Jam Sebastian opens up about cancer battle


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Jam Sebastian opens up about cancer battle
Jam's mother Maricar says she continues to pray for a miracle

STAYING STRONG. Jam Sebastian spoke about his battle with cancer. Photo from Instagram/@jamich     MANILA, Philippines – Jam Sebastian, one-half of the popular YouTube tandem Jamich, has opened up about his journey fighting cancer.  

In an interview with Karen Davila on 3-in-1, Jam, although weak and tired, talked about his difficulty battling stage 4 lung cancer.


Minsan nararamdaman ko ang bigat-bigat kaya kinakausap ko sila,” Jam said of his family.

(Sometimes I feel my condition is really heavy, so I would talk to [family].)

Eto nagpapakita po sa akin. May mga symbols na po… kunyari nakakakita na ako ng cross.”

(There are already symbols that would show up…For example, I would see a cross.)

Jam also shared that there would be times that when someone touches him, he would get hurt easily.

Maricar Sebastian, Jam’s mother, said that she continues to pray for a miracle for him.

Sana mauna ako sa mga anak ko kasi kung isa ang mawala hindi ko kakayanin. Ngayon iba na ang dasal ko eh. Ngayon kung magmimilagro si Lord sana ngayon na,” she said.

(I hope I would go first before my children because if one of them died before me, I don’t think I can handle it. Now my prayer is different. If God were to grant a miracle, I’m hoping it would be now. 

On Sunday, February 8, Jam’s brother Yexel Sebastian shared on Facebook that Jam had another visitor – It’s Showtime host Jhong Hilario.


Jam also thanked Jhong for his visit.


Maraming salamat sa pagbisita Sample King/ Idol@jhonghilario anime pa buhok ko. Hehe! Nangako ako sayo! Tutuparin ko yun! God bless you Kuya!” the caption read.

(Thank you for the visit, Sample King/idol @jhonghilario. My hair looks like an anime character’s. I made a promise to you and I will fulfill it.)

Aside from Jhong, comedian Vice Ganda has also visited Jam, telling him to be strong.

In an early interview, Jam’s mother Maricar and brother Yexel said that Jam send them a text message to consider mercy killing because he was already having difficulty with his battle. 

Mich Liggayu, Jam’s fiancee, said that she tried to calm herself when she saw the text message. She said that she just told Jam to continue praying. (READ: Jamich: A love story for keeps)

The couple rose to fame on YouTube through their channel ‘Jamich’ – a combination of Jam’s name and Paolinne’s second name, Michelle.

The videos feature Jam and Mich in different scenarios, telling different types of love stories. They first posted them just for friends, but soon gained a passionate following.

Fans are also hoping that the engaged couple’s wedding will still push through despite Jam’s condition. The two got engaged last year after Mich’s romantic proposal.

News of Jam’s lung cancer was reported last March 2014. – Rappler.com

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