The Filipino drama series Stay with me, known in its home country as Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka, started airing on TC Televisión in Ecuador.
Stay with Me, or locally known in Ecuador as Quédate a mi lado, is a drama series which tackles one of the most serious and fatal diseases in the world, brings to light the struggles of a woman who is HIV positive and how she battles her own frailties and demons in life.
The series premiered in Ecuador yesterday, January 28, replacing Un Corazon Especial (The Heart Knows), which was a phenomenal hit in the Philippines, locally known as My Special Tatay.
Yasmien Kurdi breathes life to Thea who goes to the big city to find work and to bury a traumatic past so she can move on with her life. She meets Marco, a charming, and happy-go-lucky guy.
Despite the disapproval of Marco’s mother, Adel, the two immediately fall in love and get married. They promise to love and to hold each other until the day they die. Soon, they build a family with the birth of their fraternal twins.
Things seem to have turned around for Thea until a shocking discovery brings back the past she keeps hidden from Marco. Doctors find out that her blood is HIV reactive. She acquired the infection years ago when Lawrence, her best friend raped her. The secret she is keeping is revealed and suddenly threatens her happy life.
To make matters worse, Adel uses Lawrence to convince Marco that Thea has been unfaithful. Lawrence leads Marco to believe that his wife contracted HIV because she was unfaithful.
Hurt and devastated, Marco decides to leave Thea for his ex-girlfriend, Cindy, and takes their twins away from her. Thea finds herself alone and forsaken.
Despite falling into a deep depression and her body beginning to display severe symptoms of her infection, Thea decides to conquer her inner demons and reclaim her life and her family?
Stay with Me aims to raise HIV awareness and educate viewers on its effects upon a person’s life through an intriguing drama—that even in our weaknesses, strength can be found if we only rise and have the courage to fight for our loved ones and ourselves.
Stay with Me is the third Filipino drama series that was acquired by TC Televisión for local broadcast in Ecuador. The first two were Un Corazon Especial and El Amor mas Grande (The Way to Your Heart).
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