Truth be told, hate had always been the fuel that fires me up and do well in everything I do. I hated a lot of people, well secretly. Guess you're familiar with insecurity and competition? I may not have done any violence (at least not yet) but you know what they say... In your eyes, nothing you do is considered a crime when you're heart is full of rage for a reason. And Bede Jarrett knows it all too well.
But when there is anger, there's always pain underneath.
For months at a time, my life has been constantly changed by passing of close friends, and unfortunate events to people whom I care. I learn to forgive people who've did me wrong 5-8 years ago (well, others didn't even bother to say sorry). And I start to always look for reasons to smile, even when deep inside I'm hurting. I'm trying, at least.
Earlier today while on Twitter, someone posted something about Mico Banayo. I didn't get to watch his story on free TV and so I Googled. I had no idea that what I'm about to read was something tragic.
Mico Banayo is a victim of vitriolage or acid violence - purposely splashing someone with acid with malicious intent, injuring or disfiguring the person out of jealousy or revenge.
March 15, a stranger who introduced himself as a mail man of a courier company came with a letter. And while he was singing to receive it, the man reportedly poured a bottle filled with acid on his face. He was rushed to the hospital and got initial treatment. The burns are not only to his face but down to his chest, arms and other parts. His left eye has no vision and requires Corneal Transplant. His right eye, with vision requires eyelid transplant to avoid further infections and save his sight. Other parts of his body requires Laser Treatment due to 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
In the middle of my research, it even pains me knowing he is from Tanza, Cavite where I mostly stay and where I am right now.
And so I created a Twitter post with Noypistuff's story about Mico and his photo asking for help. I got 40 retweets, now 44 as I publish this post. The other one I created got 12. And even more re-tweets from people who showed love.
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