After suffering a massive stroke, stylist and makeup artist Fanny Serrano is now on life support, his good friend Sharon Cuneta said.
"HINDI KO NA KAYA. Tita Fanny is now on life support... meaning, without all the machines connected to him, he would no longer be able to breathe on his own," said the veteran actress-singer in an Instagram post on Wednesday, March 24.
"I do not know what to do with myself," continued Sharon. "TF, I promised you years ago that I would take care of you until the end... I think I have kept that promise. But THIS IS NOT the end I want for you... I know it is all God’s call and His decision, but I wish you weren’t in this situation. I truly have no words to say... There are just no words for how painful this is for me and the others who love you."
Sharon, who considers Fanny a mother figure, expressed her regret that she isn't able to visit him in the hospital.
"Bakit naman ni hindi tayo puede magkita ngayon pa? Puede mo ba ako hintayin na mayakap at mahalikan at ipaalala sayo gaano kita kamahal? Para na kitang Nanay... I love you so much... Bakit naman right after Rocky’s passing ikaw naman ang nasa peligro agad ngayon? Bakit ba yung mga pinakamahal ko o tumatak sa puso ko, kayo ang umiiwan sa akin in these past couple of years lang?"
"Rocky" refers to Rocky Gathercole, an international Filipino designer who was also known as a close friend of Sharon’s who passed away early this month due to stroke. He was 54.
In her post, Sharon added: "PAGOD NA PAGOD NA AKONG NAWAWALAN NG MAHAL SA BUHAY. Huwag muna po sana, Lord."
It was on March 16 when the music icon asked her fans for prayers as she shared the news that Fanny, for the second time, had suffered a massive stroke.
"It's a private thing supposedly but I can't... there's no way around it. I really would just like to ask for your prayers because Tita Fanny Serano had a massive stroke today," Sharon said at the time.
"He's being treated, he's conscious but please can I just ask you to pray for him? I'm sorry but... prayers work wonders talaga. So can you just please, please, pray for Tita Fanny?" she continued. "I love him so much. He's been like family to me for three decades. Please, please pray for him, his healing."
Fanny, whose real name is Felix Mariano Fausto Jr., first suffered a stroke in 2016. He was rushed to the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City and was confined for observation.
In a previous interview, Fanny said he considers his recovery from the stroke a "miracle."