Pia Magalona recounts ordeal after Francis M was diagnosed with cancer

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Pia Magalona on finding out that Francis M had cancer: "I even had a smile on my face, because I was just glad to know they had found out why he was having daily fever and was lightheaded. The doctor then said the dreaded words: it’s cancer."


Inalala ni Pia Magalona ang ika-sampung death anniversary ng kanyang asawang si Francis Magalona ngayong Miyerkules, March 6.

Pumanaw ang tinaguriang Master Rapper ng Pilipinas noong March 6, 2009, dahil sa leukemia.

Siya ay 44 taong gulang.

Sa kanyang Instagram post ngayong Miyerkules, ikinuwento ni Pia ang hirap na pinagdaanan ng kanilang pamilya nang malaman nilang may terminal illness si Francis.

“Today is Ash Wednesday. We also commemorate the 10th death anniversary of FrancisM.

“On 08/08/08, Francis Magalona was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML),” simula ni Pia.

Inilahad din ni Pia kung paano sinabi sa kanya ng doktor ang tungkol sa sakit ni Francis.

“I remember distinctly that we were both lying in his hospital bed, watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics, when a doctor came by and asked to speak to me in the hallway.

"She carefully broke the news, and my only reaction was ok... so what’s the method of treatment, and how long is he going to be confined?

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“I even had a smile on my face, because I was just glad to know they had found out why he was having daily fever and was lightheaded. The doctor then said the dreaded words: it’s cancer.

“Oh... That was pretty bad news. Next thing, we both went into the room to tell him about it.”

Sabi pa ni Pia, ang pinakamahirap ay ang pagsasabi sa kanilang mga anak tungkol sa kalagayan ng kanilang ama.

Lahad pa ni Pia, “After that, I called my children one at a time, from eldest to youngest.

“The most difficult was telling the three youngest who still lived at home at the time, whom I told face to face.

“They were only 14, almost-9 and almost-8.

“I cried with them with each and every revelation, answering the same questions eight times over.”

Walo ang anak nina Francis at Pia—sina Maxene, Francis Jr. (Frank), SaabElmo, Arkin, at Clara; at ang stepchildren ng rapper na sina Unna at Nicolo.

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Pagpapatuloy ni Pia sa kanyang Instagram post: “Francis lived a total of 7 months more after that, and it was a whirlwind of confinements and discharges and treatments and test, after test, after test.

“Faith is really all we ever had, and still have for those he left behind.”

Bilang panghuli, nagpasalamat si Pia sa mga kaibigan at kapamilya na sinuportahan sila sa yugtong iyon ng kanilang buhay.

“Our family will forever be grateful to family, friends, co-artists, companies and the Filipino people who supported us both financially and in spirit throughout the journey we called his Happy Battle, and even afterward.

“Through his recordings, his legacy lives on. Now, more than ever, say a prayer and listen to FrancisM.”

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‪Today is Ash Wednesday. We also commemorate the 10th death anniversary of FrancisM. ❤️ On 08/08/08, Francis Magalona was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). I remember distinctly that we were both lying in his hospital bed, watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics, when a doctor came by and asked to speak to me in the hallway. She carefully broke the news, and my only reaction was ok... so what’s the method of treatment, and how long is he going to be confined? I even had a smile on my face, because I was just glad to know they had found out why he was having daily fever and was lightheaded. The doctor then said the dreaded words: it’s cancer. Oh... That was pretty bad news. Next thing, we both went into the room to tell him about it. After that, I called my children one at a time, from eldest to youngest. The most difficult was telling the three youngest who still lived at home at the time, whom I told face to face. They were only 14, almost-9 and almost-8. I cried with them with each and every revelation, answering the same questions eight times over. Francis lived a total of 7 months more after that, and it was a whirlwind of confinements and discharges and treatments and test, after test, after test. Faith is really all we ever had, and still have for those he left behind. Our family will forever be grateful to family, friends, co-artists, companies and the Filipino people who supported us both financially and in spirit throughout the journey we called his Happy Battle, and even afterward. 🙏🏼 Through his recordings, his legacy lives on. Now, more than ever, say a prayer and listen to FrancisM. Peace. 🙏🏼❤️‬

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