A Mother's Love

Almost every day, you would see me posting in social media about my adoration and love for my little boy, and how blessed and grateful I am that I have become a mother. But today, I will not be writing about my boy or about my great love for him.

Today, I would like to share with you the story of Mommy Windy and her unwavering love for her darling daughter, Mable, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

Mommy Windy is a loving wife to her husband and mother to her 3 kids. Today is her special day, it's mommy Windy's birthday, and I would like to dedicate this blog post to her as my special gift.
You see, mommy Windy and I are not really very close friends. In fact, I just met her on Facebook last night. Yep! Facebook, you read that right.

Now let me tell you why I am writing and sharing this with you.  Last night, I saw my mom handing out a lot of coins to her 3 grandsons, my boy included. They were all taking turns to put the coins inside one piggy bank that my mom gave them. The boys were very much excited about it and were giggling and happily putting in the coins one by one. The giggling was interrupted with silence when my mom started talking to the boys about what the coins were for. I was listening to my mom and was watching how the boys were intently listening to their grandma.

Mom talked to them about Mable, mommy Windy's youngest child.  She is barely 2 years old, younger than my son, and she was diagnosed with epilepsy secondary to cerebral palsy with active seizure, and with a choledocal cyst. Mom saw a post made by Mr. Justin Carvajal of MIO Allstar Cavite Chapter about a fund drive for Mable who had undergone tracheostomy, which is a creation of an opening through the neck to allow insertion of a tube for air passage and evacuation of secretion. She also had gastrostomy, another surgical procedure done to be able to insert a tube through the abdomen wall and stomach to aid feeding. Mable is also mechanical ventilator- dependent. My mom told the kids how mommy Windy had to put up a fundraising drive for baby Mable to help with all their expenses. She said Mable's mommy called the campaign, "25 centavos mo, karugtong ng buhay ko" (your 25 cents can extend my life). Hearing about it, I felt a tug at my heart. As a mother of a 2-year old myself, I cannot help but feel deeply affected by this. I would have been so down in the dumps if this happened to my son.

Cerebral palsy is a problem that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. It hinders the body's ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way. It also can impact other body functions that involve motor skills and muscles, like breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating, and talking. (Source: KidHealth.org) Because of Mable's condition, she is unable to walk at her age and is also unable to see.

I felt so compelled to find a way to be able to contact Mommy Windy. I know I won't be able to share much, but I can offer friendship and prayers for the family, especially for Mable. So I searched for her online, and it shocked me that mommy Windy was also in the hospital yesterday morning because of palpitations. She must have been overly stressed and tired herself, but she had to keep on going every day for her Mable. She was ordered for admission, but she signed a waiver to not get admitted to the hospital because she needed to look after her little girl. She was so convicted to leave the hospital bed because she knew she had to be with Mable. Thank heavens, mommy Windy's heart rate got normal, and she was able to go home to her family. This must be the best birthday gift she could receive for her birthday, to be able to spend her time with her daughter, Mable, and the rest of her beloved family.

I am truly amazed by the power of prayer and of a mother's love for her child. Mommy Windy's selfless decision is truly an act of great love.

I was just speaking to her earlier, as I was composing this, and she was telling me how she had to leave her job because her baby needs her hundred percent of the time. Mommy told me that Baby Mable feeds and breathes through her tubes, and she would sometimes have a difficulty of breathing when asleep. At the moment, her husband, Michael, works very hard to be able to sustain the needs of the family. Mommy Windy sells whatever she can online and holds "raffle-for-a-cause" on Facebook to add to their budget as finances get very difficult and scarce at times. She did not want to bother others so much, so she asks only for coins that people could spare. In the Philippines, most 25 centavos are not used and just kept in their purses or even collected and kept at home. Though these coins are still legal tender, some may find it troublesome to count when purchasing from stores as it would take time counting up amount.

In behalf of my new found friend, mommy Windy, I am asking you if you could spare us your golden coins for our little warrior, Mable. A little goes a long way. We would also be very grateful if you could extend much more. We would also very much appreciate if you can offer a prayer for Mable. She is our little warrior, and she is everything for Mommy Windy and her family.

For your donations and assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me via my email or my facebook page (please click links). Let's help sustain Mable's life.

I have also furnished this link to Mommy Windy's facebook page if you want to communicate directly to her for any assistance you could offer. You may also contact her through these numbers: +639267232530/ +639399147136

You may also donate through Fight with Warrior Mable Zane.

Please also comment down below if you said a prayer for our warrior Mable so I can pray for you as well.

Let us also pray for the success and safety of Mr. Carvajal and his co-riders for their 'Ride-For-A-Cause' which will be happening this Sunday, 10th of March 2019- Another initiative for baby Mable.

Thank you for taking the time.

Love and light.