I’m Angela and this is my dear friend, Rhoel Ribaya. At the age of 47, he contracted corona virus. He battled the disease for 2 months in ITU and his success story as the last Covid-19 patient to be discharged from Blackpool victoria’s intensive care unit was featured in BBC news marking the end of the pandemic’s 1st wave. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53582768
He survived months of being intubated without friends or family by his side. But the war was far from over. Despite being declared Covid-free, he suffered the long term effects of the virus. His life never went back to normal. Breathing became difficult. There many late nights of being rushed back to the hospital. On October 13, 2020, he suffered a cardiac arrest in his home. He was comatose for 2 days until he finally passed away on October 15, 2020.
Covid-19 is a silent killer. It has stolen the lives of many fathers, mothers, children and friends. Your support will surely give hope and comfort to his wife and son who also contracted the virus on its first wave and are not only struggling with the after effects of the virus like rhoel did, but are also coping with the pain of suddenly losing a loving husband and a caring father.
We are setting up this page to help his grieving family with the funeral costs and other expenses during this difficult times. I hope you will help us in easing the burden and pain of the family he has left behind. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Let’s give back the hope to those who are hopeless one family at a time
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