- Anthony Taberna opened up about her daughter Zoey’s difficult battle with leukemia
- It was December of last year when Zoey was diagnosed with the severe illness
- For this reason, their family was in and out of St. Luke’s Medical Center
- The 11-year-old also needed to have her hair shaved due to the hair loss caused by her treatment
- According to the journalist, her daughter is now recovering from the illness
Anthony Taberna posted a heartbreaking but inspiring message on his social media account.
KAMI learned that the popular journalist shared her daughter Zoey’s difficult and painful battle with leukemia.
According to Anthony, it was December of last year when Zoey was diagnosed with leukemia. This forced their family to go in and out of St. Luke’s Medical Center for the 11-year-old girl’s treatment.
Zoey also needed to have her hair shaved due to the hair loss caused by her treatment.
Fortunately, Anthony’s daughter is now recovering from the illness and things are a lot better now than it was last year. He thanked Zoey’s doctors at St. Luke’s and God for slowly healing her daughter.
“Eksaktong isang taon na pala mula nung subukin ang aking pamilya ng isang karanasang hindi namin makakaya kung kami lamang.
“Bandang alas dos ng madaling araw, ginising ako ni Zoey na umiiyak dahil napakasakit daw ng kaniyang mga binti hanggang sa kaniyang hita. Nanalangin kami ng taimtim sa Ama at saka nagpasyang magtungo sa Delos Santos Medical Center. Andun kaagad ang aking Kumpadreng Doktor, si Doc Frank Detabali. Inasikaso kami pati ng kaniyang anak na Doktor din na aking inaanak na si Paola.
“Si Doc Frank ay isang orthopedic surgeon, akala kasi namin ay isang sakit na may kinalaman sa buto ang sanhi ng mga kirot na idinadaing ni Zoey. Ngunit mas malubha pala. Si Zoey ay inilipat namin sa katabing hospital na St Lukes sa pangangalaga ni Doc Allan Racho. Doon nakumpirma, ang aming panganay ay may bone marrow disease na sa bandang huli ay natukoy bilang LEUKEMIA.
“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...
“Sa ngayon, patuloy na gumagaling si Zoey. Isang taon mula nang gisingin niya ako noong December 2 ng madaling araw, gising na gising ang aking kamalayan kung gaano kahalaga ang buhay ng tao subalit sa isang iglap ay andyan lagi ang takot na maaaring mawala ito. Salamat po Ama,” Anthony posted on Instagram.
Anthony Taberna, also known as Ka Tunying, is a well-known journalist and radio commentator in the Philippines. He is best known for his radio program Dos Por Dos and Umagang Kay Ganda.
In a previous report by KAMI, Anthony had no choice but to transfer to DZRH from DZMM due to the shutdown of ABS-CBN on television and radio. Bianca Gonzalez, Karen Davila and Amy Perez were among the celebrities who congratulated Anthony on his transfer to DZRH.
On a more light-hearted note, Anthony went viral months ago due to Amy Perez’s blooper on “Umagang Kay Ganda.” Amy apologized for photobombing news anchor Anthony Taberna during his interview segment.
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