In a statement, LA Tenorio reveals his current health condition.
LA TENORIO CANCER – Ginebra’s “Iron Man” LA Tenorio is currently battling cancer and many people pray for his recovery. Here are the comments.
Barangay Ginebra star LA Tenorio has been diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. The legendary player has shared in a statement to update his fans and supporters.
In his statement, he expressed his sincerest apologies to everyone as he used his groin injury as a reason to cover up the real reason behind his absence.
“I was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. The initial testing three weeks ago led me to instantly miss practices and games. I have completed my surgery last week and will soon undergo treatment for the next few months,” the statement read.
He is 38 years old and at 38, he holds the PBA record for 744 consecutive games played.
He clarified that he is not retiring despite his health status. He vowed to come back and while he continues with his recovery, he will help the coaching staff in the meantime.
Prayers and well-wishes for the legendary player poured in after he released his statement.
Based on a report from ABS-CBN, here are the prayers and statements from his fellow players and other people:
Former PBA commissioner Noli Eala:
“I am deeply shocked and saddened about the news on LA Tenorio. Our family’s prayers are with you @LA_Tenorio. Claiming your full recovery. Remember God does not give us any burdens that we cannot carry. Ad majorem dei gloriam.”
Blackwater head coach Ariel Vanguardia:
“We are with you in this battle @LA_Tenorio!”
Senator Sonny Angara:
“Laban lang Tinyente! Prayers up for your recovery.”
Senator JV Ejercito:
“Praying for PBA’s Ironman, @LA_Tenorio. Kaya mo yan Brother!”
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Japeth Aguilar:
“Prayers up for our one and only #PBAIronMan. We are with you in this tough battle.”
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Jared Dillinger:
“Sending prayers and good vibrations to our beloved Ironman @LA_Tenorio. I love you brother!”
San Miguel Beerman Chris Ross:
“Praying for you brother!! I know you got this!! You’re a warrior bro! We are all in your corner!!”
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