- How far are you willing to go for love? What would you do for a dying loved one?
- These are the questions that a netizen has probably agonized about after his cancer-stricken younger brother decides to give away his Platinum ticket to the Coldplay concert that he can no longer attend
- In a Facebook post made by a netizen identified as Kheil Vin Santiago, he showed his love for his younger brother by making a seemingly impossible request on his behalf
The post started with a short background about Kheil's brother Ken Valiant, who, according to Kheil has been diagnosed of stage 4 cancer in February.
He also said that his brother has been a Coldplay fan ever since he can remember, that he bought tickets despite the ridiculous prices.
In his post spotted by KAMI.COM.PH, Kheil shared that Ken, having known that it would be downright impossible for his to make it to the April 4 concert of Coldplay, had turned over his Platinum tickets to their younger brother.
Ken is now in the hospital for treatments, but he continues to play Coldplay music including his favorites - 'A Sky Full of Stars' 'Adventure of a Lifetime,' 'Hymn for the Weekend,' and 'Everglow'.
Kheil concluded the post with a request, asking Coldplay for a simple but personalized message for his sick younger brother, in what he tagged as Ken's "most special concert of Coldplay."
Read Kheil's full post here:
"To whom it may concern,
Since the Coldplay had started, my brother, Ken, has been an avid fan. The moment the Coldplay announced that they will be having concert in the Philippines, Ken was very much excited to buy tickets. He was the one who bravely line up early to buy your tickets. He bought the nearest possible ticket our money can afford.
But just last February this year, he was diagnosed with Cancer Stage 4. It was a very shocking news for everybody coz he was a very normal man, a very generous, kind, loving and most of all a God fearing one. We did not expect this to happen. Everyday in the hospital his hobby is to play music from Coldplay. Some of his favorites are 'A Sky Full of Stars' 'Adventure of a Lifetime' 'Hymn for the Weekend' 'Everglow'
A week ago, he already turned over his Platinum ticket to my younger brother. He does not show he is sad, he said it's okay. But we can feel that he really wanted to be there. But due to his health condition that we cannot compromise. We, especially him accepted the fact that he can't be there in the most special concert of Coldplay for him.
I am sending you this open letter to ask a little favor if the band could just say "hi" or a short message for him to make him feel better. We are looking forward to your quick response. His name is Ken Valiant G. Santiago, a medical student in the University of the Philippines-Manila with a stage 4 Cancer.
Thank you so much. May God Bless everyone.
Kheil Vin G. Santiago
Eldest brother of Ken
~'Cause you're a sky, you're a sky full of stars... Im gonna give you my heart...'"
Netizens emphatized with Ken, and had taken the initiative to give Kheil's request a fighting chance.
As of press time, Kheil's request has already reached the Ms Rizza of MMI Phlippines who promised to make sure the request reaches Coldplay.