Good day everyone! I am appealing for help for the 84 years old Aling Ising (Miss Ising). I want her to live her remaining years here healthy and decent.
Aling Ising lives alone in a tricycle terminal (along sidewalk). She make ends meet by selling snacks like biscuits, candies and boiled eggs, as well as cigarettes in the sidewalk and terminal where she literally lives.
Yes, the old woman lives, eat and sleep there. Very unsafe especially for a very old woman.
She is not supposed to be by herself, but sadly, it has come to my attention last week that her only child, her adopted daughter at that, abandoned her already.
Aling Ising will be celebrating her 85th birthday this coming November 26.
I have known Aling Ising since I was young, during the early 90's because she was one of our stay out house help. Week in and week out she would iron our family's clothes. Though already old, she still went on to iron my clothes at least once a month when I started working. Suffice to say, Aling Ising is family to me.
However, she "retired" from ironing her clients' wardrobes last year when she accidentally smacked her head in the pavement while trying to place a tarpaulin ad to cover her space from strong rain.
The drivers in the terminal including the owner of the nearby eatery told me of her horrific ordeal. She was swimming in her own blood. Miraculously, she survived but she can no longer accept ironing work (that's why she resorted to selling instead)
Since then, she never came back to iron my clothes. People would not want to hire her again either for fear she might slip again and might not be as lucky as the first accident.
What really struck me last week is that she wanted to iron my clothes. I told the drivers, her usual customers that I do not want to take the risk.
To make matters most, her adopted daughter who has a very terrible financial problem of her own began to neglect her. If rumors are to be believed, her adopted daughter even steals from the old, poor woman. She's been stealing her small sales, even coins! She even stole Aling Ising's social security ID and forced the old lady to sign an affidavit so the adopted daughter can get the money on her behalf. We got no problem with that, but only she will take care of Aling Ising.
Obviously, she is not. After taking care of her, the adopted daughter left Aling Ising on her own. Aling Ising has no choice but to survive. That's why Aling Ising wakes up early, walks at least 1 kilometer to a wet and dry market where she will buy her stocks for the day.
She will then sell the stocks in her station, in the tricycle terminal, in the sidewalk. When the night comes, she will just lie there, in her makeshift bed, without electric fan, without lighting, even without comforter.
It is so painful to see an old woman, who ADOPTED and RAISED daughter as if her own, just to be abandoned just like that. At 84 (turning 85) she still work for a living. After hearing her story, I felt the responsibility to respond.
Please, help me help Aling Ising. It will be a good birthday gift and advance Christmas gift for her.
The funds are computed by: monthly food and shelter allowance for Aling Ising good for the next 12 months, regular medicine and vitamins supply, and necessary check-ups.
Hopefully, Aling Ising will live more years.
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John Nobel Castro
China Bank Savings
Account Number: PHP 602800000548