Hello, my name is Rachel Ann Tayo Mendoza, mom of John Kyrie Tayo Mendoza, 4 years of age, unexpectedly passed last March 9, 2021 at 10:23 AM Tuesday, after a 59-hours emergency confinement at the city General Hospital then later at the DMC hospital for Pneumonia complications which resulted to my boys respiratory failure.
It all started with just mild fever, sweating, and cough but he only had the cough for like 3 weeks ago. Then last March 7 Sunday 2 days passed since the start of his fever, he suddenly got as high as 40C and he’s telling us about his chest pain then started vomiting thereafter, that’s when we realize we needed to bring him to the hospital. The hospital was even hesitant to take us in because they thought we or my son has COVID and because of their current healthcare protocol, We were swab-tested and tested negative, was worried and confused. That’s until my husband called a friend in the hospital to help us and got our son to the emergency room then ICU.
As some of you may know our son, my baby boy Kyrie, he was the bright light in so many peoples’ lives and our home. He could light up a room with his contagious laugh and humble optimism and very naughty smile. Our family, I can say, that we haven’t always been perfect parents this past months for him and we’ve faced so many challenges lately especially when our home got burned last year and with the pandemic, but our boy was the bright shining beacon that keeps my husband and I going as far as we can to get back on our feet. Our son was perfect for us. I could not wish for anything else than having him back into our lives and we’re filled with so much regrets and grief for not being able to give him everything that every parent would want to give their sons. It’s so very much painful and even as I write this, I’m still screaming in pain inside for our lost, the pain of losing him is immeasurable. It’s tragic and has caused tremendous hurt and indescribable pain for my husband too, as every time I look at him, he can’t say or do anything but just cry and blame himself, saying how he wants to take his own life if be given in exchange for our son.
We did not expect that he's taken away from us too soon he was healthy and active and playful and there isn’t a thing in a world that I wouldn’t give up just to have him back or see his smile again. We had so many plans and dreams for him but everything shattered just in 1 day. He was our strength and baby and a precious spirit lost too soon.
I want to thank everyone for all the kind words and support they've already shown and sent to us through text or mail as soon as they found out. It means more for us in helping us grief.
We are whole heartedly begging for your or anyone’s kindness to help my husband and our families to fund our sons’ funeral and memorial services to help covering the cost. To also give Kyrie the honor and happiness even as he pass on through to Heaven.
If you are not able to donate, you can still leave a message and comments for our family and for my son-in-spirit to be read later on and we plead for you to offer a short prayer for our sons’ eternal repose.
No donation is too small and we thank you whoever you may for extending your kindness for our beloved son.
“Salamat sa lahat nang tutulong at pagsabay sa aming pagdadalamhati. Masakit lahat nang nangyari pero ipapasa panginoon naming ito. “
“Give and it shall be given unto you. A good measure – pressed down, shaken together, and running over! For by your standard measure, it will be measured to you in return.”
You can also send your donations directly to my husband [email protected] or my Paypal. Please feel free to contact us. Thank you and God bless us all.