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Man brings wife to dialysis center using bike attached to wheelchair


For three days every week, Manolito Palacio brings his wife Marilou to a dialysis center for treatment using a bike attached to a wheelchair.

According to a “24 Oras” by Ivan Mayrina Tuesday, the couple endured this situation for a month amid the enhanced community quarantine.

They would start their 12-km trip from Caloocan to Fairview, Quezon City, at 5 a.m. and arrive at the center around 8 a.m.

Marilou was 44 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure in 2017.

Doctors and even relatives had told her she didn’t have long to live, knowing that the family couldn’t afford her dialysis treatment, what more a kidney transplant.

Manolito worked as a signage maker, while their eldest son earned a meager amount as a construction worker.

The couple have 7 children, with the youngest of the brood at 6 years old.

But Manolito and Marilou, who have been together for 23 years, haven’t lost hope.

“Pinaglaban ko talaga ito, kahit na ano … kahit na may taning na ang buhay niya, araw at linggo na lang ang binigay sa kanya eh,” said Manolito. “Mahal ko siya eh.”

“Pa, maraming salamat sa pag-alaga mo sa akin mula nang ma-ospital ako, ’di mo ko pinabayaan, Maraming maraming salamat pinagtiyagaan mo ko kahit papaano,”  Marilou told her husband. “Salamat po. Love you pa.” – RC, GMA News

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