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Pacquiao perks up US cancer patient


LAS VEGAS—Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao took time out from his hectic training schedule to visit an American teenager who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.

Eight division world champion Pacquiao spent 15 minutes with 18-year-old John Rocero and his parents Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden arena.

The meeting was arranged through the American Make-A-Wish Foundation which Pacquiao is more than willing to assist.

Pacquiao prayed with the family, including Rocero’s father, Roy, who was born in the Philippines. The family is from Stockton, California, about 800 kilometers  northwest of Las Vegas.

John, who will attend Saturday’s welterweight fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, presented the boxer a Pacquiao portrait painted by his sister.

John is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation after being diagnosed last year with the tumor.

Pacquiao has visited several young people through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    Ang paglilingkod sa kapwa ay hindi sa angking TALINO DI MULA SA PUSO”NAG ARAL NGA AT NAGTAPOS SA MATAAS NA UNIVERSIDAD GINAMIT NMAN SA PANGUNGURAKOT AT KABALASUBASAN ANG TALINO”KAY PACQUIOA NA AKO TOTOONG TAO”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Did he visit Gloria Arroyo at VMMC ?

    • regd

      Nope, only legitimate ones!

  • DennisApolinario

    That’s why he is so blessed. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    viva pacquiao! 



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