While grappling with the loss of a child and their home just weeks apart last June, a couple from Mandaue City has not lost heart, buoyed by the support of netizens who have pledged to help make their dream wedding come true.
Runabel Pulminar, 31, and Jay Remorta, 34, are grateful to those who responded to their call for help on Facebook. They thought of seeking support online for their wedding set on July 16 as they have been stricken with financial struggles over back-to-back tragedies.
Pulminar took to Facebook to request for flowers for their wedding. Blessings soon started to pour in after an events coordinator messaged her to say that she’s willing to help make their wedding happen.
She later received other pledges from netizens, from those willing to shoulder the cost of her bridal gown and the groom’s suit, those who promised to provide flowers for the church, to covering the pre-nuptial shoot.
All they need to cover now is the reception.
The couple said their wedding was always postponed as they needed to focus on the condition of one of their twins, Nicolas Jan Remorta, or baby Nic nic.
Their twins—Baby Nic Nic and Patrick Jin Remorta or Pat Pat--were born premature at six months on March 11, 2018.
While Baby Pat Pat was born healthy, his twin was in and out of the hospital.
Just last June 2, 2019, the couple lost Baby Nic Nic to sepsis and other complications. The baby died in the hospital.
Until now, the couple still has to pay hospital fees amounting to P1.5 million. They had paid P400,000 through cash donations.
Pulminar is working as a restaurant administration staff while her husband is a production assistant in a gun shop in Mandaue City.
The couple is temporarily living with relatives in Barangay Tipolo in Mandaue City after their house was among those heavily damaged by fire last June 27.
Through it all, the couple said their faith in God is stronger now. They know that God has bigger plans for them, they said.