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Flight #327

Son To See Palliative Mom Who He Has Not Seen In 20 Years

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Flights of Compassion Required: 1

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 80,000

Points Raised: 80,000

Points to go: 0

I would like to see my mother, Rosalina, which I have not seen for more than 20 years. I last saw her when I got married year 1997 in Philippines and she returned back in Hong Kong then where she was working. She went straight and migrated in Canada year 2001 without coming back to Philippines.

My father and mother were not married, hence her middle name is not the same as mine. They eventually separated when I was in grade school. I have 1 sister who lives with my father and grandmother, taking care of them and currently resides in Manila, Philippines. Even though, we’re far apart with my mother, we always have constant communication through overseas call.

Year 2004, I had the chance to work here in Middle East, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and currently have a stable job working in a company for more than 14 years now.

Year 2008, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and thank God Almighty that she was able to beat it. During those times, I have long been wanted to be with her but I can’t because I am not able financially.

It was last 2016 when she told me that she was again diagnosed, this time with Lung Cancer. As a son, I am hurting thinking my mother’s condition and considering I have not seen her for 2 decades, it breaks my heart thinking that till now I still not been able to see her.
I have contacted my sister to inform her about our mother’s condition and she initially tried to get a visa going to Canada but to no avail due to limited resources. I, at the same time, applied for a visa as well and successfully granted a visitor’s visa.

I have to admit that even though I was able to get a visitor’s visa, I am still lack of a budget obtaining flight ticket. I have a son whom I’m supporting and providing his college education. I also support my father in Philippines as he is not employed anymore and have to assist my sister financially. And at times, I also sends money to my mother whenever I can to at least assist her.

I am hoping that your good community will be able to assist me for the flight ticket. This will help me immensely and save the money so I can use it with my mother.

It is the longing to see her, spend time with her and try to make up for the lost time. It may be for a short period of time, but we will make the most out of it. Only God knows what may happen but I will hold on to my faith that everything will be alright.

I will be forever grateful for the compassion, generosity and trust given by your good community. I pray that your good community will always be blessed as you are a blessing to others.