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INSPIRING: This Old Blind Man Still Works to Support His Sick Mother

INSPIRING: This Old Blind Man Still Works to Support His Sick Mother

 

INSPIRING This Old Blind Man is Still Working to Support His Sick Mother 

 

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who wait for what life has to give them, and those who choose to seize the day and make the most out of it. This man is an example of the latter. According to a Facebook post by Alamo at Ur Serbis, a policeman in Antique, he and his team were patrolling the area and conducting an information drive to prepare for Typhoon Ruby (international name: Haiyan), when they encountered an old, blind man. According to the post:

 

This man caught our attention while he was walking along the highway, pulling his cart loaded with sacks of sand. He is Manong Blas Lomugdang (locally known as Toto Balas), a senior citizen. What is amazing about him is that he is a blind man, but he is still working hard to earn a small amount for living and to support his sick mother.

 

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This old, blind man hauls sacks of sand to sell for P10 per sack to support his sick mother

 

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He chooses to work rather than beg

 

According to the post, the man hauls the sand from the seashore half a kilometer away, which he sells for P10 per sack. He’s been doing this every day to support his mother. According to the old man:

 

Nakakahiya naman kung ako ay mamalimos. Ang mahirap kung mamalimos ako, buti na lang kung rerespetuhin ka ng paglilimusan mo, e paano kung inii-snob ka ng pupuntahan mo para paglimusan, sasakit lang ang kalooban mo. Mas marangal kung ako ang naghahanap buhay at nagpapawis at tumanggap ng bayad, Malaking karangalan sa akin yun.

 

(It would be a shame if I beg. It would be great if the people you’re begging from would respect you, but what if they ignore you? It will just hurt my feelings. It’s much better if I work and earn money for myself. It would bring me honor.)

 

The man is already at a stage where he should retire, but his drive to still work, despite having a disability, is truly inspiring. We hope more people would age this gracefully. We need more people like him.

 

What do you think of this man? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

INSPIRING: This Old Blind Man Still Works to Support His Sick Mother