“Sa sahig na po kami natutulog gamit ang karton pero mas okay na po kaysa sa wala. Maraming salamat po sa panalangin at tulong ng Operation Blessing lalo na po sa kumot at banig. Huwag po sana kayong magsawang tumulong,” Chona said after she asked to leave because she had to look after her sick mother. (We sleep on the floor using just carton boxes but it is better than nothing. Thank you for your prayers and help especially the blanket and sleeping mat. Please do not get tired of helping others).

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