DOH on Malabon stray bullet victim: Still in deep coma but continues to fight for life

  • The 15-year-old stray bullet victim from Malabon is still in deep comatose
  • Health Spokesman Eric Tayag said the victim Emilyn V. Calano, who was hit by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve, is in need of a miracle and a lot of prayers
  • Calano, on the other hand, continues to fight for dear life

The 15-year-old victim of a stray bullet from Malabon is still in “deep comatose” and is showing “no signs of recovery” but continues fighting for her life.

In an article written by Charina Clarisse Echaluce of Manila Bulletin, it was disclosed that Department of Health (DOH) Spokesman Eric Tayag said patient Emilyn Calano is still fighting for her life, according to her doctors.

“Kasi kung iba ‘yun, wala na,” said Tayag; citing the girl’s resilience. [Others would have succumbed.]

As of posting, however, it is only a respirator which keeps Calano alive and she is really in need of a miracle, the spokesperson said.

“I think ’yung miracle and pagdadasal, malaki ang maitutulong. Lumalaban ang bata,” he added. [I think a miracle and prayers would be a big help. The young girl is fighting.]

To note, Dr. Emmanuel Montaña, director of the Jose Reyes Medical Center where Emilyn is confined, said removing the bullet may cause more damage to her brain.

Calano was watching a fireworks display in her neighborhood in Malabon City when a stray bullet hit her in the head. Her aunt, who was standing several meters away, saw the teenager collapse and rushed to help.

Watch this report about Malabon stray bullet victim Emilyn Calano: