Kim Atienza says everything else in his life is bonus, what’s important is he is alive.
During his guest appearance on Magandang Buhay, It’s Showtime host and triathlete Kim Atienza shared how a stroke in 2010 led him to many realizations about things to value in life.
“’Yung stroke ko naman, hindi naman related sa stress ‘yun eh. Nadiskubre nila na mayroon pala akong butas sa puso. At ‘yung butas ko sa puso, wala pa lang sintomas, asymptomatic. ‘Nung na-stroke ako, na-blangko ang utak ko, ni hindi ako makapagsalita, hindi ako makasigaw at hindi ko alam kung nasaan ako,” he recalled.
Kuya Kim, as he is more popularly known, said that he still considers himself blessed. “’Nung 2010, ‘nung nagka-stroke ako, ‘yan ang panahon na naging physically born-again ako. At ‘nung sinara ‘yung butas sa puso ko, nag-recover ako, gumaling ako, that’s when I realized, sabi ko, ‘health is wealth.’
“Ang health, ‘yan ang kayamanan ng bawat tao and everything else, dahil healthy ako, dahil buhay ako, everything else is bonus,” he added, acknowledging his family and work in ABS-CBN.
“Bonus ‘yan kasi ang pinaka-importante, buhay ako at health ako,” Kuya Kim said.
He also admitted that that there used to be a time in his life when he was feeling pressured to enter politics as he came from a family of politicians.