Carmina Fuentebella posts birthday message after recovery on COVID-19

Carmina Fuentebella posts birthday message after recovery on COVID-19

The resident doctor of the University of Sto. Tomas Hospital, Carmina Fuentebella, celebrates her 27th birthday after recovering from coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). She said on a Facebook post, she received the best gift yet, “the gift of life”.

She was intubated, in critical condition then eventually regain her strength and now on a complete recovery. Prayers are sent by many netizens for her healing. In her birthday post, she is thankful for all who help her to the battle against the virus. She sends her love and prayers to all her fellow frontliners. Read the full birthday post of Dr. Carmina Fuentebella below.

“Today, April 24, 2020, I celebrate my 27th birthday with probably the best gift yet—the gift of life. 

These past couple of weeks have been really tough for me, but I could only imagine how much harder it has been for everyone else. It took me quite a while to fully comprehend what I just went through, but I’m really grateful to everyone who has been with me all the way. 

To all my consultants, fellows, co-residents, nurses, family, words cannot express how thankful I am for all of you. For going out of your way to see if I was still breathing, for staying up countless nights to make sure I was still mentally okay, for enduring with me through every step of this hardship, and for all the things you did I was too sick to even know—from the bottom of my heart, I really really thank you. 

To my friends, and to everyone who generously offered me their love and countless prayers, although I may not be able to personally thank every single one of you, please know that I am eternally grateful for the overwhelming support you all have given me. 

It felt like a dead end, but through everyone’s efforts and prayers I’m finally on my way to full recovery. I may be down, but rest assured that I will come back and once again battle at the frontlines—stronger and maybe a *little bit* more careful than before. It is, and it will always be an honor for me to train and serve under USTH 💛

Finally, to all my fellow frontliners, I pray you all remain safe as this pandemic continues to wreak havoc. We still have a long way to go, but I hope we can all stay healthy as we try to defeat this virus. 

God bless everyone and stay safe!