Kris wants Josh to undergo stem cell therapy

Kris Aquino will try anything   -- even  the new stem cell therapy technology in Singapore to help eldest son Josh cope with his  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) condition.

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"Meron akong mga friends na yung mga anak nila underwent stem cell therapy. And yung condition nila is just like Josh's and they're special children. Sobrang laki kasi yung naging improvement," Kris said on "KrisTV" on Tuesday, April 23.

Physical exam

Kris said Josh will have a physical exam on April 24 to check if he is fit to undergo stem cell therapy.

"Hindi mo naman matatanggi sa akin na anything to improve my son kasi ngayon na-achieve namin yung physical improvement. Kasi di ba naka-lose nga siya ng 120 pounds? So ngayon we have the means naman, bakit hindi ko susubukan kung makakatulong ito for him to become more verbal, yung cognitive skills lalong ma-improve?"

She added, "Meron raw sa Singapore na kinukuha rin sa nanay, yung stem cell. Manggagaling raw sa fat ng nanay. Kasi yung fat ng nanay ang highly-concentrated ang stem cell. So kukunin either sa tiyan or hita ng nanay then itatransfer sa anak."

ABS-CBN  announced that Kris will take a leave from work in  June to attend to her sons' needs, including bringing Josh abroad "to advance his developmental progress."

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Adult Josh

"Iyan ita-try nating lahat kasi it's so hard to believe that this June 4, Josh is turning 18. May adult na akong anak. Ita-try natin ito. Part of the reason why I'm taking a leave is because I want Josh to have these opportunities for medical improvement, lalo na andun na siya sa magandang timbang, magandang health, magandang behavior. So, ita-try namin ito para tuloy-tuloy ang progress ng anak ko," she said.

Like a typical mother, Kris is working hard for her sons, Josh and six-year-old Bimby.

"Inisip ko na kapag wala na ako sa mundo, before I die, ayaw ko maisip na 'Bakit hindi ko nagawa iyon para sa anak ko? So lahat ng pwedeng gawin, gagawin namin," she said.

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Kris Aquino in “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw”.
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