Nag-post sa fundraising website na Go Fund Me ang kapatid na babaeng actor na si Julio Diaz para maka-raise ng funds para gamitin sa brain surgery ng aktor.
Nabalitang nangangailangan ang pamilya ni Julio ng tulong dahil sa hindi magandang health condition ng aktor.
Heto ang pinost ng kapatid ni Julio na si Ana Marie Datuin tungkol sa kasalukuyang kondisyon ng aktor:
“My name is Ana Marie Datuin. I am the sister of Marnie Regaliza or better known in the Philippine movie industry as Julio Diaz.
“I am raising this money for Marnie or Julio to be used for immediate medical attention.
“Last night he was rushed to the hospital (April 8) after passing out due to severe headache.
“A CAT Scan showed the swelling of a vein that needs surgery within the next 24-48 hours.
“If the surgery is not performed, an aneurism is imminent which may lead to fatal damages.
“In his semi-retirement from the movie industry, Julio lives a simple lifestyle in a modest home he owns in the province of Bulacan. His only companion is his half sister Shirley, whom he helps out in raising her son.
“During the 80s through early 90, Julio has done several action and drama movies in the Philippines. If not involved in filming an indie project, his main and only source of livelihood these days is from rental of part of his house.
“Among Julio’s most popular movies are; ‘The Flor Contemplacion Story’ with the Philippine legendary actress Nora Aunor. He also played lead roles in 2 of Philippines’ renowned historical films ‘Bayani’ and ‘Sakay’, both of which are now frequently used as references for Philippine historical studies among high school and even college students.
“Said films were directed by Cannes Film Festival’s Palm D’Or Awardee Raymond Red.
“Julio also acted on stage plays, the most popular of which was “Tarantula”, where he shared the stage one-on-one with the late actor/director/stage thespian Mario O’Hara.
“Julio has a very small window of opportunity to get the surgery done to save his life.
“This surgery however needs a huge amount of money that Julio does not have right now.
“This is the reason why, I am stepping in on his behalf appealing to anyone who is being led by the Lord to give any amount they can to raise the money needed to get the surgery performed within the next few hours.
“Your kind generosity will be very much appreciated. May the Good Lord from His richness in heaven bless you abundantly for your kind and generous help for this cause. Thank you.”
Heto naman ang update sa kalagayan ni Julio sa ospital:
“Julio/Marnie, is now in recovery at the ICU of St. Luke’s Global City after a team of doctors led by DR. JOVENCIO R. CUANANG performed the endovascular treatment or what they call the “coiling procedure”.
“According to www.brainneurysm.com, ‘coiling’ is a medical procedure where ‘a catheter is inserted into a vessel over the hip and other catheters are navigated through the blood vessels to the vessels of the brain and into the aneurysm.
“Coils are then packed into the aneurysm up to the point where it arises from the blood vessel, preventing blood flow from entering the aneurysm.
“This was the 1st choice in the treatment plan. The second procedure of which was the surgery if the coiling didn’t work.
“Thank God for gifting these doctors with amazingly steady and crafty hands.
“Julio is now in ICU under observation. He will remain there for 1 week since his condition is still considered critical.
“Thank you all for your prayers. Please continue to pray for my brother’s complete and perfect healing. God bless.”
Marami ang nag-donate sa Go Fund Me ni Julio Diaz at nakakalikom na ng $10,275 mula sa 229 people para sa kanyang surgery. (RUEL J. MENDOZA)