Liza Diño gave an update about John Regala in an Instagram post yesterday, July 30.
The former action star made headlines when he asked for help from a food delivery driver a few days ago. He then went on to ABS-CBN's TeleRadyo and told Julius Babao that he is suffering from liver cirrhosis and is in need of help.
Actors Chuckie Dreyfus and Nadia Montenegro, celebrity journalist Aster Amoyo, as well as Film Development Council of the Philippines head Liza Diño have stepped in, not only to provide assistance but to encourage other members of the industry to pitch in.
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On Instagram, Liza wrote, "I am happy to share that Kuya John is okay. He requires medical assistance, and Doc Poch, our ever-reliable doctor from Volunteer Corps PH was there to give him a check-up and assess his medical condition."
She continued, "Arrangements were made to address his immediate needs, which includes regular visits by the doctor to provide him with IV fluids to keep him hydrated and nourished since his liver problem makes him lose his appetite. There was an outpour of support coming from fellow actors in the industry to make sure he is well taken care of. Being a witness to all these, I can't help but say to myself, 'there's hope.'"
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Chuckie said that John will begin treatments this July 31.
He wrote, "He has been vomiting all solid food and has not eaten anything for 2 weeks already. He will undergo pain management and hydration via IV starting (July 31.) John also needs to have his blood, liver function, and creatinine levels tested first before anything else can be administered to him apart from IV. We ask for your continued prayers of healing and restoration."
Chuckie opened a crowdfunding page for John, which you can find here.
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