NCAA, UAAP communities send Jerrick Balanza well-wishes
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 06, 2018 12:26 PM
Prayers up for Jerrick Balanza in these trying times.
Just like a tight-knit family, members of the Philippine basketball community sent their earnest prayers and sincerest well-wishes to stricken Letran Knight Jerrick Balanza, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Messages poured through social media immediately after Letran requested Balanza to be pulled out of NCAA Season 94 due to his ailment.
Though adversaries on the court, NCAA players tweeted well-wishes for the veteran.
Prayers for Jerrick Balanza 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Javee Mocon (@RealJaveeMocon) September 5, 2018
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/mdFk0y3LfS— 𝒥𝒶𝓎𝒸𝑒𝑒 𝑀𝒶𝓇𝒸𝑒𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑜 #3 (@JcMarcelino6) September 5, 2018
Balanza's current and past teammates from Letran also expressed their sentiments towards Balanza's speedy recovery.
Even former Letran coach Louie Alas, who had not handled Balanza, sent out his best wishes for the former Squire.
Get well Jerick Balanza,Prayers up!— Louie Alas (@CoachLouieAlas) September 5, 2018
Now UP Fighting Maroon and former Perpetual Altas Mythical 5 member Bright Akhuetie also wished the best of luck for Balanza.
I've always loved this kid "I'd love to have him as a team mate" I say that each time I watch him play.. God will see u through bro @Iamjerrick07 stay strong.. #PrayersForJerrick https://t.co/AzgCeP0FKF— Bright Osagie Akhuetie (@bright_bigtinzz) September 6, 2018
Akhuetie's UP teammate Gelo Vito also sent a heartfelt message.
Balanza needs Php 500,000 for his brain surgery, and those who are interested in helping the father of two may donate in this account:
Branch: BDO Intramuros
Account Name: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Inc.
Account Number: 4500003129