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Teen Meets Doctor Who Saved Her Life For Free When She Was A Sick Baby

Now she wants to become a doctor so she can continue paying it forward.


Some stories are truly just amazing. While a simple photo shared by a young girl on social media merely shows the teen with an older woman, its caption reveals that the woman was the doctor who once saved her life when she was a sickly little baby. Amazingly, the doctor performed an operation on the baby completely free of charge.

Arabelle Garciano from Tagbilaran City in Cebu, Philippines posted the picture on Twitter. It shows the high school student with Dr. Maribel Du, a pediatric surgeon from University of Cebu Medical Center. Garciano revealed that she was once a sick baby who happened to have a cyst on her chest. Although Garciano’s mother didn’t have any money, Dr. Du agreed to operate on the baby for free.

It was truly an amazing reunion for the teen and the doctor who saved her. Garciano immediately shared the story so people would know about Dr. Du’s amazing kindness and generosity.

“17 years ago, a sickly baby needed an operation because she has a cyst on her chest. The mother only has ₱40 ($0.75) on her wallet. But this doctor operated [on] the child. For free,” Garciano wrote.

Dr. Du’s selfless act of kindness certainly paid off. Garciano admitted that she has every intention to pay it forward.

“And that is why I need to become a doctor. I need to share the same kindness I was lucky enough to receive,” she wrote.

Garciano is planning to study medicine so she can be a doctor like her savior.

Garciano’s post has reached thousands of netizens who were truly moved by the story. “Thanks for sharing your story to the world. Because we need this kind of stories nowadays,” one comment read. “God bless your heart, dear! May others be also inspired by your humble experience,” another netizen wrote.

What do you think of Garciano’s heartwarming story? Let us know in the comments below.


Endangered Animals Sing ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ In Heartbreaking Animation

The short film has a powerful message about animal extinction.

Animal conservationists are always trying to find a way to convince people to help in saving the world. One of their most powerful actions has been an amazing animation video featuring music from Les Misérables. The video features four endangered animals singing about their fate as humanity pushes them into extinction.

The video Dream was created by Zombie Studios for the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival. It features four different critically endangered animals singing I Dreamed A Dream, with each lyric telling the animals' story. Needless to say, the result is a powerful yet heartbreaking rendition of the Les Misérables solo.

The blue whale tries to make the hunters hear his song.

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Two Dads Pose With Daughter In Sweet Photoshoot, But They’re Not A Gay Couple

“Our daughter Willow. You may never know how your love has changed us all.”

A Facebook post that features a little girl named Willow and her two dads quickly went viral. But it's not what you may think — the two men are not a same-sex couple.

You see, one of the men is Willow’s birth dad and the other one is her stepdad-to-be. It is not easy to be raised up in a broken home, but looking at these pictures might remind those who had been through a divorce how important it is to keep the environment around your children happy and full of love.

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Student Opens ‘Honesty Store’ That Allows Him To Earn Money While Attending His Classes

What an impressive young man!

Giving your trust to someone is not an easy thing to do. However, one student was left with no choice but to trust not just one but a lot of people in his school.

Joenel Malanog, a student from the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Davao City, Davao del Sur got creative so he can earn money and still able to attend his classes. He decided to open an “Honesty Store,” which is an unattended food stall inside the school campus.

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