Isang pamilya tinawag na "Anghel" ang mga Drivers, Riders, and Traffic enforcers na tumulong sa kanila sa daan! - The Daily Sentry

Isang pamilya tinawag na "Anghel" ang mga Drivers, Riders, and Traffic enforcers na tumulong sa kanila sa daan!

L-Photo credit to Ms. Kassy Pineda-Alba's Facebook account | R-Photo grabbed from Google CTTO

Minsan dumarating talaga sa ating buhay kung saan tayo ay nakararanas ng mabigat na pagsubok. At ang pinakamasakit sa lahat ay ang pagsubok na mawalan ng mahal sa buhay. 

Ngunit sa kabila nito, sinasabing mas nakikilala natin ang mga tunay na nagmamahal sa atin na handang dumamay at magbigay ng tulong.

May mga pagkakataon din na minsan, kung sino pa ang hindi mo kakilala, sila pa ang handang magmalasakit at magbigay ng tulong. Tulong na hindi naghahanap ng ano mang kapalit. Sila ang mga tinatawag nating 'Good Samaritans' na pawang mga 'anghel sa lupa' kung tawagin. Mga taong bukas palad tumulong sa kapwa at may tunay na malasakit.

Isang ina ang talaga namang pumukaw ng atensyon ng online world ng kanyang ibahagi ang sariling karanasan, kung saan sila ay nakatagpo ng mga 'Anghel sa Daan' na aniya ay sumagip sa buhay ng kanyang anak na noon ay kinailangan nilang dalhin sa ospital.

Ang kwentong ito ng netizen na si Kassy Pineda-Alba ay lubhang umantig sa puso ng marami at kanya daw diumanong hindi malilimutan kailanman.

Screenshot of Ms. Kassy Pineda-Alba's post | Facebook

Basahin ang kanyang napakaganda at nakakaiyak na kwento sa ibaba:

"Angels on the Road

It was November 27, 2020. I was supposed to work from home, but because I committed to substitute for an officemate at BOW (Balita on Wednesdays, our internal magazine show at work), I woke up extra early at 6 AM.

I checked on Pia, who was sleeping beside me. Her mouth and nose were all covered in blood. Shocked, I carried her and removed the blood with a wet wipe. The ooze was coming out of her gums, and it won’t clot. I knew immediately that her platelets were already very low.

After I informed the team that I couldn’t come to co-host BOW, we hurriedly packed our things and expected a hospital admission. Two months back, we were at the hospital for low platelets so we kind of know what to expect already, only that the presence of blood all over my little girl shook us to the core.

On our way to the hospital, the blood coming out of P’s gums were still oozing. In panic, I told Raymond to hit the hazard button and counterflow. It was the peak of rush hour, and as expected, the roads leading to the main roads were packed.

I was scared that Pia might lose a lot of blood. She was still so sleepy, I’m not sure if it was because she was losing blood or it’s still early for her to wake up (she would usually wake up between 8-9 AM). I was trembling and crying. Mon was already agitated and in tears, he started blaring the horns, with our windows down. A Meralco truck allowed us to pass through and blocked a part of the opposite lane so we can change lanes. We alerted the traffic enforcers at Visayas Avenue that we need to get through Elliptical and Quezon Ave. to St. Luke’s QC fast. They saw my bloodied child. They radioed the next enforcers to let us counterflow.

The next events were surreal. As we traversed the traffic jam at Elliptical, all of a sudden a motorcycle riding in tandem appeared out of nowhere, waving at us to follow them. A few motorcyclists followed suit and paved the way for us, honking their horns so that vehicles would move their car to make way for us. Motorists who would notice our flashing and honking would move their vehicles and signal us to go ahead. A taxi driver even went out of his way to open his window to scream at the bikers blocking the intersection just so we can beat the red light and pass through. Another traffic enforcer stopped traffic so we can cross the intersection swiftly.

We made it to St. Luke’s at 8:00 AM, relieved that doctors will be able to check on Pia’s bleeding gums. She was transfused with packed red blood cells and platelets immediately. The next day, the doctors finally told us that she has leukemia given her low platelets and hemoglobin and appearance of abnormal cells in her blood count. The following week, just a few days after her birthday, we learned that it was Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

It was like the whole universe crashed onto us.

But if it weren’t for the angels on the road, we may have lost Pia then and there. These are the same people who fix our power lines at the dead of the night while we all sleep, the same drivers who ferry us from point A to point B, riders who brave the most unfavorable weather and traffic conditions just to get us our favorite meals, buy us groceries and deliver our essentials while we’re in the comforts of our own home or office; and traffic officers who makes sure that traffic rules are being followed so that motorists and pedestrians like you and me are safe on the road.

I will never forget the morning of November 27, 2020 because it was then when Pia was first “carried” by angels disguised as delivery riders, cab/TNVS drivers, utility personnel, and traffic enforcers who allowed us to weave through the sea of vehicles for us to get to the hospital on time. They all allowed us to buy more time with her, to get through chemo cycles 1 and 2, until she eventually earned her angel wings at midnight of March 4, 2021. And now that she’s an angel herself, I know that she knows by now who carried her family to safety on that day when she profusely bled, and I hope she will pray for these people too.

And through this post, allow me please to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Maraming salamat po. Maliit na bagay man sa inyo ang ginawa ninyo pero napakalaking bagay nito sa amin. To our angels on the road during that day: the truck drivers, riders, cab and TNVS drivers, and traffic enforcers, we are forever grateful.