One of our classmates died.

I want to dedicate this post to you, Russell.

Russell, you are a good soul. We were not that close but we occasionally smile and greet each other in the hallway.

There are three things I will always remember about you Russell.

First, was how you loved calligraphy. And you were so great at it, I was actually jealous. Now who would do the calligraphy letters for the Love Express, Russell….

Second, I saw you making a rosary at classroom. I don’t know anyone else with the same hobbies as you, honestly. Again, you amazed me. I actually wanted to ask you to make me one but I was too shy to do so.

And third, how you cried after our SGD. L I was transferred to your group because my preceptor was absent and I mostly observed you guys. You did well interviewing the patient, Russell. But I think you forgot to ask something and the preceptor pointed that out. After that, you cried. I was really confused why you cried, I think everyone in the room was confused. After the SGD, I talked to you and asked if you were okay, you were still sniffling and said “Andami nating hindi pa alam, nakaka -overwhelm lang..” That’s when I realized your appreciation for things are way deeper compared to other persons.

Magiging doctor ka pa eh, Russell.  May reporting pa tayo sa BSR and yung topic pinili natin kasi interesting about fungi na nagiging zombies yung host after infection. Pero wala ka na.. I pray na kasama mo na si Lord sa heaven, Russell.

Tapos na ang suffering mo.

Salamat sa lahat ng ginawa mo dito sa mundo, sa lahat ng na-touch mong tao. You have left your mark. We will always remember you, Russell. Rest in peace.



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