“Kayang-kaya ni Lord baligtarin at baguhin ‘yan,” said Kata Inocencio. This was a cheerful claim from someone who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, secondary lymphoma.
A broadcast journalist, Kata joined ABS-CBN back in 1986. She served the network for a long time, being an anchor for TV Patrol and later on, a host of Bantay Bata 163 as she campaigned against child abuse. She later focused on spreading her faith as a a host of the The 700 Club Asia and Diyos at Bayan.
“I am responding well to the first chemo cycle because I have combined it with the natural-alternative treatments for the past year. It was working well for me, making me generally healthier, but it was a bit slow to arrest the cancer cell proliferation, so the need for chemo,” shared Kata.
Her next chemo cycle was set for August 1, making her immune-compromised for the time being. “Based on the latest CBC following the first chemo last July 4, the figures are now reversing. The chemo is working! And good news is I am responding well to it with no adverse side effects, thanks to the preparation through the natural treatments! I didn’t lose my hair too!”
Kata chose to be grateful for each win. “Thanks to the prayers of the saints and especially the Word of God which is true and permanent. Lab works change but God’s promises are a yes and amen! And that’s what I believe in!”
On September 17 at 7 pm, there will be a fundraising dinner for Kata at the UP Bahay ng Alumni. Entitled “Kata-kam Takam! Kanta, Kainan Kontra Kanser para kay KATA!”, this initiative is spearheaded by her friends from the UP Concert Chorus and UP College of Mass Communication. To those who wish to join and show support, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Kata expressed her gratitude to all who are helping her through her battle. “Hope to see you soon,” she said. “Til then…be blessed.”