December 1, 2023

The ailing senior citizen who wrote an appeal last week through the Courier has died.

The City Social Welfare and Development Office, through social worker Sharmaigne Solinen informed the Courier that 66-year-old Basiledes Flores passed away last Nov. 1 and was interred last Nov. 5.

She said people who may be interested to help need not donate anymore.

Before she died, Flores wrote to good Samaritans through the Courier where she asked for donations for her medication, refill of her oxygen tank, as well as for the purchase of a washing machine so her neighbors need not wash her laundry anymore.

In her medical bulletin, Flores was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, severe mitral stenosis, severe pulmonary hypertension, and atrial fibrillation or rapid heart rate, which resulted in her breathing difficulties.

Solinen said since 2015, Flores had been a regular recipient of various aids from the CSWDO.

She is also a beneficiary of the social pension program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Her two children and her grandchildren have also been assisted by the DSWD and the CSWDO.

The CSWDO will give monetary assistance once the family is able to submit requirements for the release of an amount meant to defray expenses for Flores’ funeral. – Rimaliza A. Opiña