Inalmahan ni Tootsy Angara ang tila diskriminasyong naranasan ng kanilang pamilya matapos umaming positive sa COVID-19 ang asawang si Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, 47.
Inilabas ni Tootsy ang kanyang pagkadismaya sa Instagram kahapon, March 29.
Nalulungkot din siya na hindi niya maalagaan ang asawang sumasailalim sa self-quarantine simula nang malaman niyang siya ay positibo sa COVID-19 noong March 26.
Sabi ni Tootsie, “I miss my Sonny boy (sparkling heart emoji) the last time we held hands was during the Ama namin as we watched the online mass as a family 2 weeks ago.
“It was sad i couldnt give him a big tight hug to say it was going to be okay when he got his results.
“It pains me that i am not able to take care of him the way he took care of me when i was sick ..i feel sad that we cant be there for him and he has to go through this physically alone.. its lonely for all of us but we know its just a matter of time (sparkling heart emoji)”
Kasunod daw ng pagkalat ng balita tungkol sa asawa, may hindi magandang naranasan raw sila mismong sa lugar na tinitirhan.
Saad niya, “As soon as the news came out... some have refused to deliver essentials to our home .. a neighbor wished to have us out of our neighborhood... and i dont blame them ... To our other neighbors who showed us acts of kindness, thank you (sparkling heart emoji).
“I had to reach out and ask for help.. our entire household quarantined for 14 days...family and friends sent us drinking water when we ran out, they sent us oxygen too.. the 2 most essential things in life.. water and air (sparkling heart emoji) some sent us fruits, vegetables, medical supplies, cleaning aids, vitamins for our household (sparkling heart emoji)
“The doctors.. the dear doctors who have been patiently answering my messages, my inquiries and questions.. i cannot thank you enough (three praying hands emojis) I am forever grateful for all the beautiful and kind souls God blessed us with.”
GOD’S HEALING POWER
May mga panahong pinanghihinaan na raw siya ng loob pero kailangan daw niyang lumaban para sa pamilya.
Dagdag pa ni Tootsy, “I do have moments of weakness where i break down and cry ..because i miss him a lot and dont know what i can do to help.. but i choose to be strong and realized that prayer calmed my heart and made me believe Sonny was going to be okay..
“I have faith God will help him get through this..
“When I feel sad or scared I pray the rosary by myself of with other ladies on zoom or listen to the online masses.
“The kids and I have to stay healthy physically and spiritually because at this point that is all the counts.. then before we know it, sonner than later with GODs healing power we will have our dearest strong, healthy and funny Papi back.. (sparkling heart emoji)
“To all our dear friends, may i ask for your prayers for Sonnys complete recovery (four praying hands emojis) and pls keep yourselves safe (three sparkling hearts emojis).”
Bukod sa pamilya ni Tootsy, marami na ring medical frontliners ang kinukutya ngayon.
Ang ilan sa kanila ay pinapaalis sa mga tinitirhang paupahan, hindi pinapasakay sa mga public transportation sa probinsiya, at meron pa ngang sinabuyan ng bleach.