Valerie Harper’s husband launches GoFundMe account to help with cancer-related expenses
Back in 2013, television icon Valerie Harper was given as little as three months to live.
But thankfully, the woman who played Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda and Valerie Hogan on Valerie is still with us.
But we have discovered that as she approaches her 80th birthday, she needs our help.
A GoFundMe page states:
In 2009, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and in March 2013, revealed she was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis — a condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain, known as the meninges. Valerie has defied all odds and continued working and enjoying each day years beyond what doctors had expected. Her husband, Tony Cacciotti, has been by her side giving her support and hope every step of the way.
Valerie has been grateful over the years for the medical breakthroughs along this difficult journey but insurance doesn’t cover everything. There are unrelenting medical costs on a continuous basis. Valerie is currently taking a multitude of medications and chemotherapy drugs as well as going through extreme physical and painful challenges now with around the clock, 24/7 care immediately needed which is not covered by insurance. This is just part of the daily cost that is without a doubt a financial burden that could never be met alone. This GoFundMe initiative from Tony, is to ensure she receives the best care possible.
I checked the page yesterday and it had just over $6,000 raised. Today, it’s jumped to more than $18,000.
Here is a LINK.