Family of sick OFW seeks help from Inquirer readersPhilippine Daily Inquirer
Sulficia Bellocillo Tibre, 66, a former domestic helper in Italy for 20 years and a resident of 2898 A. Guarra St. in Baclaran, Parañaque City, is currently in serious condition at San Juan de Dios Hospital where she was admitted on May 21 for severe pneumonia, a mild stroke and complications arising from diabetes.
She is being cared for by her only son, also a former overseas worker in Italy, who has been out of a job since he brought her home in October 2011.
Tibre’s condition is worsening because her family does not have enough money for her daily medication which costs over P6,000.
Her attending doctors have also recommended that she be returned to the intensive care unit although this is not possible at the moment because her family cannot provide for her medical needs.
Aside from returning her to the ICU, her doctors have also suggested that she undergo throat surgery to allow her to breathe more easily as well as flush out the phlegm in her lungs. The procedure however, has been put on hold until her family can make a downpayment on the cost of the operation.
Her son, Carlo Tibre, is imploring Inquirer readers to help his mother get better. Donations in kind or in cash are welcome. Cash donations may be coursed through the patient’s Metrobank ATM savings account (number 3-168266872).