Angel Aquino so proud to see daughter with hydrocephalus finish college

Angel Aquino is very proud of her daughter Thea Aquino Bernardez, who, despite her medical condition, graduated from college on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Thea is afflicted with hydrocephalus or water in the brain.

On Instagram, Angel posted photos from the memorable event and in the heartwarming caption addressed to Thea, she began with an apology.

Angel wrote (published as is), “I’m sorry if all those years, i did not fully trust that i’ll ever see this day..

“Your doctors said to be ready for the worst: speech, movement, comprehension are all challenged and may not even come; that you might stay in bed your whole life.

“Yet we kept on going, with no rush and no pressure- each day, each year, one school, one milestone at a time.

“Look where you took me today. We’ve gone miles from that bed, haven’t we?

“Thank you for being unlimited, undaunted, unafraid.

“Your indomitable spirit powered through, thea. That is your gift from God. Don’t ever lose it.”

The mother of two concluded her caption with a nod to both her daughters’ endurance and resolve.

With gratitude, Angel wrote, “Life is half fate and half you. Half blessings and half hard work. Grateful that my daughters are way better people than me”


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It was in 2016 when Angel first shared on the television show Magandang Buhay how she dealt with Thea’s congenital condition.

“Ako bilang mom yung bigat sa puso, sa damdamin, sa isip. Pero I can’t imagine what she went through,” she recalled.

“‘Yun nga, noong pinanganak ko siya na hydrocephalus, buti na lang medyo naka-work na ako noon so we were able to support the operation.

“Pero kasi nag-recur iyon when she was 10 years old so mas mahirap.

She advised, “You just have to keep your faith and you have to be strong para everyone around her is strong also.”



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