Jessica Zafra thanks everyone who helped during her health scare
She confirms that she’s grateful for the kindness of friends and strangers.
Trust Twisted writer Jessica Zafra to thank everyone for helping her out during her stint at the hospital in a Game of Thrones-inspired blog post entitled, "Your support is more solid than the Iron Bank of Braavos. Thank you."
Zafra, who was rushed to the Makati Medical Center on May 26, wrote, "The day after we were admitted to the hospital, friends told us that several media outlets carried reports of our incarceration mysterious affliction. They all pointed out that being a freelance writer we have no health insurance, and called for donations."
She went on to reveal, "Our initial reaction was embarrassment because we have a horror of being an object of pity. We got over it quickly-it's not as if we could deny anything. And then something truly awesome happened. We knew we could count on the kindness of our friends, who do not even have to be asked. What we did not expect was the generosity of total strangers, people we have never met, random readers and anonymous donors who gave just because they could."
In another blog post, Zafra revealed that she had been infected with the cytomegalovirus (CMV), which, according to the Mayo Clinic, causes fever, pneumonia, hepatitis, encephalitis, seizures, and even visual impairment.
Thankfully, CMV didn’t cause the Mistress of World Domination to lose her sharp wit. (Get well, Jessica!)