Nora Aunor stars in celebrity doctor Willie Ong’s biopic, titled I Will: The Doc Willie Ong Story, which is coming to digital platforms on October 23.
The screen legend will play the role of a patient said to have inspired Doc Willie, as he is fondly called by his social media followers, to pursue his dreams of helping less-privileged people.
A three-minute sneak peek of the movie showing a scene of Nora and Hero Angeles, who plays the role of a young Willie, was shared on Doc Willie Ong’s Facebook page on Thursday.
In the comments section, the internist and cardiologist revealed how an encounter with a patient during his darkest days helped him hold on to his dreams.
“Noong depressed ako, may mahirap na pasyente nagsabi sa akin, ‘Gusto ko ikaw maging doktor ko habang buhay kahit mangutang pa ako,'” he shared.
He added, “Naantig ang puso ko kaya hindi na ako tumigil sa pagtulong ng libre. Grabe tiwala ng pasyente kahit medical clerk pa lang ako. Dyan ako humugot ng lakas. God bless.”
Willie, along with his doctor wife Liza Ong, are actively sharing health tips and other medical-related topics via Doc Willie Ong’s popular Facebook page (over 14 million followers) and YouTube channel (4.79 million subscribers).
I, Will: The Doc Willie Ong Story (2020), “an inspirational story about depression, trials and hope,” will be streaming for free on Doc Willie Ong’s Facebook and YouTube accounts on October 23. The film is directed by Ronnie Ricketts and written by Rod Marmol.