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may utak si gordon at mabilis umaksiyon, so out na siya kaagad.
hindi mananalo si gordon sa pagkapresidente hindi kasi sya madaling mauuto ng mga oligarch kaya ayaw nila sa kanya.
Man nearly loses life but for Gordonís instinct, persistence
If it had not been for Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard J. Gordonís gut instinct and persistence, a 32-year old man who is suffering from an illness in the brain would have lost his life last Wednesday.
Gordon was cruising along the Ayala Boulevard with a team of volunteers in one of the PRCís amphibians when they chanced upon an ambulance stranded on the other side of the bridge.
Gordon asked the pedicab drivers along the street if the ambulance was carrying a patient but they told him it wasnít. However, some sixth sense told him not to rely on the information and check for himself. Gordon ordered the amphibian to stop and he got off and went to the ambulance and checked.
When the ambulance was opened, the PRC chief saw that it was carrying a sick man. Jake Valle was having a fit of seizures caused by a build-up of abcess in the brain. The patient was transported from a hospital in Bayan-Bayanan in San Pedro, Laguna and was to be transferred to the Philippine General Hospital. Valleís parents were with him.
His father, Jaime told Gordon that they have been trying to find less-flooded roads but the ambulance stalled while crossing the bridge.
ďSinulong na namin ang mga baha at nakalagpas kami pero hindi na nakayanan ng ambulansya pagdating namin dito sa may tulay at tumirik na nga kami,Ē he said.
Gordon called Bryan Saludar, the emergency management technician of the PRCís emergency response unit who was with him in the amphibian.
When Saludar saw the sick man, he told Gordon that Valle should be brought to the doctor at once because he was having a seizure.
They decided to transfer the sick man to the amphibian. Using blankets and tarpaulins from the amphibian to cover Valle and shelter him from the rain, Gordon and the volunteers carried him to the amphibian.
On their way to the PGH, Gordon called the hospital and informed them that they are shortly bringing in a sick man who needs to be seen by a neurologist.
When they got there, neurologist Dale Moll was already waiting for them and immediately saw to the sick man.
When Gordon called the doctor this morning to check on the patient, he was informed that Valle was a lot better and has been prescribed with antibiotics.
Jakeís father also talked to the former senator and thanked him for their quick action that saved his sonís life.
ďKung hindi ninyo kami nakita, malamang namatay na ang anak ko dahil kung hindi pa kami makakatawid dun sa baha, ibabalik ba lang sana namin siya sa Laguna,Ē he said.