In a Go Fund Me post, Ana Marie Datuin, sister of actor Julio Diaz, is asking for help to finance her brother’s brain surgery.
According to Ana Marie, Julio passed out last April 8 and was rushed to the hospital. A CAT scan of the actor’s brain revealed he needs immediate surgery because of a swelling of a vein.
Julio (whose name is Marnie Regaliza in real life) is in semi-retirement from the showbiz industry and is living a simple life in Bulacan with another sister named Shirley.
On behalf of her brother, Ana Marie appealed to those with a kind heart to donate and help Julio.
In an update today, Ana Marie posted that the actor has already been admitted at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Taguig.
“Here's some good news. Julio has been admitted at St. Luke's hospital in Global City. According to Dr. Cuanang the plan is to perform by 1 p.m. Manila time (1pm EST), an angiogram and possible clamping. If this procedure does not work, then they will proceed with the surgery. We ask for your prayers that the 1st procedure will be successful. Thank you all,” her post said.
Julio was a popular actor in the 80s-90s, having done several action and drama films. He was lauded for his roles in the movies “Bayani” and “Sakay.”
To give a donation visit Julio’s Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/8jy83x38