“It felt like a dead end. But through everyone’sefforts and prayers, I’m finally on my way to full recovery. I may be down, butrest assured that I will come back and once again battle at the frontlines –stronger and maybe a little bit more careful than before,” the residentdoctor of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital added. “To all my fellow frontliners, I pray you all remainsafe as this pandemic continues to wreak havoc. We still have a long way to go,but I hope we can all stay healthy as we try to defeat this virus,” Fuentebellasaid./PN The doctor is now excited to return to work. She alsoencouraged her fellow frontliners to stay strong and continue the fight againstCOVID-19. She is now slowly recovering from the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) weeks after she contracted it. “It felt like a dead end. But through everyone’s efforts and prayers, I’m finally on my way to full recovery. I may be down, but rest assured that I will come back and once again battle at the frontlines,” says doctor Carmina Fuentebella. She celebrated her birthday yesterday while battling coronavirus disease 2019. CARMINA FUENTEBELLA According to her, the “past couple of weeks” have beenreally tough, but she was grateful to those people who were there with her,especially her doctors and nurses for giving their all to see if she was stillbreathing, for staying up countless nights to make sure she was still mentallyokay, for enduring with her through every step of the hardship, and for all thethings they had been doing that she was too sick to even know. Fuentebella, who turned 27 yesterday, was intubated andreceived plasma treatment during her battle. She added: “To my friends and to everyone whogenerously offered me their love and countless prayers, I may not be able topersonally thank every single one of you, but please know that I am eternallygrateful for the overwhelming support you all have given me.” MANILA – Doctor Carmina Fuentebella, whose father isDepartment of Public Works and Highways-Aklan District Engineer NoelFuentebella, received her best birthday gift yet. “I celebrate my 27th birthday with probably the bestgift yet – the gift of life,” she said on a social media post.