Xian Lim took to social media to share that his grandmother continues to battle breast cancer at 87.
In an Instagram post, the 32-year-old actor said knowing his grandmother had to endure battling cancer for the past two years has been particularly tough for him.
Xian made the post as his grandmother marked her 87th birthday.
“The past two years were tough for @mommymaryanne and I. Lolo's daily visit to the doctor and finding out Lola has breast cancer. It's devastating. It sucks,” Xian wrote in the caption of his post.
Xian went on to say that like other people who go through trials in life, he couldn’t help but question why he had to go through it.
“When bad things happen, the initial question is why me. Why us. Where is everyone? You notice that people just move on with their lives. Life goes on. No matter how heavy, no matter how hard,” he said.
Then again, Xian said he has nothing but gratitude for having been given the strength to go through it all.
“All we can do is be grateful for the gift of life, for the gift of friendship. For the gift that the Man up above gave us strength to be a blessing to other people,” he said.
Xian continued by telling his fans to “be an inspiration” to others and continue to “radiate positivity.”
“At the end of the day, love everyone around you. Be a blessing. Be an inspiration. Radiate positivity. That's what mama Leoni does every single day. She wakes up with a big smile on her face. Kudos to Mom for dedicating her life to lola, lolo, and I,” he said.
Xian is full of hope now that his grandmother is “doing better” and back to doing the things she loves doing — even if they sometimes tell her to slow down.
“Lola is doing better now. She's strong. She's back to cleaning the pool. I don't know why, it makes her happy daw. Lolo is back to climbing the roof and walking to the palengke. I try to stop him pero, nakakatakas at matigas ulo katulad ko,” he said.