“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 aneurysm is imminent which may lead to fatal damages,” she said.
If not involved in filming an indie project, Datuin said her brother’s main and only source of livelihood comes from leasing out a part of his house.
“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,” Datuin said.
In an update posted on Sunday, Datuin said her brother has already been confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig.
“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,” she said.
Datuin also asked everyone to say a prayer that the first procedure will be successful.