IF TOMORROW I DON ' T WAKE UP...
May 11th, 2020 “If tomorrow I don't wake up”, my brother said to me, “I want you to know that COVID did not kill me, I was killed by the indifference of successive governments that negatively disproportionate health budgets; I was killed by those who made the regions, responsible for prioritizing health spending , leaving me without the tools to protect myself; I was killed by corruption, by those whom the law does not recognize as traitors to the homeland; I was killed by poverty; I was killed by individualism - for those who believes no one else matters”.
“If tomorrow I don't wake up”, my brother said to me, “tell them I was not afraid, that I was aware of the risk I was taking, but never left my battle post. I chose my path and I did it gladly, lived every moment giving more and better days to my patients”.
The good thing about fighting death”, he said to me, “is that I have beat her many times, saving many lives, but she only has to beat me just once”.
“If tomorrow I don't wake up”, my brother said to me, “I ask you to serve to improve the protocols. Tell them that I always knew that my colleagues were with me, that I could feel closely the solidarity of many friends, and above all, I do feel the love of so many I do not know, those who mourn my passing as their own suffering”.
“If tomorrow I don't wake up”, my brother said to me, “tell my family I'm sorry, I didn't want to leave them, that I wanted to enjoy a little more of their priceless company, that thanks to them I became a son, father, husband, brother. They made me live the best moments of my life and it's their memories that I take”.
“If tomorrow I don't wake up”, my brother said to me, “tell them I'm not really leaving, I will always be with my family, with my patients, my friends, with my colleagues, with my neighborhood and with all those who keep remembering me”.
“If tomorrow I don't wake up”, my brother said to me but then he did not wake up. In tribute to my brother, Dr. César Fernando Zapata Rojas,
Killed in action fighting Covid 19
Dr. Miguel Rojas Zapata CMP 25614