Rowden, Hasset, Hisham Go, gone too soon

Pangcoga Brothers Rowden, Hasset, Hisham Go Liver Cancer Story

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Mother lost all children to cancer, her response is unbelievable

No parent should bury a child, but for it to happen to all your children is surreal. Lorelei Go Pangcoga of Misamis Occidental lost all her sons. They were talented, good kids stricken with liver cirrhosis. Why would a good God allow this to happen to good people? Did God not hear their prayers?

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Real-life Drama

Millions of Filipinos followed their story in KMJS. It featured the eldest son, marrying his girlfriend as he lay dying. The wedding of Rowden and Liezel viewed more than 15 million times. Their story featured Magpakailanman in 2016.

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Rowden and Leizel getting married in the hospital, 2014.

Losing Rowden

Lorelei first lost her eldest son Rowden on June 11, 2014. He was 29 years old, blessed with an adorable 2-year-old daughter. A month before, he was diagnosed with stage 4 liver. His dying wish was to marry his one true love. Weak and bedridden, Leizel and Rowden were married at the hospital. He passed away less than 10-hours later after he said his marriage vows.

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Losing Hasset

It was a bittersweet scene that you’d hope would end, but death continued to haunt the family. Next to go was the would-be celebrity chef, Hasset. He had a TV stint on the same network years earlier. He had a promising career that ended with the same fate. He died on October 24, 2015, a few months after Rowden.

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Losing Hisham

Diagnosed with cancer at an early stage, Lorelei’s youngest son Hisham or “Moi” went on a strict regimen to avert the disease, but cancer made it through his liver. He was flown to Guangzhou China, for cryosurgery. The procedure was promising, but his cancer quickly went from Stage 1 to 4.

A mother’s amazing response: Even on his dying breath, Moi remained strong and claimed God would heal him completely, but God did not intervene. Despite the many prayers, it was not God’s will. Like the Biblical Job, who lost all his children, Lorelei survived by being thankful for everything. Immediately after learning Moi’s fate, she said, “We praise you, we glorify you, God, thank you for this wonderful day… we have a great God, and we trust in Him.”

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Rowden, Hasset, Hisham, gone to soon, like that of the Neville kids, Daniel, Harry, and Milly.

What we can learn from Lorelei

Life on earth is but a vapor (James 4:13-17), and although Rowden, Hisham, and Hasset are gone, Christ has prepared a better place (Revelation 21:4). Lorelei chose to dwell on God’s goodness and beautiful memories with her “borrowed boys.”. Her tragedy reminds us that life on earth is temporary. What matters most is what awaits us, that which is eternal.

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