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Bowie’s Fil-Am daughter-in-law survived cancer battle

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  • It turns out that
    David Bowie’s family
    has had other battles
    with cancer–one
    involving Bowie’s
    Filipino American
    daughter-in-law.
    F i l – A m
    photographer Rodene
    Ronquillo, who is
    married to Bowie’s
    (David Jones in real life)
    filmmaker son Duncan
    Hayward Jones (his
    mother was former
    wife Angie), had just
    recently survived a twoyear bout with cancer.
    Ronquillo and
    Jones married in 2012
    on the day she was
    diagnosed with breast
    cancer.
    She had beaten the
    disease two years ago,
    about six months before
    the iconic musician was
    diagnosed.
    Duncan Jones
    is getting major media attention
    after breaking his silence by
    sharing a letter from David Bowie’s
    physician. Duncan shared the
    letter through social media just
    days following his father’s death.
    The letter was written as a
    tribute to his father by Dr Mark
    Taubert – an NHS palliative care
    consultant from Cardiff, Wales.
    The palliative care doctor who
    attended Bowie, praises the singer
    for inspiring others coming to the
    end of their life.
    Duncan initially said on
    Twitter he’d be “offline for a while”
    when Bowie died a week ago after
    a battle with cancer, but ended his
    silence to share a Twitter link to
    Dr. Taubert’s note.
    We can’t imagine how hard
    it’s been on Duncan, losing his
    father, but it is not the first time,
    the BAFTA Award Winner, has had
    to deal with cancer.
    His own wife, Photographer
    Rodene Jones was diagnosed
    almost 4-years-ago.
    David Bowie (1947 – 2016)
    Rodene Ronquillo,
    who also goes as Rodene
    Jones, was married to
    Duncan on 6 November
    2012. The couple had
    gotten engaged earlier the
    same year.
    Rodene Ronquillo
    was diagnosed with breast
    cancer in 2012, at age
    31. Since her diagnose,
    the couple has been
    campaigning to raise
    awareness.
    According to
    Popsugar, it was Duncan
    who noticed a lump
    underneath her breast,
    Rodene not only learned
    she had triple-negative
    cancer, but she also tested
    positive for BRCA1; that
    gene greatly increases the
    likelihood of contracting
    breast and ovarian
    cancers.
    Rodene quickly began
    a grueling treatment process
    that would transform both her
    own life and the lives of those
    around her.
    Rodene Jones’ links:
    http://rodeneronquillo.wix.com/
    rodenephotography | https://twitter.
    com/rodeneronquillo •
    – Balitang America

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