'MMK' to retell story of cancer patient in viral video

Posted at 07/22/14 8:59 PM

MANILA - An upcoming episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (MMK) will feature the story behind a viral video of a cancer patient who got married to his girlfriend only hours before he died.


The July 26 episode will star Carlo Aquino as Hazzy, a 29-year-old diagnosed with advanced stage 4 liver cancer, and Kaye Abad as Leizl, Hazzy's girlfriend of four years.

The couple's wedding video went viral in June after Hazzy's brother, Hasset, uploaded it on YouTube.

According to Hasset, his brother was diagnosed with cancer in May. Hazzy, whose given name is Rowden, had planned to marry Leizl on July 8, 2014, which would have been his 30th birthday.

Upon the request of an ailing Hazzy, they instead held their wedding at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila last June 11. Ten hours later, Hazzy passed away.

He is survived by Leizl, their daughter Zakiah, mother Lorelei, and brothers Hassem and Hisham.