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Wil Dasovich Is Now Cancer-Free!

After six months of well-documented battle with stage 3 colon cancer, 26-year-old vlogger and celebrity Wil Dasovich is finally cancer-free.  

 

 

Alive and well. #TheComeback starts now! ????????????

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In a YouTube video uploaded on his channel last February 2 (US Time), "Life Determined by a Phone Call (Emotional)," Wil chronicled the moment he received the phone call which revelead the results of the pathology analysis that would determine the presence of the remaining cancer cells in his body, or if his body has completely gotten rid of the disease.

 

 

“This is a good outcome because all the lymph nodes were negative. The read would be there’d be no need for any further treatment. At this point, you will be just under surveillance," the medical officer told him. Wil broke down in tears upon hearing it, along with his mother Charry Dasovich and sister/co-vlogger Haley Dasovich.

Wil first shared the news about his illness last August 23, 2017 through a YouTube video, earning thousands of messages of encouragement and support from fans, celebrities, and vloggers from different parts of the globe. The said video also showed his milestones as an awarded online content creator, notable commercial model, and occasional actor before his diagnosis.

 

 

Wil first fell on the audience’s radar in 2013, when he vlogged about his Southeast Asian travels after his college graduation from California Polytechnic State Univeristy in San Luis Obispo. His globetrotting adventures, as documented on his YouTube vlogs, gained him an international audience. 

Having Filipino blood from his maternal side, Wil eventually decided to be based in Manila, Philippines, wherein his vlogs started focusing on the Filipino culture. He then worked as a commercial  model for huge brands and had some stints for a number of reality programs and TV shows.

Wil gained mainstream popularity when he became part of the 13th season of Pinoy Big Brother in 2016, becoming a part of "Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7."  

Since his diagnosis in August 2017, Wil has been very transparent about his struggles, sharing to his YouTube subscribers his chemotherapy sessions and hospitalization. A natural optimist, Wil has continued to share his adventures, and has even taken a role in the  film Siargao, despite his illness. Wil has 1,071,805 YouTube subscribers as of this writing. 

 

 

Now that he's officially cancer-free, Wil has shared his gratitude to all who helped and supported him along the way, especially to rumored girlfriend Alodia Gosiengfiao whom he describes as “my rock”. Assumptions about their relationship started after the vlogger/cosplayer flew to the US in September 2017 to show her support for him.

 

 

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“The experience caused me to have a  very unique and humbling perspective on life that has left me with gratefulness and the appreciation for the smallest of things," Wil said. "I'm excited for the comeback, to be able to come back to the Philippines and see everyone. It's gonna be an emotional thing, but I've been waiting for this moment for the last six months.”

Wil is currently nominated for the”Vlogger of the Year” category in the 10th Annual Shorty Awards, which will be held on April 15 in New York City.

 

 

I GOT NOMINATED FOR THE SHORTYS! We took home some big awards last year but nothing comes close to being as big as this one. For those who aren't familiar, the Shorty Awards 'Shortys' are like the Oscars of social media held in New York every year to recognize the industry’s best content creators (Youtubers, Instagramers, snapchaters, etc). Some previous notable winners include Taylor Swift, Casey Neistat, DJ Khaled, etc. Just being nominated and paired with the some of the world's top creators is already a W! Give your boi a vote and let’s bag this award! Thanks to all the homies back in the motherland who have been plugging i see you! itaas na ang bandila!#VloggerOfTheYear {You can vote everyday till feb 22} ?????? http://shortyawards.com/10th/wil_dasovich

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Photos from Wil Dasovich