- Travelling a 12-kilometer distance using only a bicycle due to inaccessible means of transportation is not easy
- A couple endures everything just to make sure the wife could undergo her treatment
- “Mahal ko eh,” is a clear explanation why the husband keeps on enduring everything just to make sure his wife will not miss her treatments
“For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,” these lines are what couples say during their vows when they tie the knot to unfold another chapter of their love story. It is part of saying “I do,” but the fulfillment of the vow is a long journey ahead. Others let go, some just tried, but there are couples who still stick onto their vows no matter what.
Just like the couple who were previously featured who persevere – with the husband pushing his wife on a wheelchair – so the wife could receive dialysis treatment, another couple need to bear the same sacrifice.
Travelling a 12-kilometer distance using only a bicycle due to inaccessible means of transportation is already a hard feat specially for those who are getting old. But it is another story if a person will have to hit the pedals while pushing a wheelchair both at the same time.
This is the struggle of couple Manolito and Marilou Palacio whenever they have to travel for Marilou’s dialysis. All the way from Bagong Silang, Caloocan City going to Fairview, Quezon City, the couple endures everything just to make sure Marilou could undergo her treatment.
During the interview, it was learned that doctors have told Manolito that hiw wife will not have much time left, but Manolito still gives his best to make his wife liv
e longer. He is doing everything he can for his wife; saying, “mahal ko eh.” This explains why he keeps on fi ghting for the li fe of his wife.
These words of Manolito are not just words blown by the wind because he caks it with his actions. He may be getting tired and old, but he is not giving up for he holds on to his hope that his wife will soon recover.