This is heart-wrenching.
As a mother, my heart goes out to these wee ones. And really grateful to be blessed enough to have access to better hospital care. We have the luxury of choosing which hospital to go to and be able to afford the high-end ones (but opt not to). Our companies' health benefits cover our dependents (for a minimal fee) and allows us to have regular check-ups.
It was difficult to view the album and I found myself tearing up. Totoo nga ung sabi ng nanay ko dati sa isang naglilibot na pulubi na dala-dala ung anak daw nya na nilapag lang sa semento kahit tanghaling-tapat. Sabi ng nanay ko, kung talagang anak mo yan, hindi mo matitiis na ilapag sya sa semento.
Because the heart of a mother is just too full of love for her child.
That's why it saddens me to see 2-3 babies sharing one bassinet. There are several more stories to tell... and several people have already started raising funds to help Fabella. You can check out the BagHag, Chuvaness, and MomsforMoms.
On my part, I'd like to purchase Earth's Best diapers from Handy Dandy diapers (as suggested by Moms for Moms) since for every 10 packs that they sell, they pledged to give one pack to Fabella. This way, I'd be able to help not only Fabella Hospital but also the environment (I have yet to check if I'd be able to save some money as well, hopefully it's cheaper than the commercial one that Ethan currently uses).
Government hospitals are really run-down...e ito pa man din ang takbuhan ng taong-bayan pag kelangan nilang magpa-ospital at wala silang pambayad sa mga pribadong ospital. Ang laki-laki ng tax na binabayaran ko, bakit walang improvement na nakikita sa health care at edukasyon? Primary needs ito... well siguro kasi napupunta lang sa dinner sa Le Cirque.