By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
It was a lazy afternoon on a basketball court in Las Piñas when 22-year-old Giovanni Bualan decided to film one of his basketball pals playing basketball.
After recording his friend, he immediately uploaded it to his Youtube Channel, Banwall TV, and within hours racked up to a hundred thousand views.
It was no ordinary player that Bualan decided to film, it was a disabled but skillful basketball enthusiast, Titeng Wenceslao.
Wenceslao lost his right leg when he was 2-years-old in a road accident but the tragedy he suffered did not hinder his undying passion for the sport of basketball.
Inspired by the clip Bualan posted, basketball fan page Hoopjunkie then re-posted it on their Instagram account that gained more viewers.
Some of the big basketball names that saw the clip were University of the Philippines’ Juan Gomez de Liano, Far Eastern University’s RJ Abarrientos, and PBA veteran Marc Pingris.
“Kahapon magkasama kami, iyak siya nang iyak dahil sa dami ng blessings na dumadating. Tinawagan siya ni Marc Pingris at sinabi na pupuntahan siya dito para maghatid ng tulong. Tapos mamaya naman po, magmemeet kami nila Hoopjunkie para ibigay ‘yung mga donations na ipinadala sakanya,” said Bualan.
Furthermore, Bualan said that Hoopjunkie will be delivering the goods Juan GDL and Abarrientos will be giving to Wenceslao.
“Masaya lang ako para sa kanya kasi nabanggit niya sakin na kung tutuusin, pang-apat na buhay niya na to dahil sa mga aksidente, pero ito siya, buhay at nagba-basketball pa,” Bualan added.