NealShai, from Sharon Flores Facebook account, a jargon name of her 9 years old son and her name.
Who is she? She was a caregiver in Haifa, Israel. Her story was brought to PEBA's attention a few days ago by some of her concerned friends, fellow caregivers Mush and Mazelle.
They been doing everything they could to support Sharon and send her home. Why?
She is 32 years old single mom, and is working for 5 years as caregiver in Haifa. For more than one month, she had been hospitalized, and her friends and family learned from the doctor taking care of her, that she needs immediate medication and treatment for stomach cancer.
Her friends had been persistently asking the support of the embassy in Israel to repatriate Sharon so she can spend most of her remaining days with her son. The embassy said they can't help her because she was UNDOCUMENTED after her employer died of old age, and she decided to stay even without documents so she can support her son and family.
We found out that the embassy wanted Sharon to stay and stabilize at the hospital before flying home. The doctor advised otherwise because chemotherapy could weaken her more.
The letter below was from Mush, Sharon's friend and also a caregiver. We forwarded this letter to The Ople Center through the effort of Ms. Susan Ople, and the Patnubay who knew well the rules regarding this situation.
The Ople Center contacted the embassy in Israel, and do more of the contacting in Manila.
As of this writing, Sharon is being flown from Haifa to Manila.
We would like to plead for support moral and financial and donation, or even sponsorship of her son's education.
Here is the letter from Mush:
If you wish to donate or offer prayers and support for Sharon,
please email at email@example.com
PEBA would like to thank again Mush and Mazelle for their courage and unfaltering support to Sharon at the lowest times of her life, as well as the Ople Center and Patnubay Riyadh for helping our distressed Kababayans. Mabuhay po kayo!
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