Modern-day heroes in HK: different kind of courage for a different foe
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MANILA, Philippines - Noemi Toledo’s condition nowadays is a far cry from what she used to look like a few years ago. Bubbly and always ready to lend a hand before, Noemi now needs someone to carry her to the bathroom as she cannot lift her legs that have become swollen from a liquid build-up. Noemi has breast cancer, which has metastasized to her bones and liver.
She was diagnosed with the illness in Hong Kong in 2007 and had a breast removed. Even then, Noemi remained with her employer and performed her duties as a domestic worker. She does not have her own children, but Noemi raised all her employer’s three children aged 20, 17 and 14. Their closeness to the 49-year-old Filipina once almost cost Noemi her job, but the kids pleaded with their parents to keep her."
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SAMBUHAY TV MASS MAY 25, 2013
7 hours ago