Travel blogger and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Wil Dasovich revealed on Thursday, August 24, that he has been diagnosed with cancer. He made his announcement in an 11-minute video.
In his video, he states, "I think everyone wants to live a long life. I would like to live a long life. But what's more important to me is how I live my life."
At the end of the video, Wil made this request to his viewers: "The simplest thing you can do is I guess like this video, leave a comment, and share it. If you've never shared one of my videos, I guess you can watch this one. Just knowing that there's an audience who watch my content, it makes me feel like the happiest person on Earth."
Shortly after his video went viral, Wil thanked everyone on Twitter.
Thank you everyone fighter tayo!— Wil Dasovich (@Wil_Dasovich) August 24, 2017
He also posted a new video to update people about his treatment.
Wil writes in the video's description: "We know it's cancer but the next steps are to figure out how developed it is and what stage it is at. Another day at UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) with the fambam getting the PET scan, CT scan MRI, etc. Thank you to everyone who shared my video and subcribed. It's the smallest things like that which can make me so happy and take away my thoughts from the illness. These last couple days have been great and I am loving all the support and positive responses. We got this fam!"
Wil's friends and fans responded to his request by starting the #1mforwil campaign on social media. They are hoping to get Wil one million YouTube subscribers. Here are some of the celebrities and bloggers who have expressed their support for Wil.
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) August 24, 2017
— Saab (@saabmagalona) August 24, 2017
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) August 25, 2017
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) August 24, 2017
— janinavela (@janinavela) August 24, 2017
Heard about the news, i cant watch the video muna, I CANT. IM SCARED. @Wil_Dasovich— Michelle Dy (@michelle_dy) August 24, 2017
— Alex Wassabi (@AlexWassabi) August 24, 2017
— Kryz (@kryzzzie) August 24, 2017
— Patricia (@patriciaprieto) August 24, 2017
I'm scared to watch @Wil_Dasovich's new video. What happened to him??— David Guison (@davidguison) August 24, 2017
You made me cry @Wil_Dasovich Praying for you!!! Have faith! Stay strong Wil :(— Vina Guerrero (@guerrerovina) August 24, 2017