News anchor Karen Davila posted a touching birthday message for her nephew Wil Dasovich, who recently revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer.
Wil announced his medical condition through a video blog (vlog) on his YouTube Channel last August 24, Thursday.
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Wil, a media influencer, became more popular as a Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 housemate in 2016.
His “Tita Karen” has already appeared in some of his vlog entries, a proof that the two are close.
Karen is the first cousin of Wil's mom, Charry Lising-Dasovich, an interior designer based in San Francisco.
Karen posted her birthday message for Wil via Instagram on August 26, which was Wil's 26th birthday.
The Bandila anchor told her nephew how she admires him for his courage despite the circumstances.
“My dearest nephew @wil_dasovich I want to greet you a very meaningful birthday but more importantly, let you know how deeply I admire your openness & courage in overcoming the biggest challenge of your life,” Karen wrote on her post.
“You have shown more character than many people I know - stepping out in FAITH & choosing to LIVE the LIFE you want!!”
She also praised Wil for remaining optimistic amidst the challenge he is facing.
“I've always told Ate @charry_dasovich- what makes you truly special is you have such a good heart - and even in your darkest moments, it shines through my dear. Now THAT is AMAZING Wil! Love you! #YouGotThis”
My dearest nephew @wil_dasovich ???? I want to greet you a very meaningful birthday but more importantly, let you know how deeply I admire your openness & courage in overcoming the biggest challenge of your life ???????? You have shown more character than many people I know - stepping out in FAITH & choosing to LIVE the LIFE you want!! I've always told Ate @charry_dasovich - what makes you truly special is you have such a good heart - and even in your darkest moments, it shines through my dear. Now THAT is AMAZING Wil! Love you! ???? #YouGotThis ???????? Please watch Wil's VLOG & let's help him go for #1MforWil ???????????????? #aug282017 #dasofam #beatcancer #liveyourbestlifenow
In the comment section, Wil expressed his gratitude for the support of his tita.
“Aww love you so much tita can't wait to come back and give u a big hug and eat all your sosyal food!
Many of Wil's celebrity friends, like Solenn Heussaff and husband Nico Bolzico, have also expressed their support for the vlogger in his battle against cancer.
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HEAD-ON BATTLE. Wil continues to vlog, documenting the medical treatment he is seeking in San Francisco.
In his most recent vlog entry, Wil further revealed that his colon cancer is now on stage 3.
“It's developed. It has got in my lymph nodes, but it hasn't metastasized, so it's not in my liver, brain, or lungs,” the former PBB housemate stated in his latest video uploaded this Sunday, September 3.
“[A]nd honestly, I'm cool with that 'cause I look at the statistics of stage 4 and it's scary. Stage 3, there's a lot better chance so I'm good.”
Wil admitted that he is going through something really taxing, but that he can now sleep knowing the exact progression of his condition.
“As heavy as today was, I finally can sleep. I finally can start the treatment process and tackle this and start really fighting.
“Mentally, I believe personally the hardest part was over, was just not knowing anything.
“It's still a long battle physically and mentally,” said Wil.
Wil added that he plans to consult his family with regards to options available for his treatment.
Watch his video below.