Friday, November 30, 2007


Transcript: Probe

eto nalanG munA.. wala pa yung video eh.. loko-loko kasi youtube eh.. to follow nlng.. super thank u ysiad!!!


Kuya Robert: Sa gitna ng nakaririnding katahimikan, gumagawa ng ingay ang isang dalagang tinamaan ng kakaibang sakit. Tunghayan ang kanyang istorya sa A Probe.

Paralisado ang kaliwang bahagi ng katawan. Hindi maigalaw ang kanang bahagi ng mukha.
Hindi makangiti, hirap lumunok, kahit lumuha. Malabo ang paningin, hindi na makarinig.

Ganito ang nilalabanang sakit ni Kathrina Yarza, isang graphic artist. Meron siyang Neurofibromatosis Type 2, o NF2 na sanhi ng kanyang mga tumors sa utak at spinal cord.
Namamana daw ang sakit na NF2. Sa tatay ni Kcat nakita ang NF2 gene, pero sa kanya tumubo ang sakit.

Unti unting lumabas ang mga sintomas ng NF2, habang tumatanda si Kcat. Nung una iba iba
ang naging basa ng mga doktor sa kanyang sakit. Walong taon ang lumipas bago ito natukoy.

Kcat: Laging sumasakit ulo ko, tapos ayun nga, tapos nahihilo ako, nagdo-double vision ako. Dati nung jino-joke lang ako ng mommy ko na bingi nga daw ako. Tatawagin niya ako, Kathrina, tapos hindi ko maririnig. Tapos nalaman namin, eh talaga palang nabibingi na ko. Meron na pala kong mga brain tumors, brain tumors, tatlo na ang brain tumors ko, na malalaki.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Feeling Famous

tacK (11/28/2007 12:11:16 AM): ano nga name nung dentist na nameet ntin?
madge (11/28/2007 12:11:48 AM): naku di nya nabigay yata waitmadge (11/28/2007 12:14:24 AM): Dr. Becille Roldan
tacK (11/28/2007 12:16:09 AM): pano nya ba sinabi na napanood nya ko?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Root Yourself in Success" posters 61 Strategies

i got this from my blogger friend ida.. nice! nice! nice! share ko lang din.. thanks ida for letting me post this here too..

"Root Yourself in Success" posters 61 Strategies(unknown author)
The poster depicts the simplicity and enveloping beauty of the tree. It´s root system indicates the process of personal growth and the inner strength which develops as a result. Success begins with one strategy, one decision. The detail of the poster contains the following Strategies, each followed by a sentence or two, summarizing Mary's 61 Strategies for Developing Success.

1. Observe yourself!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Questions for Kcat

Here is the copy of the questionnaire that was given to me by Kuya Robert during his interview with me yesterday.. watch me in Probe Team ah.. ang kulit! Sabi ko sakin nalang kasi po-post ko dito sa blog ko.. :) Then I'll comment on it.. Though di naman 'to masyadong nagamit.. Guide questions nalang siya.. watch nalang kayo on wednesday.. hehe!

Here it is:

1. Please tell us basic info about yourself. How old are you? Where did you go to school? What are your interest?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

News Central

Super thank you to ysiad for recording this.. my bestest closest longest friend..

here's the video..

also transcribed by ysiad.. thanks! *mwah*

TJ Manotoc: Here's the story of a girl whose extraordinary love for life is helping her battle a rare disease and inspiring everyone around her. Anne Yosuico has more.

Anne Yosuico: Kathrina Yarza is 25* years old. Because of brain tumors, she can't walk, can't feel her face, can't swallow, can't see well, and can't hear. Despite everything she cannot do, Kcat could be one of the most hopeful and humorous people ever to be affected with Neurofibromatosis Type 2.

Kcat: Hindi porket may sakit ako eh wala na, corny na ko, ganyan.. Hindi naman hihinto ang world para sa yo, di ba.. ikaw ang makiki-jive.. ganun lang..

Anne Yosuico: Kcat's also a business woman. She started a graphics design business with a friend using her design skills, an old desktop, and only her right hand. She hopes to raise 1.5
million pesos so she can get an implant that will help her hear again.

Kcat: My life must go on.. eh may sakit nga ko pero ang dami ko pa din nagagawa, gagawin ko yun..

Anne Yosuico: One of kcat's doctor, Charlotte Chiong is one of the country's top neuro othologist. She says the surgery Kcat will go through has only been done 10 times** before in the country. And for Kcat it would be unique and quite expensive.

Dr. Chiong: We've seen probably more than 200 tumors like this but in those cases it only involves one ___***. So we've probably seen tumor involvement of both sides in about 10 patients and this is what she has. On top of that she also has tumors in her spine and that's basically the reason why she has had problems with mobility.

Kcat: Talagang hindi ako nakatulog. Hinihintay ko magising mommy ko tapos sinabi ko sa kanya. Saka pa lang ako natulog kasi talagang excited na ko na may masabihan na ready na kong makarinig.

