Anthony Taberna extols daughter Helga: ‘Pinatunayan mo ang tunay na pag-ibig’
Broadcaster and radio commentator Anthony Taberna on Thursday expressed his appreciation for his daughter Helga who helped her sister Zoey in her battle against cancer.
“Si Helga ang siyang bone marrow donor ng kanyang Achi Zoey nang sumailalim ito sa transplant. Una’y dumaan muna ako, si misis at si Helga sa isang pagsusuri at lumitaw na si bunso ang perfect match para maging stem cell donor ng kanyang kapatid,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
Taberna said that never did Helga complain about why she had to be the one to donate her stem cell to her sister.
“Kahit minsan, hindi nagtanong si Helga kung bakit siya. Ang tanong lang niya, kailan gagawin,” he said. “Bayani si Helga sa tingin namin lalo na ni Zoey dahil nagsakripisyo ito nang walang tanong-tanong para makatulong na gumaling ang kaniyang kapatid.”
Taberna also noted that besides being a stem cell donor, Helga is also a joyful sister who tries to make her sister happy whenever she gets sad and gives her strength during hard times.
“Helga, we’re so proud of you. Pinatunayan mo ang tunay na kahulugan ng pag-ibig sa kapatid. We love you! Ipinagmamalaki ka namin,” he added.
Earlier this week, Zoey revealed that she is now free of the disease that she was diagnosed with in December 2019. /ra