The family of an OFW who suffered a stroke and went into comatose in Kuwait, asks help.
Marie Kristy has been going in and out in Kuwait working as a household worker. However, in April 2019, she suffered a stroke in the country and went into comatose. And she recovered on May 10. Her sister, Marie Camille, immediately asks help in Overseas Worker Welfare Administration OWWA Negros Occidental. She applied Visa for Kuwait but it was denied.
Feeling sorrowful, Marie Camille shares how she filed for a 3-month leave and even canceled the celebration of her child’s birthday just to so she can go to Kuwait and take care of her ate. But to her complete disappointment, her visa was denied.
“Nagfile po ako 3 months na leave po. Sinakripisyo ko pa po yung birthday ng anak ko po para lang po sana makapunta doon kay ate at maalagaan sya.”
Good thing, an OWWA personnel visits Marie Kristy in the hospital and took photos and video of her, and send it to Marie Camille to update her of her sister’s situation.
Meanwhile, Marie Camille extends her wish to OWWA that her sister could somehow receive aid and benefits from them. She also asked the OWWA to give them a specific date to when her sister could go home.
“Gusto ko rin po na mabigyan nyo kami ng specific na date kung kailan nyo ipapauwi yung ate ko,” said Marie Camille.
Also, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac had visited Cristy and said that the latter is already recovering and undergoing physical therapy. He assured the family that Cristy will receive benefits from OWWA. Their focus, for now, is for Cristy to be able to go home.
“Ang focus natin sa ngayon is makauwi yung OFW then saka na yung pangkabuhayan, medical cash assistance, etc,” said OWWA Administrator, Hans Cacdac.