Grab Driver Who Had A Heart Attack Teaches This Man An Unexpected Life Lesson - The Daily Sentry

Monday, November 19, 2018



Grab Driver Who Had A Heart Attack Teaches This Man An Unexpected Life Lesson



Grab Taxi and Sid Maderazo
In life, there are a lot of things that happen to us that is far from what we expected. Often times we may have gotten angry or sad at the outcome, but in the end, everything that happens is a lesson if we just choose to see it.

Don’t judge 

A netizen posted his experience on Facebook where he nearly misjudged a person that turned out to be in need. According to Sid Maderazo, he booked a Grab for their Yaya, and then after 10 minutes of waiting, the driver who accepted their booking.

In the first conversation, it was already apparent that the driver was not in a good state. Maderazo recalled how intelligible and slurry his speech was and the first thing that come to mind is that the driver was drunk.

Annoyance

When he saw that the driver was already in front of their village gate, Maderazo called him to give more directions but this time, the speech of the driver was much worse. He can’t understand the words that he was saying, he became unresponsive until he eventually hung up.

He wanted to report the driver to Grab management but he decided to do it tomorrow and just cancel the booking.

Realization

In the morning, he reported the incident to the management but found out that the Grab driver suffered a heart attack in front of their village gate and was brought to the hospital in an ambulance.

He called his number and a woman picked up. When he explained who he was, the woman answered, “wala na po si papa..”

Lesson

In his words, he said that the lesson here is to not be too quick to judge. Be more patient to people who seem different, they might be going through something or fighting a battle we don’t know about.

He pleaded with the people to please pray for Mang Rudy Salvo and if anyone wishes to give financial assistance, he also left their details.

Number: +63 (995) 904-8399
Address: Blk 6 Tanigue Labahita St. Barangay 14 Dagatdagatan Caloocan City

Read full post below:

Last night I booked a Grab for our Yaya. After a 10 minute wait, the driver eventually called and asked for directions. His voice was unusual, his tone was slightly rude and his speech was very slurry and unintelligible. Since I couldn’t understand a word he said, I hung up, slightly annoyed. After a few minutes I checked the map as he approached the village gate and called him up. This time he sounded much worse, extremely incomprehensible at that point. I was almost certain that he was drunk or under the influence. I tried my best to communicate with him but it was futile, until he eventually stopped talking and hung up. Peeved and concerned about our Yaya’s safety ,I cancelled the booking and got another Grab. I wanted to report the erring driver to Grab immediately but decided to do it the next day. 

This morning I found out from the security guards that the Grab driver suffered a heart attack in front of the village gate and was rushed in an ambulance to the hospital. Apparently he was having a stroke while I was talking to him last night. I called his number and a woman answered the phone, I explained who I was, and that I wanted to know if he was ok and if I could assist in any way. The woman tearfully said , “ Wala na po si Papa..” 😢 



There’s a huge lesson here- don’t be too quick to judge, and be more patient to people who seem different, they might be going through something or fighting a battle we don’t know about.


Update: I talked to the village guard who was on duty last night , according to him the driver was clutching onto a rosary hanging from the rear view mirror. He was trying to unlock his phone, maybe desperately trying to call his family one last time until he fell unconscious. The baranggay ambulance arrived an hour after, and they didn’t bring him to the hospital immediately- according to the guards they looked for his wallet to make sure he had money for hospitalization. This angered me. I can’t believe that hospitals or ambulances prioritize money over human life. The driver’s name was Rudy Salvo. Please say a little prayer for him and his family. Rest In Peace manong, Ingat po sa biyahe. 😔


** To those who wish to extend some financial assistance to the family of Mang Rudy Salvo may contact +63 (995) 904-8399.


Address is at Blk6 Tanigue Labahita St. Barangay 14 Dagatdagatan Caloocan City.


This information is made available through the family’s consent. Thank you.


Source: Sid Maderazo