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Young Man Survives Cancer 13 Years Ago, Now Aims To Be A Doctor To Help Others

A young man luckily survived deadly cancer 13 years ago and now he is dreaming to be a doctor to help others.

Nob Ryan Villarin of Mandaue experienced the symptom of cancer such as fever, stomach ache, and severe back and joint pains at the age of giving. His medical condition made it hard for him to move.

Villarin’s parents brought him to a specialist who confirmed that Ryan has a Stage 2 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) after conducting a Bone Marrow Aspiration (BMA) test. His cancer can be treat through complete chemotherapy treatment.

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Most children have a high chance of surviving but their parents have to spend a huge amount of cash. Ryan’s parents could not afford the treatment cost so they have decided to ask help from Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. – Cebu.

The “Pangga-a Sab Ko” program of Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation Inc. – Cebu (KKMK-Cebu) helped the Villarin family financially for the child’s chemotherapy treatment.

After three years of treatment, Nob Ryan has been totally healed and exited his chemotherapy in December 2008.

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Currently, the 20-year-old cancer survivor is now a second-year Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology student at Velez College aiming to be a doctor to inspire and help other people fighting cancer.

“My childhood dream was to become a doctor.  The inspiration came because of my experience as a patient, because of my history with cancer,” Villarin said.

“My journey has inspired me to help others. While battling cancer, the only thing inside my mind was that I wanted to finish this thing already. Hopefully I shall become an instrument in helping others conquer this disease as well.” Villarin added.

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