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MANILA, Philippines – Roger Gorayeb can't stop the things he loves.
Gorayeb is still recovering from multiple myeloma and was advised to lead a more relaxed lifestyle than before the illness.
But Gorayeb resisted the order to rest.
The 22-time NCAA master coach was on the sidelines of the season opener of PLDT Home against Sta. Lucia Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Center.
"I shouldn't be stressed, that's the only thing I should avoid, and PLDT actually wanted me to be just a consultant," said Gorayeb in Filipino after Fibr Hitters 26-24, 25-23, 29 -27 loss to brokers.
"But I really can't stand this role. It's like I'm here, but I really can't do anything."
Gorayeb started his fight with multiple myeloma in October 2019 and has been in chemotherapy ever since.
The first time the public received information about his recovery was in January when Gretchen Ho, his former player in Ateneo, shared a video of the volleyball coach, who went on his own and joined his former stations for a party ,
Gorayeb admitted, however, that he is still far from the once powerful person he was and that it is still impossible for him to open the bottle cap of a lemonade.
However, nothing can stop Gorayeb from returning to his old self.
"The doctors told me to avoid stress, but I've been driving since December," said Gorayeb. "I've been an active person all my life, but now they want me to just sit around. I don't think I can."
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