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SA tatlong bagong ambassadors ng Ultheraphy Philippines na sina Agoo Azcuna Bengzon, Rosanna Ocampo Rodriguez, at Trisha Duncan na nakasama ni Kris Aquino sa launching sa kanila sa Maybank Theater, sa graduating student-model na si Trisha napatutok nang husto ang atensiyon ng Queen of Online World and Social Media.
Sa report ng GMA News na nabasa namin kahapon, nalaman ni Kris na nagkasakit ng lupus si Trisha noong 2015 kaya ilang taon na rin itong iniinda. Pero kahit may karamdaman ay napakapositibo pa rin ng pananaw sa buhay ng dalaga, bagay na hinangaan nang husto ni Kris.
Ang lupus ay auto-immune illness na ang immune system mismo ng katawan ang umaatake sa sarili nitong tissues, organs, at good at bad cells.
Magtatapos si Trisha ng AB Philippine Studies in Mass Media sa De La Salle University ngayon taon.
Sa panayam ni Kris, ang sabi ni Trisha, “There are times when my joints are aching and I can’t open my hands. I can’t say it’s depression but I was really depressed because I lost my hair.”
May iba pang sakit ang dalaga, aplastic anemia na ang stem cells sa bone marrow ay hindi kayang mag-produce ng blood cells.
“Your positivity is really very inspiring,” sabi ni Kris sa dalaga. ”It’s not about vanity in your case and I think this is about empowerment. It’s taking back your life and saying that ‘No, life gave me this, life gave me these challenges but I’m going to rise above it’. I think you are the perfect example of that. For someone so young to have that kind of confidence.”
Kuwento ni Trisha, ang kanyang ina ang inspirasyon at sandalan niya.
“My mom is my inspiration. She is very hardworking. My mom has really been taking care of me. I owe it all to my family for being helpful to me.
“Right now, I want to graduate first, hopefully by June. And then right after, maybe I’ll work in corporations or I always wanted to be a flight attendant. I still don’t know, but if ever, I can settle for a job that won’t risk my health, or maybe write, because I have written articles for different publications before.”
Napahanga nang husto ni Trisha si Kris kaya inalok niya ang dalaga na magtrabaho sa kanyang company na Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions. Hindi na dadaan sa karaniwang proseso ng hiring si Trisha, tanggap na siya agad kung interesado siya sa alok ng entrepreneur.
“Just in case, Trisha you’re interested, my company KCAP, we’re expanding. Because right now you are my managing partner, the offer stands, I like you already, and you don’t have to go through that final interview.
“If you’re ever interested to join our team come June, maybe you’ll take a break, after that, maybe September. You’re very much welcomed to become a part of our family because I champion people who do not let setbacks get them down.”