Anne Yosuico: Kcat is buoyed by the love and support of family and friends but even her parents are amazed by Kcat's fighting spirit. Her mom Marge**** is also sick with Lupus as well.

Ate Madge: When I feel weak, siya yung iniisip ko na, siya yung, bakit siya hindi nakakarinig. Bakit siya di nakakagalaw yung kalahating katawan niya pero tuloy pa din ang buhay sa kanya. Sa 'kin lagi kong iniisip, ako rin kaya ko kasi ako nakakalakad ako. Kumbaga, Lupus lang yung sakit ko, siya mas matindi. Kaya kung kaya niya mas kaya ko pa rin. Yung strength ko talaga sa kanya ko kinukuha lahat.

Anne Yosuico: Her dad, Egay, is a funny guy who keeps them all entertained but he actually broke down during the interview. A first since Kcat was diagnosed on August of 2004. He feels like all their hardships are a test their family has passed with flying colors.

Kuya Egay: ..Para hindi mawala yung faith ko.. Nakita ko yung the goodness in people. Yung tulong na dumating na.. you don't expect it from certain people na magkukusa (mag)bibigay. Support, na kung ano man, encouragement.. Actually napahiya ako before, I used to judge people dun lang sa itsura eh. and then suddenly hindi mo sila napapansin, hindi kinikibo, inii-snob. Sila mismo kusa nago-offer ng tulong sa'yo.

Kcat: Kasi talagang alam ko naman na, posible talaga lahat lahat.

Anne Yosuico: Kathrina Yarza's inspiring journey is a reminder. Life only gives us challenges, we CAN handle. Reporting for News Central, Anne Yosuico, ABS-CBN News.

TJ Manotoc: You too can help Kathrina Yarza hear again. Check out these shirts we were given. Thanks to Kcat and her whole family who are watching.

Ria Tanjuatco-Trillo: They costs only 300 pesos each and you can get a hold of one and make a difference in Kcat's life by visiting

Monday, November 19, 2007


yung tendon ba 'to? basta ang saya! kani-kanina lang.. i just imagined na kaya kong pagalawin.. tapos gumalaw nga.. though i always do that.. pero galing! unexpected yung pag galaw nya tapos inulit-ulit ko kasi baka tsamba lang and baka makalimutan ko.. haha! kaaliw! not 100% pero at least diba? ang saya!

woohoo! thanks to my therapists at POC especially ria

Saturday, November 17, 2007


me and my fam was interviewed by an abs-cbn reporter (anne yosuico) yesterday which will be aired on news central on studio23 on monday night.. wow diba? ;P she was a friend of my cousin (taj) pala.. kasi i asked my friends and relatives to keep on forwarding the email i sent regarding my fund raising, the hEAR shirts and my mom's solicitation letter.. eh syempre my blogs and my other sites are linked to it.. syempre she read about my so-called drama in life and presented in to her boss.. ayun! instant celebrity! joke. ;P

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Dear Everyone:
I am writing in behalf of my 24-year old daughter Maria Kathrina Yarza (Kcat).Three years have past after Kcat was diagnosed with NeurofibromatosisType 2 (NF2) a very rare genetic disease. Neurofibromatosis Type II) is an inherited disease. The main manifestation of the disease is the development of symmetric, non-malignant brain tumours in the region of the cranial nerve VIII, which is the auditory-vestibular nerve that transmits sensory information from the inner ear to the brain. Most people with this condition also experience problems in their eyes. NF II is caused by mutations of the "Merlin" gene which probably influences the form and movement of cells. The principal treatments consist of neurosurgical removal of the tumors and surgical treatment of the eye lesions. There is no therapy for the underlying disorder of cell function caused by the genetic mutation.

Kcat had undergone multiple surgeries related to her NF2.

MIRACLES do happen

woohoo! I'm so happy.. happy.. happy.. woohoo! i'm gonna hear! woohoo! everything is going well... it started when i accidentally searched about ABI on the internet.. that's already a MIRACLE! then another MIRACLE i've recieved was when i had good results in my hearing tests.. it's not so positive but negative either.. it shows that my auditory nerve is still responding..then we consider dr. brackman is really a God sent.. my mom was just inquiring about the PABI and he offered to give his medical opinion regarding my MRIs Free of charge!

Monday, November 5, 2007


since i can't post a bulletin a comment on friendster (i dunno why?), i'll just post it here instead:



here's the copy of the letter/essay(?) i attached inside the plastic of every shirts i'm selling.. togother with the thank you note.. :)

I have NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 2 (NF2). I have brain tumors. I was normal until my disease got into me. Now, my left extremities are weak, I can’t move my left arm and hand, my left foot won’t move and my left leg is weak. I can’t walk. My right face is numb and my facial muscles won’t move. I can’t swallow well, I have a blurry vision, I can’t smile and most of all, I’M DEAF.
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