Hi my name is Jay Ann Edquilang.
This is my Mama, Eloisa Gumaro. She is the person I want to help.
I just want to tell some stories like with her past and what kind of Mama she is.
She is a single parent who raised me on her own since I was 1 yr. old.
She leave my father because he hit her black and blue and had a lot of issues that my mom can no longer handle that time that's why she decided to leave him.
My mom was born Nov. 8, 1959 in Isabela, Philippines. But she was raised in Cebu after her mom stole her from her father and brought her to one of her cousin. As she remember, she was around 3 or 4 years old. She was able to study but only until Grade 4 and was not able to finish that year because she needs to help her Aunt and care for her baby cousin.
If you were familiar here in our country, Philippines, you need to walk miles from your home to school, mostly in provinces.
She told me that she wanted so badly to finish her study but she can't because of the 'responsibility' that she have for the family who kept her.
After my grandmother brought my Mama to her cousin, she leaves her as well after few days. The only thing my Mama knew is that her mom leave her because she needs to look for a job. The years passed by but her mom never came back for her. She don't have any news about her mother and with her father as well.
Technically, she doesn't know her mom and dad but with their alias name or nicknames.
As per her, her mom's name is Bining Jagupar and her father is Eugenio Gumaro.
At the age of 17, she went to Manila to work as a house helper. And she have been a helper to many people.
And then she met my father at the age of 30, i think. But their relationship didn't go well. So she raise me on her own, having 2-3 jobs a day, as a laundry woman, house helper, a cook and even as a nanny because those were the only job she can do that time because she don't have the 'education' the companies or establishments required.
She have been thru a lot but she is a strong woman, i know. And still, even she's old, that's what I'm seeing to her, strong and always fighting.
Unfortunately I am no longer living with her because I already have my own family. But once in a while I visit her. I gave her money, if I have extra. But most of the time, I don't.
She is living with a friend, a friend that she met in church. She's also serving the Catholic church as a Greeter and Collector.
She is doing laundry, cleaning and child care for her friend, in return she can live with them for free.
She is still doing some laundry for others and taking care of an old woman once a week so she will have money for her needs and her pets. My mom is a pet lover(she have 2 dogs and a lot of cats), which is I think is also one way for her to relieve the sadness she is feeling everyday because she is alone, which bothers me a lot and most of the time but she chooses not to be with me and my family because she don't want to be a 'burden' for us which I always disagree with. And when we talk about it, it will always end up as an argument which I don't want to prolonged because she is old and I love her so much. I don't want any conflicts and misunderstanding to the both of us, because she only have me and she is my only family.
She is a wonderful woman inside and out. She is a good mother.
She is very caring and generous to others. Even she doesn't have much or sometimes nothing at all, she always have something or tries to give something to others.
She is really a good person.
She is my Mama.
I am actually asking for this funds because my mom have a birth certificate issue. She is not registered. So we need money to fix her certificate. That certificate will be an achievement for her. And I would also like her to be check by a professional doctor which we cannot afford. My Mama was never been check by a doctor and she is already experiencing unexplainable pains and diseases. And also maybe a grocery and stocks for her and her pets. Hope you can help her.
(If it bothers you why can't I give those to her, I would like to explain and I know you guys have the right to know. Unfortunately, we have the same faith, I was not able to finish my studies because of financial difficulties. And as of the moment, I am doing the same like what she did before, doing few jobs just to earned money which is not enough for me, my family and her.
I know I am not the only one who is having financial difficulties but it would be a dream come true for her, my mom, to have her birth certificate, help her a lot if she would be check by a professional doctor and happiness if she have enough foods for her and her pets even just this coming Christmas and New Year.
This time, it's no longer about me, it will be about her.
Sometimes, when I think about her and my family, I break down and cry but I need to be strong or I will end up losing my mind thinking what I can do for my mama.
Its sad because I was not able to give her the life I dreamed before but maybe with your help, I can ease the hardship she is atill going thru because of poverty.)
THANK YOU FOR READING.