FW: To all Scholasticans (SSAM)

(Margie’s Note: I got this from my mail, posted on the SSAM yahoogroup. Siguro naman kilalang kilala na ng batch natin si Mrs Dayag, pero konti lang ata ang nakakaalam na nagturo rin sa St Scho si Mr Dayag. Sabi ng ate ko magaling daw na teacher si Sir Dayag, umalis lang siya sa school after he and Mrs Dayag got married. Read on.)

mr. sander dayag is the husband of mrs. jill dayag, HS teacher from st.scho marikina. they really need our help, whether through prayers or finances. here is a message from my friend, mr. dayag’s former co-faculty, for you to better understand their situation:

I visited Sir Dayag in Quirino Medical (along Blue Ridge) last Saturday morning. I didn’t know what to expect till I got to see him in the Surgical ICU of the hospital, good thing I was allowed entry. He was conscious and responding, but was jaundiced. He had tubes in his nose and mouth, connected to a mechanical ventilator and another machine (for his vital stats). A former co-teacher told me, marami na siyang hiwa sa tiyan dahil naka-tatlo na siyang operation in just a span of 3 weeks! He was supposed to have a simple gall stone surgery. But complications from his first oepration led to a second and a third. He lost so much weight, and lost his vibrance. You know how Sir Sander was — kalog, makulit, bibo. I was so shocked to have seem him in that condition — thin, weak, struggling to breath, very uncomfortable, and in pain. I overheard the doctors talking to his wife, saying that they could not increase his pain medications anymore since it was
crucial for him to stay awake and alert. I saw him curling his toes under the sheets and restlessly bending up his knees and lowering them… he couldn’t speak a word because of all the tubes… but just from the looks of him, I knew he was in pain. When I came near his bedside, I told him, “Magpakalakas ka ha? Lumaban ka!,” he looked straight into my eyes and gave me the saddest stare and gently nodded. I got teary-eyed. Quietly, I told myself — Bakit ka nagkaganyan, Kuya Sander. Gall stones lang naman… what did the doctors do wrong? And why do you have to pay the price this way? He did not say anything, but his eyes said everything — HE NEEDS OUR HELP. HE NEEDS ALL OUR PRAYERS, MASS OFFERINGS, AND ALSO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. His health insurance can no longer cover his medical expenses.

In this regard, I wish to solicit your help! Please tell your friends about this. You may forward this message if you wish.

Here’s my plan: Try to gather as much donations from your batchmates/ friends by Friday or Saturday this week (Aug 7 or 8). Then if you can meet me, perhaps at McDo Katipunan in the afternoon or evening so we can pool our resources together. Or if you can’t come, send a representative who can. Welcome any amount! But perhaps, you can ask your classmates who are already working to give back a little more. It’s the least we could do for a teacher and friend who gave us so much of himself. Please note down all the names and sections/batches of your donors. We can collate them into one big donation.

Let me know how it goes. THANK YOU, Sheri, for your altruism and generosity!


***if there is anybody willing to share any amount, feel free to contact me***
sheri anne zerna
ssam GS batch 1996
ssam guidance department, 2004-2007


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