Christopher de Leon praying for son’s fast recovery

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Friday, August 15, 2014


THE show must go on for seasoned actor Christopher de Leon amid the on-going battle of his son, Miguel, with testicular cancer.

De Leon returned to Manila on Monday to continue taping for hit primetime series "Ikaw Lamang" after staying for five days in the States to be with his family.

The actor said that Miguel, 27, already underwent chemotherapy at the California Pacific Medical Center and the latter now accompanied by wife, actress Sandy Andolong, and his son's spouse.

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"He's okay but still in the ICU (intensive care unit). It's very difficult but I have a commitment to do. Sandy is still there and my other son who flew in from New Zealand, and my sister Pinky. We're hoping for his complete recovery," he said.

According to Christopher, Miguel was born with "testicular germ cell tumor" and he had operations when he was still small.

"It's inborn. He had an operation when he was five years old pa lang. We saw sa x-ray na nag metastasize siya papunta sa lungs and that's what we are trying to eradicate," he said.

He added that his son's case is curable and their whole family is hoping for Miguel's fast recovery.

"I don't like to call it cancer because for me the big "C" is Christ. It's curable and God is at the helm. In God's time, everything will be okay. We're hoping and praying that he will get better."

Christopher added that during this testing time, they never lose faith in God and their family becomes stronger.

"No questions, no doubts. You have to realize in situations like this, it's in God's time. It's in his will. Everything will be all right."

The actor is thankful for the prayers and love sent by friends in and out of show business, especially from the fans.

"A lot of people are praying and getting involved and I thank God for this. That's the positive side of social media because a lot are praying and supporting us. I'm hanging on to this but it's a curable thing, it is a treatable thing. It's going to be ok,” he ended. (Sunnex)

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