The popular Filipino-American YouTuber and Instagram Influencer Wil Dasovich has been sick for a while and has been in and out of the hospital for a series of tests.
Wil Dasovich cancer
Wil Dasovich cited internal bleeding and weight loss as symptoms.
After undergoing a series of tests in US hospital, he finally revealed the medical diagnosis in his latest YouTube video. The 25 year-old Wil Dasovich has cancer.
The ex-Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemate did not specify what type of cancer he has but his fans are praying that his revelation is just a prank.
Some fans are wondering what kind of cancer he has. Some also say maybe he has colon cancer. But whatever disease/illness he has, many people pray for his fast recovery. And they are inspired by how positive Wil is in life.
Wil Dasovich published this statement on his “The Doctor Finally Told Me (BAD NEWS)” video:
After months of internal bleeding and frequent visits to the hospital, the mystery is finally over. The doctor called with the diagnosis on my condition. After hearing the news i could not help but reflect on everything that I have experienced in the last 25 years and how i got to this point in my life. The purpose of my vlogs as a whole are simply to provide a personal perspective and exemplify the way i have lived my life in a positive and meaningful way, focusing on how i have experienced as much as i could within the amount of time given. One of my most requested videos is about how i got to where I am today so i figured this was a good time to make that video. If there is one thing i want you to remember, it can be summarized by the following quote: “It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years that count.”
Wil Dasovich is sick
Prior to his most recent YouTube video, Wil already posted previous vlogs on his YouTube channel which hinted about his condition.
Back then, Wil did not have any idea about what kind of disease afflicted him.
In July of this year, he went to Hollywood, together with cosplay-model Alodia Gosiengfao, for an event. But during that time he also visited the hospital. The video is called “Kicked Out & Hospitalized in Hollywood (OUCH!)”.
In the comment section, he wrote: “No it was not constipation or LBM”.
Just a month after that, Wil published on Aug 5, 2017 a vlog entitled “I’M SICK (It’s Gotten Worse)”.
In the video description, he wrote:
“Back in San Francisco for the first time in over 3 years. I have been sick since the beginning of the year but things didn’t really intensify until recent months. With my condition getting complicated, it looks like i will be spending a lot more time than expected here back home. For the mean time i will be resting and trying to get better. Thanks for the support always fam!”
Wil said in the vlog that since February or March of this year, he has been “passing blood, like every single day”. The first doctor said it will go away over time.
But it did not, and “it started to get really painful”. A second doctor in the Philippines found that he was anemic, and that they found “a parasite” that he got from contaminated food or water. The doctor also said the parasite is eating away his large intestine or colon area.
The first doctor gave Wil probiotics. The second one gave him antibiotics. After two rounds of antibiotics, Wil’s internal bleeding continued “all the time”.
That’s when he decided to go to the US for further tests.
Wil’s symptoms, which is mainly internal bleeding, is one of the primary symptoms of colon cancer. In fact, some people call colon cancer as internal bleeding cancer.
Despite his being ill, Wil published other videos showing him having blood tests in the hospital. At the same time, he published bonding moments with his family and friends. Wil’s parents are Steve and Charry Dasovich and his sister Haley Dasovich, is also a popular YouTuber.
His close friend, Jako de Leon, and the #VlogSquad, spent time with him, as well as his other friends in San Francisco. Jako was in the US with Wil even before Wil was diagnosed with cancer.
When he learned about the sad news, Jako de Leon was devastated. He tweeted: “I’m a total mess right now but i think @Wil_Dasovich would want you guys to watch and share this video.” He then gave the link to the vlog where Wil revealed he has cancer.
That was Wil’s wish on the vlog. He said if there’s anything that would make him feel better, the simplest thing would be to like his video, leave a comment and share it. He said one of his dreams is still to hit a million subscribers.
To learn that Wil Dasovich has cancer is a blow to his hundreds of thousands of fans.
Wil’s YouTube channel has more than 583,000+ subscribers when the video about his cancer was published. The number has climbed to over 645,000 right now, with accumulated video views of 86+ million. His latest vlog about his having cancer has passed the 1 million mark in just one day.
With more than 400 uploaded videos, Wil’s YouTube is currently ranked top 18th in the Philippines as of this writing.
At Influence Asia 2017, Wil won as Breakout Influencer, Best YouTube Channel, and Influencer of the Year.
Wil is the nephew of broadcaster-journalist Karen Davila of ABS-CBN. He was born in California, USA, but came to the Philippines in 2013.
He started out as a commercial model and as a talent for both print and video advertisements.
A video of him and his father speaking “Bekinese” shot him to fame, when it went viral. Since then, Wil grew in popularity with every video he published on YouTube.
Staying positive despite being diagnosed with cancer
Despite Wil Dasovich being diagnosed with cancer, he has stayed positive about his predicament and imparted nuggets of wisdom to his subscribers.
Before revealing he has cancer, Wil said, “Ask yourself, are you satisfied with the way you’ve lived your life and have you maximized your experiences? My answer to that question is Yes. And that’s why I’m content with my condition and the hardships I face.”
He described his reaction when he learned he has cancer: “As tough as it was for me to take that in, that’s not gonna stop me from having fun and being myself and continuing to do what makes me happy.”
He said he will continue vlogging “as long as I am able to”. Wil said having an audience that listens to his ideas or hears him out is something for which he is grateful and describes it as “one of my main sources of happiness”.
Advising his audience about life in general, Wil said, “Experience as much as possible in the amount of time that you have…As you all age, you’ll eventually come to the realization that you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things that you did do.”
Wil quoted Abraham Lincoln when he said at the start of his viral video that “It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your year that counts”.
The popular vlogger may have been diagnosed with cancer, but it hasn’t broken his spirit. His latest tweet reflects his positive outlook: “Thank you everyone ❤️ fighter tayo! ??☺️”
What people say
Azura TV: Cancer is just a word. Laya mo yan, idol. Magpakatatag ka. Walang imposible sa mundo.
Brent Justine Cruz: Magco-collab pa kayo ni CongTV. :aban lang! POWER!
HAWAII 808: I know you are stronger than cancer. I’m looking forward to you kicking cancer’s butt. My hope for you is that you’ll be as well as you can possibly be. You are a source of inspiration to me even as you face this challenge. I Love You Wil. Praying for your fast recovery.
aileen0214: Be brave. Stay strong Will. As a nurse working in oncology/medsurg floor I deal with cancer patients all the time. Always stay fighting. May your spirit never break. You and your family are in my prayers and I hope my words will bring you some comfort. Thank you for sharing your life, especially something this personal. I’m out here rooting for you.
Archaic Raf: I was moved by this video. The best vlog that I’ve seen by yours – Speechless the whole time. Laban lang Wil. You can fight the cancer. Praying for your wellness.
hellio ringos: Can it be cured? How? I knew it will turn out to this the first time you told us that it cannot be diagnosed properly, don’t overdo yourself, take enough rest, I wanna know more about your condition, what type of cancer?