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Jul 16, 2020

Good Samaritan Helps Out a COVID-19 Patient’s Household

Romancito Alberto Palma

In an act of generosity, a Belizean- American businessman made a donation to the family of the COVID-19 patient in Santa Elena, Cayo. The wife of the fifty-year-old patient made an public appeal online on Wednesday asking for help with groceries because when she found out that her husband tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, she didn’t have time to grocery shop and make preparations for her home. The woman also reported that she has been subjected to verbal attacks because her husband tested positive. She asked for the public’s understanding.  Her cry for help touched Romancito Albert Palma in the USA. He owns a plumbing business called the Ramon and Sons Sewer and Water.  Palma says he has been blessed in doing business and wants to pay it forward. So, he has sent four hundred US dollars to help the COVID-19 patient’s family. Today we spoke with Palma via Zoom about the donation.

 

Romancito Alberto Palma, Donor

“I read it on Facebook last night and it really touched my heart. We are fighting a monster that we know nothing about. For a lot of families that who have lost their jobs and don’t have any means or any funds, I am blessed because I have full time employees and I read it and it touched my heart and said why can’t I help these families in need.  I offered my help because I read it late last night and I went beyond and above and went early this morning to send money for this family.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, the cash is to provide them with what kind of help?”

 

Romancito Alberto Palma

“Well, whatever is necessary; monetary; groceries. I informed them that if further assistance is needed to please contact me and I will do so. I am happy with the government of Belize is doing. Mandatory masks; quarantine; hand sanitizers; everything in general. I do want to go back home but it is very hard. I am the kind of person who every three or four months I go back and help certain foundations and stuff but at the moment it is hard to go back home with all the threats we are facing and dealing with right now that none of us know anything about.”


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