Even before they overcame their previous problem, another blow met Kapamilya broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna, after he said that a large amount of money from their coffee shop-restaurant was stolen just a few weeks ago.
This is what he said in the episode of “Magandang Buhay” yesterday after the person whom they entrusted Ka Tunying’s Cafe robbed them.
“Isipin mo hirap na hirap kami. Alam mo ‘yung pagpapagamot sa katulad ni Zoey, sa kanyang kondisyon, mabigat ‘yon… [N]adiskubre namin two weeks o three weeks ago lamang na kami pala ay ninanakawan ng taong pinagkakatiwalaan namin dito sa kumpanya,” Anthony Taberna said.
“Eh sabi ko napakahirap naman ‘yung ganung sitwasyon at hindi maliit na halaga ‘yung kinuha sa kumpanya.”
A year ago, her daughter Zoey was diagnosed with leukemia, which recently caused her to lose her hair due to chemotherapy.
He said what happened was very painful especially since they worked hard to save money.
“Sabi ko nga, kung hindi namin mareremedyuhan ngayon ang nangyari, masakit man… baka ihanda natin ang sarili natin sa pagsasara ng kumpanya. Sobra kasing laki nu’ng nawala kaya napakahirap ng pangyayari ngayon,” he said.
“Sobrang sakit sa pakiramdam. Kaya ang sitwasyon namin ngayon ‘yung tao ay inihahanda namin ang kaso sa kanya.”
Anthony Taberna’s coffee shop robbed while daughter suffers leukemia
It will be recalled that in 2015, unknown assailants shot Ka Tunying’s coffee shop on Visayas Avenue, Quezon City, something that was previously linked to his work and air commentary.
In an interview with Kapuso Mo with Jessica Soho, Anthony Taberna said they thought their daughter had a bone disease.
After undergoing tests, it was determined that she had leukemia.
“Hindi niya po nalaman talaga agad na leukemia po yung karamdaman niya (She did not know right away that she was sick with leukemia),” Velasco said.
“We always say na bone marrow disease,” she added. “Pero ‘di po namin masabi yung c-word sa kanya, of course iyong leukemia, dahil she might get scared.”
Taberna said her daughter’s type of leukemia has a 90% chance of getting cured.