Like any parent, TV broadcaster Anthony Taberna couldn’t help but become emotional as he revealed the latest update on his daughter’s battle with leukemia.
Taberna said it was heart-wrenching to see his daughter loses her hair for her chemotherapy for leukemia.
“Nakangiti siya pero alam kong durog na durog ang puso niya nung nag umpisang malugas ang kaniyang buhok dahil sa chemotherapy,” Taberna said on his Instagram account showing his daughter Zoey.
“Nung pumayag si Zoey na magpakalbo at nalaman kong papunta na sa ospital ang misis ko kasama si Ate Tet, umalis na muna ako. Akala ko ay malakas na ako. Marupok pala,” he said.
Taberna said that a video showing Zoey’s hair being shaved crushed him.
“May video habang kinakalbo si Zoey. At tuwing makikita ko iyon, hindi ko mapigil ang pagpatak ng aking luha. Ang wala o maikling buhok ang isa sa dahilan ng insecurity ni Zoey,” Taberna said.
Zoey was diagnosed to have a bone marrow disease at the age of 11 which later on turned out to be leukemia.
“Hanga ako sa tapang ng aming panganay. I love you, Zoey. Andito pala ang kaniyang instagram, may post siya tungkol sa kaniyang journey,” the broadcaster said.