Died yet alive
Philippines, June 21 -- Amoyan, Christele J.
Died yet alive
21 June 2012
By Christele Jao Amoyan
“I died but still am alive. I may not be the bubbly creature – then- kicking inside your womb but now; the tiny thing beating inside your chest. Happy Hearts Day Nanay,” Christele Jao Amoyan breathed her few last words on February 14, 2013 at St. Luke’s Medical Center minutes before her heart was transplanted to her half-alive mother. Christele, born in December 1, 1994 demised at 18 from her desired death – that is, offering back her life to the woman she once owed it.
Penned on the letter days ago, she wrote there that her remains be cremated with her mother’s ailing heart. And on her last note, written in italics, “Giving you back my heart would be the only chance I can tell that I love you; only with unspoken words. Please take care of my heart (our heart), it is yours again.”
Christele was raised by her parents Nerio Sacaguing Amoyan and Noemi Flores Jao in their hometown in Marinduque. She was third from the eldest of four children being the only daughter.
Currently a sophomore student in the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Telai, as she was often called by her classmates, is taking up her undergraduate degree in BS Development Communication. From elementary up to high school, she did an exemplary work in both academic and extra-curricular performances. She was hailed by her teachers for her passion to learning and her, being an outstanding writer. Eversince, the young girl’s ambition is to live a journalist’s life. She wanted to become a writer, one who writes her soul on paper – but no longer will be.
Until now, Christele’s eternal repose was still and forever be kept in secrecy – inside HER (mother’s) heart.