MANILA -- Miguel de Leon, the son of celebrity couple Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong, has been diagnosed with cancer.
In her official Instagram account, Andolong confirmed that Miguel is now battling testicular cancer. But the "Home Sweetie Home" star is hopeful that it can still be cured with chemotherapy.
"He had his first chemo early this evening. He is still slightly sedated often which makes it hard to for us to find the right timing to show him that we are beside him and to talk to him. But on the second day of our visit, he was a little lucid and the minute he heard my voice he reached for my hand to squeeze and I saw the most beautiful smile I've ever seen in him," Andolong recalled.
"When it was my husband's turn he was just so overwhelmed to see his tatay who kept kissing him and broke into tears with no sound but with so much relief and love not only on his part but ours as well," she said.
Andolong then extended her appreciation to their family and friends for their support during what she described as "the greatest challenge" they have to face as parents.
"This recent adversity our family had to face made our faith in our good and merciful GOD extremely stronger, our love for each other immensely deeper," Andolong wrote in the caption.
She also said they "wholeheartedly accepted God's test, hard as it may be, and placed our full and complete trust in Him!"
"Our faith never wavered or waned. Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ," Andolong said.
Based on Andolong's posts, they are in San Francisco, although De Leon flew back to Manila. The veteran actor is part of Book 2 of the hit primetime series "Ikaw Lamang" with Kim Chiu and Coco Martin.