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Bimby Aquino Yap on his mom's health condition: 'Fighter si mama'

By Melanie Uson Published Jul 01, 2024 7:12 pm

Kris Aquino’s youngest son, Bimby opened up about his feelings, sharing  how he copes amid his mom’s battle against multiple autoimmune diseases. 

Bimby revealed in Ogie Diaz’s vlog that it took him years to accept his mom’s illness. 

“When we learned about mom’s illness [in] 2018, it took me a few years to really accept, like two years to accept, but after acceptance, you learn to surrender lang,” the 17-year-old said.  

While he also admitted that there are times he feels “rattled” whenever Kris feels weak, he acknowledges that he can only do much to help her. 

"Hindi ako Diyos, I can only do so much to alleviate her, to help her," he said. 

"Pero at the end of the day, I can't fully take it away 'di ba? Kasi tao lang ako, tao lang si mama," he continued, adding, “All I can do is love her, support her, [and] take care of her." 

Bimby also described her mom as a “fighter.” 

“Fighter kasi si mama e, fighter talaga, and all my titas really take the time to talk to me na, ‘Bimb, your mom’s a fighter, she’s got this.’” 

“There are those moments na parang naaawa ka nang sobra kay mama, but I know that kaya ‘to ni mama. Wala lang ‘to kay mama,” he added. 

Despite the challenges with her health condition, he shared that his mom always gives him and his elder brother, Josh an assurance that she will not succumb to the disease. 

“Ang sinasabi ni mama, ‘I will fight for you and your brother, kasi you two are my world; It might look like I’m getting weaker and weaker but no Bimb, I will always fight for you and your kuya,’” Bimby shared.

Apart from the emotional and mental support, Bimby said that he cooks for her every day. He also shared some of the moments with his mom that he treasures the most/ 

“[‘Yung kapag] laughing si mama; That’s the best thing that I hear every day, ‘yung laugh ni mama,” he said. 

He added, “The feeling I have when I’m with my mom is indescribable e. I really can’t explain how I love my mom; above words na ‘yan e.” 

Bimby also recounted a touching moment with her mom with his letter when he celebrated his 17th birthday on April 19.

"I wrote in the letter na, 'Mom, I know times are tough pero I'm so thankful na I had 17 years with the person I love the most. 'Di ba nga, other people, they only get to spend 10 years, five years, with the person they love the most. Eh, swerteng swerte na ako na 17 years with my world, my universe, 'di ba?,” Bimby recalled in his birthday letter.” 

“Whatever time God gives me and mama, blessing na ‘yun,” he added. 

Kris is battling five life-threatening autoimmune diseases and has been undergoing treatment at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles since June 2022.

In February, she revealed that because she has Churg Strauss, she now has cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes her heart muscles to have trouble pumping blood due to inflammation. 

In the same interview, she shared her plans to go back to the Philippines this year before Christmas. 

“May mga natamaan na blood vessels kaya kailangan ko pa magpalakas," she shared. 

"Hopefully sa last quarter ng taon bago mag-pasko, I'll be back in the Philippines. It just really depends sa pagdadaanan kong tests. Isa doon yung MRI with contrast dye," she added.