While there are many domestic helpers and nannies who experience maltreatment in the hands of their heartless employers, there are also many who are lucky to have kind, generous employers. Many of these overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are lucky to be treated as part of their employers’ family.
Recently, 54-year-old Remelyn Zubiaga Yumul was diagnosed with Stage 4 condition in her ovaries, with the ailment already spreading to her lungs and appendix.
Upon learning that she was gravely sick, Remelyn decided to go home to the Philippines to seek treatment. She was entitled to medical care in Hong Kong as long as she was employed, but she wanted to be home. So, her kind employers allowed her to go and even gave her two months’ worth of vacation leave so she could have money for treatment in the Philippines.
The domestic helper went to Roxas City where she sought medical attention from Capiz Doctors Hospital. Cared for by her sibling in Roxas City, Remelyn underwent surgery last March 13. She is set to undergo chemo treatment on April 22.
While in Hong Kong, Remelyn had worked for the family of Fai (Philip) Tse. She was Philip’s nanny since he was a baby, until she moved to another employer when he turned 19.
Even though she was already working with another employer, Philip and his family kept in touch with Remelyn whom they consider to be part of their family. It had been 16 years since Remelyn had moved to another employer, yet when Philip learned about her plight, he immediately booked a flight to the Philippines so he could take care of his former nanny even for just a few days.
Philip spent 4 days in Roxas City, returning the favor and showing love to the Pinay woman who had cared for him when he was still a child. Touched by the gesture, Remelyn said she was happy with what Philip had done and would never forget what he did. What a beautiful story of family and love to a former nanny…
Source: The SUN Hong Kong