July 15, 2024

An open letter to all frontliners

I hope that we never meet each other for now, but if ever I see you all face-to-face after this, I will give you my warmest hug.
Thank you for all the unending nights that you gave to all the patients, for staying outside to keep us away from danger instead of staying with your family; for sacrificing your time and not giving up to all patients.
Thank you for reminding us to stay at home and to feel great that we are alive.
You may be threatened, but you showed no fear. You are the hope of our nation today and for that, we are forever grateful to all of you. You guys are great, really great.
To all the patients you saved, we owed you a lot. I may not be in your position, but I know how much you are hurt seeing patients die because of this enemy that we cannot see. I may not be in your position but I know how much you are hurt wearing those tight, hot, and irritating personal protective equipment and necessities every day.
To all our modern heroes who keep us safe and being part of this war that we cannot control, every one of you should take care.
I know it was hard, but your family is still waiting for you. I am just one of the children who are waiting for their moms and dads to come home safely.
I will pray for your souls and your families. After this, you deserve a plate of honor.
To all the frontliners out there, hats off ma’ams, sirs. — APRIL ANNE M. NEMENZO, Baguio City