19-year-old UST student who fought against cancer ‘to the max’ passes away
Maxine Blanco, the 19-year-old girl who was featured in a bittersweet viral Facebook post over the weekend, and who inspired netizens for her courageous fight against cancer, finally succumbed to the disease on Saturday.
Blanco’s boyfriend, fellow University of Santo Tomas student Gab Sta. Ana, announced the passing of his sweetheart in a Facebook post.
Max fought hard and I'm thankful for everything. No more pain, no more suffering. She might left us, but her spirit will always be here. I love you MaxineFEATURED STORIESNEWSINFO
“Max fought hard and I’m thankful for everything. No more pain, no more suffering. She [left us], but her spirit will always be here. I love you Maxine,” he wrote.
Sta. Ana had netizens inspired after he spoke about his six-year relationship with Blanco.
Their story instantly became a hit on social media, garnering more than 80,000 reactions and over 100 shares, as of writing.
I really want to share things with all of you guys!! *Every picture may story so please read it okay?* Sooo here it gooess ♥️♥️♥️♥️#LiveLifeToTheMAXADVERTISEMENT
Live Life To The MAX, a Facebook page dedicated to Blanco, also shared the news in a post.
3pm…the hour of the divine mercy.Maxine earned her angel wings and slowly going up in heaven. For sure all the other…
“3 pm…the hour of the divine mercy. Maxine earned her angel wings and slowly going up in heaven. For sure all the other angels are thrilled in welcoming her,” stated the page Live Life to the MAX. “No more pain Baby Girl. We love you very much Maxine.”
Blanco would have turned 20 years old next week. JB
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