UP booter Rogie Maglinas diagnosed with rare condition
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 04, 2015 06:47 PM
A rare form of cancer has rendered UP Men's Football team member Rogie Maglinas unable to see from his right eye
Early this year, SPORTS U featured the story of 19-year old Rogie Maglinas, who pursued his dream to play football in Manila. Rogie realized his dream and was able to get a football scholarship at the University of the Philippines, one of the country’s best collegiate football programs.
Now however, a serious illness is threatening to put Rogie’s football dreams on hold, as two tumors were discovered, one on the neck and one behind the nose that has already reached the brain.
Rogie was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the muscle and soft tissues.
The size of the tumor in Rogie’s sinus has left the young footballer blind in his right eye and rendered him unable to smell.
According to doctors, chemotherapy is what Rogie needs, and he responds positively, that’s when they can try to operate and remove the tumor. Unfortunately, they cannot start with the chemotherapy process yet because of complications with Rogie’s heart.
With only three semesters left, Rogie was well on his way to finishing his studies in UP, but his condition has turned into a new and bigger challenge.
If you would like to lend Rogie a helping hand, please do so and call the Lingkod Kapamilya hotline at 415-2277 loc. 5409.
via Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News
Former teammate Jinggoy Valmayor tweeted that Rogie is in need of Type A+ blood.
To those who are willing to donate blood please contact any of the UPMFT or UPWFT. Rogie needs an A+ blood. Thank you very much— Jinggoy Valmayor (@jinggoyvalmayor) November 8, 2015