Isinugod sa ospital ang magaling na aktor na si Julio Diaz noong Biyernes, April 8, matapos na mawalan ng malay dahil sa sobrang sakit ng ulo. Lumalabas sa isinagawang CT Scan na kailangang maoperahan agad sa utak ang aktor matapos makita ang pamamaga ng isang ugat dito.
Humihingi naman pinansiyal na tulong ang kapatid ni Julio na si Ana Marie Datuin para maisagawa ang operasyon sa aktor sa pamamagitan ng www.gofundme.com.
Aniya sa nasabing website: “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 shool 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.”
Sa ngayon, umabot na sa $8,017 ang nalikom na donasyon para sa operasyon ni Julio.
Sa update din ni Ana Marie sa nasabing website, na-admit na si Julio sa St. Luke’s Medical Center sa Bonificio Global City sa The Fort, Taguig City.
Aniya, “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.”
By Parazzi Boy