Parokya ni Edgar’s Gab Chee Kee needing help with hospital bills due to health issues
Chito Miranda, frontman of the popular band Parokya ni Edgar has posted a lengthy Instagram post regarding the status of one of his bandmates, Gab Chee Kee, and his current plight and financial problems arising from hospital bills.
Here’s what he wrote on his Instagram account:
Nag-decide kami na i-update na kayo regarding Gab’s situation.
Gab needs to undergo treatment, and won’t be able to play until he makes a full recovery.
Gab is the heart of the band, and it doesn’t feel like Parokya kung wala sya.
Bestfriend ko si Gab mula 1st year highschool, and sya lang yung palagi kong ka-jamming bago pa naming ma-isipan mag-buo ng banda…at kahit nung naging Parokya na kami, si Gab pa rin yung sinusundan ko whenever we perform live. Gitara yung sinasabayan ko tuwing gig, sa kanya ko kinukuha yung tono, at sa kanya ko din tinatanong kung nasa tono ba ako o wala.✌🏼😅
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.❤️
Yun yung reason kung bakit ayoko tumugtog with Parokya kung wala sya.
Gabriel was diagnosed with lymphoma late last year, and has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past few months.
Despite his situation, he was relatively doing ok, and thought it would be best not to let everyone know what he was going through, because he didn’t want anyone worrying about him.
So he continued playing with Parokya.
But soon after, he was advised by his doctor not to play gigs muna para makapag-pahinga.
I asked my bandmates na kung pwede, wag nalang din muna kami tumugtog habang wala si Gab.
Pero kina-usap kami ni Gab and asked us to continue playing, because he doesn’t want us to stop playing just because we’re waiting for him to get better.
So we did.
We owe it to Gab, and more importantly, to everyone na patuloy na sumusuporta sa Parokya, to continue playing.
Unfortunately, due to complications brought about by his condition, he is now battling pneumonia and was recently transferred sa ICU and has been intubated for more than a week already.
He was financially prepared naman for the chemotherapy…but now, his family needs help with the overwhelming hospital bills.
Initially, ayaw pa rin sana ni Gab ipaalam sa lahat kasi ayaw nya talaga makaabala sa iba…but because of the situation, his partner, Kha, and his brother, Raoul, convinced Gab to allow us to inform everyone, because it would be easier for everyone to ask for assistance if the people who loved him knew what was really going on.
Here’s the original post:
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Personally bumped into Gab a few times during conventions and such and he seems like a nice guy and people love him so I wish him a speedy recovery. And if you’ve got the dime and the heart, please feel free to help the brother out too.