Single Mom Sends Son to Med School by Selling Fish; Son Passes the 2019 Physician Licensure Exam

She went viral for sending her son to Med School; now, this fish vendor mom is reaping the fruits of her labor as her son passes the 2019 Physician Licensure Exam!

A Single Mom’s Sacrifice

A single mom who left her husband after discovering he has a new family, 55-year-old Nanay Nanita Ronquillo went viral some months ago after the media discovered that she sends her son to Med School by selling fish.

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Nanay Nanita’s son, John Nico Ronquillo, was still a small child when she left her cheating husband. She hasn’t looked back since then, choosing to work hard and send her son to school even if her ex-husband refuses to help them out.

While Nanay Nanita’s estranged husband did not support them, she raised John Nico on her own by selling fish. Her job as fish vendor was smelly and backbreaking, but for this hero mom, there’s nothing she would not do for her son!

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On the Road to Becoming a Doctor

John Nico didn’t grow up a spoiled brat. In fact, he also worked alongside Nanay Nanita and did his best to help with their finances. So, the completed his 4-year course in 6 years; yet Nanay Nanita was always there, inspiring him to try harder to reach for his dreams.

Kahit na may pagkakataon na ako mismo, suko na ako sa pag-aaral ko, andyan siya para sabihin na tuloy lang kaming dalawa,” John Nico said.

Simula pa noong bata hanggang lumaki na ako ng ganito hanggang sa maging doctor ako, hindi niya ako binitawan.

Finding Success

As John Nico passed the 2019 Physician Licensure Exam, he dedicated his success to his mother who never left his side and was there every step of the way, almost literally.

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He wrote a sweet tribute to his mother on his Facebook account:

Mama, alay ko po sa iyo ang tagumpay na Ito.

Sa buong apat na araw ng board exam, kasabay ko syang gumising, kasama ko syang pumunta ng testing center, naghihintay sya sa labas At nagdarasal habang nageexam ako, kasamang nagrereview At gumigising sa akin nung mga oras bumibigay na ako sa antok.

Kasamang sumigaw, tumalon, at umiyak nung nalaman kong pasado At lisensyadong Doktor na ako.

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Sa tatlompu’t isang taon, Hindi nya ako iniwan, hindi nya ako binitawan, lahat kinaya ni Mama para sa akin. Siya ang inspirasyon ko, siya yung malaking bahagi na humubog sa pagkatao ko, sya yung nagsilbing sandigan ko sa lahat ng oras. Siya yung naging gabay ko.

Ngayon bawat Siya Ay papalitan ko ng Ako.

Ma, ako naman po Ang bahala sa inyo.

Ako na po ang magtataguyod sa iyo, Ako na po ang magsisilbi sayo, ako na po ang magaalaga sa inyo, ako na po ang magbibigay katuparan sa lahat ng pangarap mo para sa atin.

Hindi mo po na kailangang mangutang, Hindi na rin masusugatan Ang mga kamay mo, Ma, Hindi na mawawala Ang mga ngiti sa labi mo.

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Ito na po yung pangarap mo para sa akin. Ito na po yung simula ng mas marami pang magandang bagay na mangyayari sa buhay natin.

Panalo tayo Ma. Ngiting Tagumpay tayo.

To God be the Glory!

Congratulations Nanay Nanita and Doc John Nico! Mabuhay po kayo!

Sources: John Nico Ronquillo / Facebook, RachFeed, GMA News / YouTube