Dubai OFW who woke up from 9-month coma wants to stay and work, not come home


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  • The OFW in Dubai who was recently revived from coma wants to stay and work, not come home
  • She said her old company is willing to take her back if she returns
  • She also plans to pursue medical studies after getting inspired by the medical staff who attended to her

The overseas Filipino worker in Dubai who was recently revived following a nine-month coma has changed her mind about going home to the Philippines after her full recovery. She now wants to stay in UAE to work.

Perlite Almonte, 35, is currently recovering at Rashid Hospital in Dubai for nearly a year after waking up from a nine-month coma in January 2016.

In an interview with The Filipino Times, she admitted her plan to go back to work in the same courier company where she was once employed as a supervisor.

Almonte, who is still breathing through a ventilator and still has some difficulty speaking, immediately said “’Yes’ with a big smile” when asked if her previous company is willing to take her back once she returns.

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Almonte has a 16-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter whom she initially planned to bring to Dubai before the tragedy struck last April 18, 2015, the day she was found unconscious inside the bathroom of the house where she was staying. Almonte has since slipped into a coma.

According to Dr. Zeyad Al Rais, Head of Critical Care Department at Rashid Hospital, the Filipina suffered from intracerebral hemorrhage – a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding within the brain tissue.

Her sudden change of heart about going home to the Philippines came as a surprise since she earlier expressed her excitement about finally coming home after nearly two years of confinement at the hospital.

“I am glad that I am recovering and I can’t wait to go to the Philippines to see my children,” she was quoted as saying then.

Furthermore, Almonte’s loved ones also revealed that aside from foregoing her earlier plan, the OFW also wants to pursue medical studies after getting inspired by the medical professionals who helped her recover at Rashid Hospital.

This article has been viewed 1583 times. Article originally posted: February 15, 2017, 10:02 am (UTC-0). Last update: February 15, 2017 at 10:02 am (UTC-0).

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