"The entire year na nagpapagamot siya, he has gone through so much pain. Hirap na hirap na hirap na hirap na talaga siya na minsan, hindi ko alam kung ipagdadasal ko ba na pahabain pa yung buhay niya pero ganito, or kung kunin na lang siya para hindi siya mahirapan. So, hindi ko na alam kung alin dun yung hihilingin ko. But more than that, I was really praying for a miracle that he will get better," says Camille Prats about the ordeal she went through when her husband Anthony Linsangan was diagnosed with cancer.

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"Kaya kami nag-resort to treatment and all those things, kasi nga we had hope that he will get better at kakayanin niya.

"Kasi nga bata pa siya."

DRAWING STRENGTH. Ikinuwento rin ni Camille ang mga pinagdaanan nila nang matuklasan nilang may cancer si Anthony.

"Mga around June, kasi we got married March of last year, so mga June, medyo masakit na yung jaw niya sa left [side].

"Tapos nagkaroon na siya ng parang lymph node or nagkaroon na ng bukol so we had that checked.

"Siguro until mga... from June, we started doing check-ups around June until September.

"So we resorted to treatment right away, we did chemo and radiation.

"Yung chemo kasi, hindi ganun kahirap katulad ng... radiation was, grabe yung side effect.

"Nasunog yung leeg niya, he couldn't swallow, he couldn't eat.

"He came to a point na halos ayaw na niyang ituloy.

"So... pero hindi, he did! Tinapos niya yung treatment na yun.

"And siguro... hindi ko alam kung para sa akin mas maganda na yung hindi siya nagbilin.

"Kasi siguro mas gusto kong marinig sa kanya na he will really fight until the very end.

"So, hindi ko alam kung mas maganda na hindi niya ako sinabihan kasi ayoko ding... or maybe, I just don't want to have that in me na parang I have to...

"Siguro ayaw din niya akong mag-isip na, di ba?