On the island of Manait in Bacacay, Albay lives 17-year-old Kimberly whom everybody believes is pregnant with fish.
Her tummy has been growing for seven months now, with her gaining 10 kilos in that span of time!
Her family thought she was hiding a boyfriend but Kimberly defended herself saying she doesn’t even have suitors, what more a boyfriend?
Manait holds dearly a superstition: women should not swim in the ocean or even in rivers during their menstruation. In fact, they should wait five days after their monthly period before they could enjoy those activities.
Kimberly’s Lola explained on “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” how swimming in the ocean during menstruation can cause ailments. Besides, swimming while on your period may attract sea creatures like fish, octopus, and eel.
Kimberly had an ultrasound, where they found a fish-looking entity in her stomach.
Of course it got the village talking and strengthened their belief.
But after getting a second opinion, Kimberly found out she actually has an ovarian cyst.
Her doctors squashed the town’s belief and said it’s impossible for a human to be carrying a live fish in the womb, or even in the stomach.
Right now, what Kimberly needs is an operation. She needs her cyst removed or run the risk of it exploding inside her body and giving her infection.
For those who’d like to help, you can send financial assistance below:
BPI Tabaco City Branch
ACCOUNT NAME: Kimberly Robles
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0839-1883-07
— LA, GMA News