Aby Marano upbeat despite autoimmune disease diagnosis
MANILA, Philippines -- Aby Marano has been diagnosed with Psoriasis, a long-lasting autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.
The former national team skipper announced the news on her Twitter account yesterday.
K, I was diagnosed to have Psoriasis a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. Taray diba definition pa lang maharlika na. Gulat ako level up na yung skin ko pangyamanin yung sakit, lakas makapulubi sa mahal ng gamot. Hep, bawal maSTRESS ???? HAHA pic.twitter.com/VPE945CORM— Abigail P. Maraño (@Abymarano) February 20, 2019
Accompanying the tweet is a photo of Marano with visible red patches on her arms and legs.
"Gulat ako level up na yung skin ko pangyamanin yung sakit, lakas makapulubi sa mahal ng gamot," Marano wrote.
Fans were quick to show support for the volleyball star with tweets and messages.
Marano tweeted a thank you message to everyone who had reached out to her.
I’ve been receiving love from you guys who tweeted & DMed me about how you feel re my Psoriasis. I’m okay. I’m alright. Marami jan mas malala pa yung sakit kaya walang dahilan para di lumaban. I am still capable of doing what I love????so this sickness can’t put me down ♥? PADAYON!— Abigail P. Maraño (@Abymarano) February 21, 2019
"I'm okay. I'm alright," the tweet read.
"I am still capable of doing what I love, so this sickness can't put me down," Marano said.
The former DLSU Lady Spiker is currently seeing volleyball action for the F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga, she might also be suiting up for the national team later this year.