Kris Aquino thanks public for prayers to win ‘seemingly endless battle with autoimmune conditions’
This holiday season, Kris Aquino expressed gratitude anew to those who have been praying for her health, revealing that she and her family are awaiting the extension approval of their stay in the United States.
The Queen of All Media, who has been in the U.S. for her medical treatments, noted that she did not want to discuss her illnesses — two of which are life-threatening— on Christmas Eve, but she had to as she wanted to address those who keep her and her family in their prayers. She said this through her Instagram page on Saturday, Dec. 24.
“We’ve been here for more than six months. Atty. Marlon (recommended to us by the [Philippine] consulate to be our immigration lawyer) filed the necessary paperwork so that we can extend our stay in the [U.S.] legally,” she stated. “A few days ago we did our biometrics scan…I was warned, ‘You’ll need to wait two to three months to get the extension approval.'”
“A lot of times I’ve had to verify over the phone my identity and 80% of the time, BPOs from back home handle the calls. It’s heartwarming to hear the agents who know the calls are being recorded be ‘Dedma’ [and] say, ‘Ma’am, my family always pray for you because we want you to regain your health,'” she said. “Others have said, ‘Ms. Aquino, I hope your treatment is working and that you’ll be healed.'”
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Aquino also pointed out that because of the love and well-wishes they continuously receive, her family’s Christmas theme song was not Ariel Rivera’s “Sana Ngayong Pasko.”
“We may be an ocean apart, BUT it matters so much to know that many of you who don’t even know me or my sons personally, care enough to remember us [and] want me to win this seemingly endless battle with my autoimmune conditions,” she continued.
“My Christmas wish is makabawi ako sa ginagawa niyong mabuti para sa ‘kin ngayon — my first cycle of immunotherapy treatment (same medicine as chemo BUT at a much lower dose given over a longer period of time) will take about 10 months,” she added. “For now, idadaan ko na lang po ang pasasalamat ko sa mga pinagkakatiwalaan kong mga kaibigan sa religious [and] medical communities.”
(My Christmas wish is to repay all your kindness — my first cycle of immunotherapy treatment (same medicine as chemo BUT at a much lower dose given over a longer period of time) will take about 10 months. For now, I will relay my gratitude through my trusted friends in religious and medical communities.)
Aquino disclosed in November that she was to begin what could possibly be at least 18 months of diagnosis and treatment, as she signed up with a hospital’s center for those with rare and undiagnosed illnesses. EDV
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