Krizette Chu Shares Experience on Random Acts of Kindness by Fellow DDS


Prominent social media personality and self-confessed DDS blogger Krizette Laureta Chu shared her experience on Random Acts of Kindness by her fellow DDS during the time when she needed it most.


According to Krizette Laureta Chu, last Tuesday, at the airport in Manila, her diabetic mother realized that she had left at home her entire stash of insulin, it was really a life and death situation. They ent to the airport clinic but don't have any insulin in stock, good thing one of the ladies there had a stock of metformin, a pill for diabetics but her mother couldn't take long term.



The DDS blogger thought, it would be okay once they arrived at LA and buy the said medicine, but found out upon arrival that they couldn't buy insulin without a doctor's prescription because they don't honor prescription by Filipino doctors, it had to come from an American doctor.

This is where the random acts of kindness started from Krizette's fellow DDS supporter. They badly needed insulin, although a friend identified as Zel Dimaano-Stanford brought the ones they left in Manila, they still needed more help.

Help comes unexpectedly from fellow DDS supporter, when a reader reached to Krizette, a doctor from Anaheim who stated that she was willing to help. She was identified as Dr. Corazon Medina who wrote a prescription, and went over and beyond by finding ways to provide Lantus and Apidra, which is very hard to find.



Read the Complete Story of Krizette Experienceng Random Acts of Kindness:

Last Tuesday, at the airport in Manila, my diabetic mother realized that she had left at home her entire stash of insulin. Our flight was boarding in 45 minutes. The nearest drugstore was Watson's near Marriott which opened at 8 am so it was still closed.

It was really a life and death situation. We went to the airport clinic, which stocked no insulin. Good thing one of the ladies there had a stock of metformin, which is a pill for diabetics but which my mother couldn't take long term. (Side note, calling DOTR and DOH, please stock naman the airport with lifesaving meds. Or allow a drugstore to operate in Terminal 3.)

We thought, okay, we'd buy once we reach LA and my mom could just take Metformin for a day, or until we reach LA.

In LA, we found out we couldn't buy insulin without a doctor's prescription. They didn't honor prescription by Filipino doctors. It had to come from an American doctor. 
My mom was getting sick from the side effects of Metformin and no insulin.

We badly needed insulin, but we could only get the ones we left in Manila on Friday evening, as it will be brought over by my friend Zel Dimaano-Stanford. (Thank you, Zel.)

Amid all these, a reader reached out to me on FB. A doctor from Anaheim. She said she was willing to help. Not only did @Corazon Medina write my mom a prescription, she went over and beyond by finding ways to provide Lantus and Apidra, which is very hard to find. While we bought Lantau at Walgreens, no pharmacy we visited had Apidra pen.



Dr. Medina called 20 doctors and was able to find 2 Apidras. She had her husband pick them up from the doctors who had them in stock, and my friend Jade Medalle picked them up from her. For free. She didn't charge me for the prescription; she didn't charge me for the Apidra (which would have cost 600 usd... it costs 4000 in the Philippines, or about 80 usd. Grabe dito sa US ang mahal ng medicines if you don't have insurance.)

And so, thanks to the meds, my mom feels a little better now.

I'm sharing this because I am overwhelmed by gratitude and amazement by how a complete stranger just helped me.

And also, because I can't resist it, to say that this kind of camaraderie and generosity is so very normal among Duterte supporters. I've seen it happen many times, as we raised money for the widows and for the wounded soldiers or for rallies or for one of our own. It's simply putting our money where our mouths are. We help because we believe in this country and each other.

And now I experienced for myself this amazing generosity. I've always known Duterte supporters are this generous, but personally, I'm dumbfounded that a stranger would help us this way.

I can't say there's the same sense of kinship enjoyed by the other side. They'll never know this kind of pureheartedness and hope because only hate stems from their heart.

Thank you, Dr. Medina, for helping save my mom's life even when you don't know me.

(PS: I'm still impressed as hell that there are people who read me. People who are smarter than me. People who think I make sense. I had a very profound moment of, Really, a doctor from Anaheim reads me? Really an engineer from Dubai? Really a professor? Really these people who don't have anything to learn from a 22-year-old? Charing.)

I really don't like taking offers of help whenever I travel because I don't want to abuse your goodwill -- I swear, people message me all the time to offer their houses or cars or time or company whenever they find out I'm in their neck of the woods--but I couldn't turn this much-needed help down.)

Thank you to all the godsent angels!

Source: Krizette Laureta Chu


Krizette Chu Shares Experience on Random Acts of Kindness by Fellow DDS Krizette Chu Shares Experience on Random Acts of Kindness by Fellow DDS Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 6/08/2018 Rating: 5

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