Mario Dumaual under critical care after suffering from heart attack
The family of Mario Dumaual appealed to the public to include the ABS-CBN entertainment reporter in their prayers, as he suffered from a heart attack and is currently confined at a hospital.
Mario’s condition was disclosed to the public by his son Miguel through his Facebook page on Thursday, June 8.
“It’s been a difficult week, but we still have much to be grateful for. Papa suffered a heart attack last Monday and remains under critical care today, three days on,” Miguel said.
“But he can now at least tell us, during the few times he’s given his phone while isolated, that he misses and wishes to be with us. I’ve never treasured a message so much after what Papa went through and is still hurdling,” he added.
Miguel then spoke about how their family “have kept each other anchored” through these trying times, also crediting their relatives for being one of their sources of strength.
“Papa’s never once been confined in my 32 years, so this experience has been overwhelming,” he stated. “The constant stream of messages and well wishes for Papa—from his friends in the industry and countless others he’s worked with or briefly encountered, and even kind strangers—they have been a heartwarming reminder of how loved he is.”
“Sorry that I haven’t been able to reply right away to most of the messages; we’re hoping to share better, more encouraging news as Papa recovers,” he continued. “For now please keep him in your prayers. We claim that in the coming days we’ll have more to be grateful for, including having him back home.”
Netizens then extended their prayers and well-wishes for Mario via the comments section.
Fellow journalist Jing Castañeda also offered prayers for the fast recovery of Mario, whom she described as “one of [her] dearest and most supportive friends in the ABS-CBN newsroom.”
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