It was such a surprise that a healthy looking Master Rapper – Francis “Kiko” Magalona was diagnosed to have cancer of the blood (leukemia). Up to this date he’s still fighting the disease (or in his term dis-ease, coz literally you’re not at ease) via chemotherapy. Good thing we won’t miss him for a while because of the recent airing of his new commercial for Nescafe.
I did the 3-7 treatment, or “Induction”, for a total of 7 days. 3 days of Idarubicin (a bottle for 1 hour) and Cytarabin (a 250 ml bottle for 23 hours. And 7 days of Cytarabin at 24 hours a bottle. What does one do when you have chemo through your Port-a-Cath, (chest), blood transfusions of rbc & platelets on our right wrist, and pneumonia antibiotics on our left wrist. Read a book, listen to music, watch tv, dvds, and pray, pray, pray.
Francis need lots of prayer support from his family, friends and fans. In God’s will, we know you can win this fight Francis. Just keep the faith. We’ll be here praying for your full recovery. By the way, I’ve heard he and some of his fans are actually preparing a website about this life challenging event to serve as an inspiration to those who are in the same situation.
For more updates on Francis, visit his website at http://www.magalona.com
UPDATES: 06 Mar 2009
Francis M. battle with his sickness has finally came to an end. He passed away this noon at the Medical City in Mandaluyong. He’s now with the presence of our Creator at the age of 44.
Your songs will remain always with us. Thank you for the music Kiko. May you rest in peace Master Rapper. Condolence to the bereaved of Mr. Francis Magalona.