She Battled The Fiercest Cancer and Won with God as Her Surgeon

by Anne Tiangco, Senior Writer/Edit0r

RINA Salvador-Lero of Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga was hit with triple-E cancer, said to be the worst type of cancer, because it spreads rapidly and has the highest chances of recurrence.

Two years ago, Rina was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer. She said that the timing was bad because she learned of the sad news when she was well within arm’s reach of her “dream job,” a high-paying managerial position in a popular supermarket chain. One of the perks of the job was a guaranteed scholarship to a top university for her youngest son.

Scared that her condition would turn worse, Rina underwent mastectomy but because her lymph nodes showed no signs of cancer cells, she was advised not to undergo chemotherapy anymore.

Her former oncologist advised Rina to “hide” in her medical records that she underwent mastectomy saying that it might jeopardize her chances of landing her dream job if her employer finds out that she has cancer. Strange as it may seem, Rina heeded her oncologist’s advice.

Determinado kasi akong makuha ang posisyon na supermarket manager dahil sa scholarship para sa anak ko. Pero malaking pagkakamali din na itinago ko ang medical condition ko sa employer ko,” Rina said.

January of this year, Rina’s “secret” caught up with her.

Ang sakit-sakit ng buong katawan ko at hindi ako makabangon. Umiiyak ako sa sakit. But I keep [sic] on declaring that God will be the one to heal me. I was praying for healing but I was also praying for God to lead me to the right doctor,” Rina said.

One evening, while watching The 700 Club Asia and while suffering from agonizing pain, she was stunned when host Peter Kairuz delivered a healing prayer:

Sabi ni Sir Peter sa prayer, there’s someone here who’s been bedridden for a week because of pain all over her body. And then, He prayed for complete healing. I claimed it right away and in a matter of minutes the pain was gone,” Rina said.

The pain, however, recurred with much more intensity and she went to see her doctor again last January 28, 2013.

Pagka-check up sa akin, ipinatawag na agad ng doctor ang pamilya ko. Sabi ko naman, sabihin sa akin kahit ano pa man ang resulta para ako ang magsasabi sa pamilya ko,” Rina adds.

It turned out that her cancer progressed to Stage 4 and it was no ordinary cancer but the triple E variety. She had chemotherapy every three weeks and it was P15,000 to P20,000 per session, she revealed.

It was also another of God’s miracle that kahit wala na akong trabaho at that time, dumadating ang provision ni Lord para sa chemotherapy ko,” she said.

Rina’s oncologist said she needs to undergo 18 chemotherapy sessions but her faith dictated her to say otherwise.

Sabi ko sa doctor ko, tigil na ako sa 7th dahil kung si Lord nga nagpahinga on the 7th day, ako din magpapahinga na sa pampitong chemo,” Rina said, her faith showing through.

Her doctor just laughed it off.

Rina said that before and after her chemo sessions, she would be on the phone with the CBN Asia Prayer Counselors to ask for prayers.

Rina recalled that one night in March 2013, she was already asleep when God woke her up and whispered that she needed to turn on the TV and watch The 700 Club Asia.

I wrote it down and it was 11:45 in the evening, malapit ng matapos ang show and inabot ko na nagdadasal si Ms. Coney Reyes at si Sir Peter. Si Ms. Coney was praying for children with cancer and biglang sumingit si Sir Peter and he said, ‘You turned on the tv just now and this is a confirmation that God has healed you from Stage 3 or Stage 4 cancer,‘” Rina recalled.

She broke down and claimed the complete healing from the Lord.

After her 6th chemo session, Rina asked her oncologist to do a second CT scan. Her doctor felt it was a waste of time and was insistent for Rina to complete the 18 sessions. Rina stood her ground and had a 2nd CT scan.

Last September 2013, Friday the 13th, Rina’s doctor asked her to go to his clinic for the result of the 2nd CT scan.

Healed from cancer: Rina Salvador-Lero with The 700 Club Asia host, Peter M. Kairuz

Healed from cancer: Rina Salvador-Lero with The 700 Club Asia host, Peter M. Kairuz

Before going to her doctor, Rina prayed: “Lord huwag mo akong ipapahiya sa doctor ko, I want to prove to him na ikaw ang totoong nagpagaling sa akin!

Rina described her doctor as teary-eyed when he saw the result of the 2nd CT scan and said: “I am declaring that this is God’s miracle!

Rina has been declared free of cancer and is now happily doing hospital ministry, sharing her testimony of how God healed her and praying for those who are sick and are terminally ill.

Hindi pa tapos si Lord sa akin. Marami pa akong blessings na tinatanggap. He is the one who gives me strength and joy,” says Rina as she continued to praise God.

Rina paid a visit to the CBN Asia offices recently to thank the hardworking and faithful staff of the Prayer Center who, she said were her best friends during that scary time in her life.

Ang 700 Club at Prayer Center ang ginamit ng Diyos para tulungan ako sa pakikipaglaban sa kanser. At ngayong pinagaling na ako ni Lord, gusto kong i-share naman sa iba ang healing na ipinagkakaloob ng ating Panginoon magtiwala lamang tayo,” she boldly declared.

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  • Elrose R. Castro

    Magandang araw po sa inyo .. Ang nanay ko po ay may Stage 4 cancer at tinanggap na niya po ang Panginoon .. Alam ko po na pinapagaling na ng Diyos ang nanay ko pero po sana isama niyo siya sa Panalangin .. Ang pangalan niya po ay Maria Rose Rampola Castro.. Kapag marami po ang nananalangin alam ko po na mas powerful iyon at lalong ibibigay ni Lord .. Godbess Po ..
    Wala din po kasi kaming maraming pera para maipagamot siya ng tuloy-tuloy po .. Ipinapaubaya nalang namin lahat sa Diyos ..Salamat po ..

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