How I started writing about health

I’ve always considered taking care of our health as something that I should do, rather than something I should talk or write about. I didn’t plan on becoming a health writer until I’ve accepted a job for a publishing company in 2012, more than six years ago now. I thought I will only be writingContinue reading “How I started writing about health”

The truth about getting sick in the PH

This year’s World Health Day theme hits close to home as I have experienced first-hand how to undergo financial hardship when my precious seven-year-old niece, Rianna got sick and died, leaving us with a huge financial debt. World Health Day calls on world leaders to take concrete steps to move towards universal health coverage (UHC),Continue reading “The truth about getting sick in the PH”

Life without Rianna Jewelle

The hardest part wasn’t losing Rianna Jewelle, it was learning to live without her. As of this writing, it’s been three weeks since she left us. It was hard. I’m sure some of you who experienced losing someone due to death and sickness can relate to this feeling of missing her every day, struggling toContinue reading “Life without Rianna Jewelle”

Rianna’s encephalitis/pneumonia medical care/hospital bills

This is 8-year-old, Rianna Jewelle Orillo-Bacud. She has been confined at Makati Medical Center, Philippines for more than nine months now. Rianna is ready for discharge anytime based on the clearance given by her doctors and can continue her medications and rehabilitation at home. Unfortunately, Makati Medical Center won’t allow her discharge unless we pay ourContinue reading “Rianna’s encephalitis/pneumonia medical care/hospital bills”