COVID 19 – Husband and wife MDs – Dr. Dennis Tudtud, Oncologist and Dr. Helen Tudtud, Pathologist die of coronavirus

Cebuano doctor dies due to COVID-19 days after his wife succumbed to the coronavirus

Cherry Sun (GMA)

COVID-19 claimed the lives of Dr. Dennis Ramon Tudtud and Dra. Helen Tudtud, a couple who both served as frontline doctors in Cebu.

Dra. Helen passed away on March 28, and after three days, Dr. Dennis lost his life in battling the same disease. The doctors’ son Dennis Thomas Tudtud confirmed the sad news to celebrate the fruitful lives of his parents.

The younger Dennis wrote on March 28, “Today is a very sad day for me and my sister. I have lost not only a mother but also a travel buddy, eating buddy and a Netflix binge-watching buddy as well. I am lucky to have had the chance to have a mother who is very charming, funny and nice to everyone she meets, and I am hoping I have inherited some of those skills.”

In just a few days, the Tudtud children suffered another great loss as their dad joined their mom in heaven.

Their son continued sharing, “Our Daddy Dennis has joined Mommy Helen. My sister and I are in deep sorrow that God had to take both of them but I take comfort that they are happy together in their journey to paradise.”

The younger Dennis related how he and his sister are grieving instead of celebrating his birthday today, March 31.

He said, “Today is my birthday. It pains me that both my parents are no longer here. I cannot bring them back to life but I can celebrate their lives. Please remember my parents, Doctor Dennis Ramon Momongan Tudtud and Doctor Helen Evangelista Tudtud. Please include them in your prayers as they journey together to heaven. Please also pray for those who are still fighting this battle. My parents may have lost but the Lord won two angels.”

Dr. Dennis and Dra. Helen are among the fallen doctors who served well in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Post by son – Dennis Thomas Tudtud

Our Daddy Dennis has joined Mommy Helen. My sister and I are in deep sorrow that God had to take both of them but I take comfort that they are happy together in their journey to paradise.

I will forever miss our Daddy Den’s selflessness. He has always put others before himself. As a father, he gave us everything we needed and wanted. He worked so hard for us. He was happy when he saw us happy. He did everything to put smiles on our faces. He adored my mother. He would give the world to Mommy Helen if it was possible. That was how much he loved our Mommy. He loved his grandchildren. He would play with them and shower them with gifts. He’d carry them to their bedrooms when they were asleep just as he carried us when we were children.

His selflessness did not stop in our home. As a doctor, he would even pay for the chemotherapy sessions of some of his patients just so their families could spend more years with them. He was generous beyond words could even describe.

Today is my birthday. It pains me that both my parents are no longer here. I cannot bring them back to life but I can celebrate their lives.

Please remember my parents, Doctor Dennis Ramon Momongan Tudtud and Doctor Helen Evangelista Tudtud. Please include them in your prayers as they journey together to heaven. Please also pray for those who are still fighting this battle. My parents may have lost but the Lord won two angels.

My sister and I may never understand why God had to take them both. There are so many questions with no answers. We have a flood of tears. I also ask for your prayers of strength and of acceptance.

Daddy and Mommy, please watch over us from heaven.

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