A Filipina domestic worker in Singapore was hailed as a “miracle lady” by medical staff after she woke up from a three-day coma, and rapidly recovered from brain aneurysm and stroke, GMA News reported.
“Fast recovery daw ako. Kahit sinong nurse. Kahit ‘yung mga Pilipino, kahit ‘yung mga Pinay, kahit ‘yung mga Chinese. Sabi nila, I’m very, very strong daw. Tapos ‘yung fighting spirit ko, grabe. Kahit ‘yung mga doctor ko, sabi, ‘You’re a miracle lady,'” OFW Risa Anne Bernabisa said on a Saturday “24 Oras Weekend” report.
After she was found unconscious, Bernabisa’s employer, Celine Lacouture, rushed her to the Singapore General Hospital.
“I thought she was dying in my arms just right in front of me. And my children was (sic) just next to me. And, as a mother, I wanted to protect my kids but I had to save her life,” said Lacouture.
The surgery on Bernabisa cost S$100,000, which Lacouture and her husband immediately paid.
“My husband and I decided, ‘Okay, we’re still young. We can still make money. But we have to save her life.’ That is the most important thing,” explained Lacouture.
Bernabisa was grateful to her employers, especially at a time when hospital staff had slim hopes she would wake up from her coma.
“Sabi ko, ‘Lord, huwag mo muna akong kunin. Alam mo naman na ‘yung Nanay at tatay ko, paano nalang sila? ‘Yung mga kapatid ko,'” Bernabisa had prayed.
After her recovery got mentions in the news, Bernabisa’s recovery caught the attention of several donors who helped contribute for medical expenses. She, however, continued to appeal for help as she still had to settle the outstanding hospital bills worth S$77,000 or around P3 million.