This 6-year-old uses a bicycle pump as her father’s nebulizer

Gelo Lasin

Meet 6-year-old Catherine Gadiente

Catherine’s father (Eduardo) suffers from a combination of asthma and emphysema, leaving him constantly short of breath

As they can’t afford to buy a nebulizer, Catherine gives his father’s medication via a bicycle pump.

When the family runs short on medication, they opt for steam from a boiled mixture of water and salt.

The entire situation has taken its toll on the family

Eduardo’s wife struggles to balance her duties between earning for a living and taking care of her husband.

As for Catherine, her father’s condition inspires her to do good in her studies

‘Para po maka-angat ako sa hirap, pati sina mama.’

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