There are a lot of challenges that couples normally face. From simple arguments to things that they cannot resolve, often resulting to a break-up.
This one couple from Davao City, however, stayed strong despite the hardest challenge they ever had to face. Thirty-five-year-old Maria Rechie Ramos was diagnosed with stage 3B cervical cancer on December 2017.
She and her boyfriend, Alexander Idul, have been together for seven years, and got married on August 26. It was not your normal wedding celebration as Rechie was still in the hospital that time.
They had to conduct the wedding while she was on the hospital bed. It was attended by their closest relatives.
In a report by ABS-CBN, Alexander shared how scary it is as they know that the clock is ticking.
“Lisod kaayo… kay ang oras naga dagan, naga hadlok naga hadlok. Unsaon nalang nako, kung unsay mahitabo sa iyaha. (Ang hirap. Kasi tumatakbo ang oras, nakakatakot. Anong gagawin ko kung may mangyari sa kanya).
“Walay imposible sa Diyos. Basta kung mulaban ka, mulaban pud ko mi ha. Lab kaayo tika.. kaya nato ni. (Walang impossible sa Diyos. Kung lalaban ka, lalaban rin ako. Mahal kita. Kaya natin to.)”
Sadly, one week after their wedding, Rechie passed away.
In Rated K‘s feature, Alexander said that although he finds it hard to accept what happened, he’s going to do it for the kids. “Pinipilit ko rin na tanggapin kasi parang ang bigat sa puso.
“Yun ang mahirap sakin ma’am eh. Kumbaga maliit pa yung mga bata. Di pa niya nasubaybayan yung pag-laki tapos ngayon wala na siya pipilitin ko nalang din po na maging matatag para na rin po sa mga bata kasi ang hirap po kasi. Mabigat po kasi sa puso. Ang sakit tapos gumuho yung mga pangarap namin.”
Rechie and Alexander have two kids together.