Here's the Reason Why John Regala's Friends Stopped Crowdfunding for His Liver Cirrhosis Treatment

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Here's the Reason Why John Regala's Friends Stopped Crowdfunding for His Liver Cirrhosis Treatment


A few weeks ago, news broke out that veteran actor John Regala was seen walking around in the streets of Manila. He was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and due to lack of funds, had no dialysis for months. According to Medical News Today, liver cirrhosis occurs when healthy liver cells are replaced with scar tissue, blocking the blood flow through the liver. Excessive drinking, fatty liver disease, hepatitis B and C infections, and genetic diseases are some of the causes. Early detection can help prevent life-threatening complications that it will bring, including edema which is the buildup of fluid in the legs, swollen veins in the esophagus and stomach, high toxins in blood, and liver cancer, among others.

Upon hearing the news about the 55-year-old actor, celebrity friends showed no hesitation to help him out. Chuckie Dreyfus, Nadia Montenegro, and Aster Amoyo even putt up a crowdfunding page for people to chip in, but recent events have led three of his friends to share the difficulties they faced in taking care of John.

"I did my best! We all did! But as of this minute I am turning over everything and anything regarding my brother John Regala to nanay Aster A. Amoyo," says Nadia Montenegro in her Facebook post. Despite this post, she asked everyone to "please continue to pray for him. …

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