There’s nothing more painful than sending your child to her last resting place especially if you knew that she worked so hard in school and slowly fulfilling her dreams in life.
Allyza Tecson was supposed to graduate from senior high school when she acquired dengue and soon passed away. Tecson was supposed to graduate with high honors at a school in Cebu City.
The 18-year-old student dreams of becoming a flight attendant but unfortunately, her dreams will not be realized because of dengue that she contacted last March.
Tecson was so determined to join the graduation at Asian College of Technology – Bulacao Campus, Cebu City. Even while admitted to the hospital, she was still completing some of her projects just to make sure she never gets left behind.
But as the unfortunate event struck her, she passed away after one week of staying in the hospital. She will not be able to join their graduation ceremony that she worked so hard for.
The father of Allyza is an Overseas Filipino Worker in Saudi and he was not in the country when the incident happened. He only asked for video calls to update him of his daughter’s condition.
“During the time (when) she was being revived by the doctors, I had my family put me on video chat so I can see my daughter. I kept saying, lumaban ka anak. Please, wag mong iwan si papa. But then I saw how weak my daughter was and finally said to her, anak give up na tayo. Pahinga ka na,” says Art Tecson Jr., father of Allyza.
“Ang hirap. Kasi, yung hindi ako makatulog nang maayos dahil everytime makakatulog ako ang gulo ng utak ko Hindi inabot ng one week ang anak ko, bago binawi-an nang buhay,” he added.
Art returned to Cebu to see her daughter for the last time. Knowing that his daughter was really eager to graduate, he attended her daughter’s graduation, walked up the stage carrying the picture of Allyza to receive the hard-earned medal and diploma of her daughter Allyza.
The incident was really heartbreaking. What’s worst is that this is not the first time that Art lost a child. 2 years ago, he also lost his 6-year old daughter after a battle to sepsis.