Anthony Taberna shares cancer-stricken daughter’s hair starting to grow back


Broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna recently gave an update on his 12-year-old daughter Zoey’s battle with leukemia.

In an Instagram post, Anthony or “Ka Tunying” shared family photos, sharing that his eldest child’s hair has started growing back again. 

“Walang bonnet. Walang hair extension. Walang wig. Ito na ang totoong buhok ni Zoey. Medyo mabagal tumubo pero magandang umpisa ng Bagong Taon,” wrote Ka Tunying in the caption. 

He continued to cheer for his daughter, who admitted that having her hair chopped off at the start of her chemotherapy sessions last year, made her  “insecure and sad all the time.”

“Go go go Zoey!!! Wag ka na malulungkot ulit sa buhok mo ha? We are Familia Taberna and we’re #TeamStrong!” said the broadcaster. 

Anthony first revealed his daughter’s battle with leukemia last December, a year after Zoey’s diagnosis in 2019.

He admitted to being in tears whenever he would see a video of Zoey’s head getting shaved, but is proud of her display of courage amid her fight with cancer.


Anthony Taberna’s daughter Zoey shares battle with leukemia

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