Erik Jensen, 53, has been identified with stage 4 colorectal most cancers and his household has expressed considerations about how he’s going to pay for the mandatory therapy. The Strolling Useless star’s spouse, Jessica Clean, and different family members introduced his analysis on a GoFundMe page made to assist pay for the therapy and different bills. The monetary objective is ready to $300,000 and so they revealed they’re optimistic about his well being journey however are involved he might lose his SAG-AFTRA medical insurance amid the continued strike.
“The household has gotten medical insurance via SAG (and infrequently WGA) for the previous 23 years. Because of the strikes, the nonexistence of streaming residuals, and the truth that Erik could also be recovering from main surgical procedure in the course of the earnings interval to qualify for SAG insurance coverage, they’re going through a severe danger of dropping their insurance coverage,” a press release on the web page reads.
Along with funds for the therapy, Erik’s household is hoping donations will assist them hold their dwelling and “preserve some form of stability” for his daughter Sadie, 13, in the course of the tough time. “As lots of , Erik is a deeply devoted father to 13-year-old Sadie, who’s the sunshine of his life; an unbelievable husband to Jessica, his accomplice in artwork and life for the final 23 years; and a profoundly hardworking, beneficiant artist who has spent a long time dedicated to creating work in service of therapeutic, justice, and making the world a greater place,” the household wrote.
“He is among the most hardworking, loving, truthful and devoted folks we all know,” they continued. “He wants to assist his daughter develop up. He wants to stay round for the gorgeous neighborhood he and Jess have constructed. And he has much more artwork to make on this planet. The most cancers has metastasized to his liver, however Erik is younger and robust (slicing a movie throughout chemo, working full-time as a director and author all through) and his medical doctors have a shot at shrinking the tumors sufficient to do two very main surgical procedures and get all of them out.”
‘He’s extremely resilient and robust; Erik is a survivor,” they additional shared. “We all know he could make it via this, come out the opposite aspect, and proceed to make nice work and help his neighborhood for years to come back. However Erik and his household are in for the combat of their lives, and so they want your help.”
Earlier than Erik’s newest well being battle, he survived a mind aneurysm final yr. He was dwelling when it occurred and fortunately recovered after getting assist. Simply 4 weeks later, he was again on stage for a efficiency.