A teacher, Virginia Padilla Roble, broke her left forearm and was hospitalized for a couple of days at Perpetual Succour Hospital in Cebu City. While at the hospital, she was under the care of a good surgeon who was also her former student, Dr. Dilbert Monicit.
When she was about to be discharged, she received a rather surprising note from the nurse’s station. It was from the doctor, written on a prescription form but it was not a prescription for anything.
Instead, it was a breakdown of the doctor’s professional fee (PF) with a note informing Ms. Roble that the full amount of the professional fee was “paid 22 years ago”. The good doctor also added a note telling her that she’s one of his favorite teachers!
Isn’t this story wonderful? Truly, even the simple things that we do and take for granted as part of our jobs could have a lasting impact in the lives of other people.
In the case of Ms. Roble and Dr. Monicit, the inspiring teacher had such a huge impact on her student’s life that when he was given the chance, now a doctor, the student made sure he showed his favorite teacher just how much he appreciates her influence in his life.
Hat tip: Ritche Awit