Broadcast journalist-radio commentator Anthony Taberna has come out to share his eldest daughter Zoey’s story a year after it all began.
Dawn of Dec. 2 last year, Zoey was rushed to the hospital complaining about unexplained pain on her legs.
The 45-year-old father of two admitted they had no idea what was happening to their child.
However, after running multiple tests, she was diagnosed with leukemia.
He wrote on Instagram,”Parang guguho ang mundo naming mag-asawa lalo’t si Zoey na noon ay 11 taong gulang pa lamang ay nakikita naming nahihirapan.
“Walang tigil ang aming pananalangin, kahit gusto sana naming ikubli sa aming anak ang pagluha upang ipakita sa kaniya na kami’y matapang at malakas subalit tuwing kami’y dudulog sa Diyos ay hindi maiwasan na kami’y tumangis.
“Ang pangunahing laman ng aming mga pagdaing – alisin ang kirot at hapdi at kung puwede ay ako na lamang bilang ama ang magdanas para sa aming anak,” he added.
Zoey is still recovering but just like most parents, Anthony and his wife Rossel are hoping for a positive outcome.
Meanwhile, Zoey also wrote about her experience on social media.
She admitted to being “very scared” the first time she heard the diagnosis.
“Just the word ‘leukemia’ itself made me so afraid,” she related. “Especially since I had to undergo chemotherapy. I needed to chop off all my hair and that made me very insecure and sad all the time. I really thought my life would already end there, but no. I stayed strong and did my best.”