Netizens lauded these proud parents after seeing their genuine and wholesome reaction upon knowing that their son passed the Radiologic Technologist Licensure Examination in Dec. 2021.
Patricia Ann Hennigan Diaz started a random conversation with his mom, Catherine, to break the good news. At first, Catherine thought that Pat was just bluffing.
But when she finally saw Pat’s name on the official list, she screamed with joy and excitement.
“Kakatapos lang po ng work ko at ang sabi ko ‘yung results po ng boards lalabas ng January 4 bale buong araw po ng paghihintay habang nag wowork po as a call center agent po tapos hinintay ko lang po matapos work ko tska ko na po pinuntahan parents ko para masabi sakanila,” Pat recalled.
“Ineexpect ko naman po na magiging masaya po sila para saakin kasi sakanila naman po ako madalas umiiyak kapag nahihirapan na po ako,” he added.
Pat said that he planned to capture the special moment to keep a memory of his milestone. The uploaded video now has more than 500,000 views on social media.
Pat shared that his success was not done overnight, saying he surpassed several bumpy roads before reaching his achievement.
When he failed to pass the exam on his first try, he then decided to work in a call center while reviewing for his retake exam.
“Simula po nung bumagsak ako mas naging pursigido ako at hindi po sumuko dahil po ang daming instruments na ginamit po ni Lord para sa Journey ko po na makapasa. Bale sa umaga 8am-12noon nag bibike po ako papunta sa review center po tapos 3pm-12midnight nag wowork po ako tapos 12midnight-4am nag sself review naman po,” he shared.
In Dec. 2021, Pat gave it another shot and finally succeeded. He admitted that he was nervous during his second take.
“Nakakakaba po kapag di pa po nakikita yung questions kaya po todo po pag ppray ko na sana iguide po ako ni Lord at ‘yung mga kasama ko po. Feeling ko po hindi naman po talaga mawawala yung kaba pero confident naman po na papasa na po kasi lahat po ng effort ko para sa journey ko po sa boards ko, binuhos ko na po,” he noted.
After shifting to other courses and institutions, Pat finished his degree at The Family Clinic Inc. in Manila. Although he is currently employed, he is looking for a job related to his degree.
“Ma, Pa, lahat ng sacrifices niyo naging worth it naman lahat. Ako na soon ang babawi sainyo. Maraming salamat sa walang sawang supporta at pagmamahal. Kahit nung di pa ko pumapasa, sobrang proud niyo na saakin at kung paano niyo ko ikwento sa mga kaibigan niyo, alam kong mas proud kayo ngayon. Para sainyo to. Mahal na mahal ko kayo,” Pat said when asked about his message to his supportive parents.