Fundraiser Set Up For Ted From Scrubs After He Was Diagnosed With Cancer
There are so many memorable characters from the hit TV show Scrubs. Why wouldn't there by after nine seasons and a whopping 182 episodes?
One of those characters was Ted Buckland, Sacred Heart's lawyer, who's played by Sam Lloyd.
He walked around the hospital like a dark rain cloud, always worried and always picked on by Dr Kelso. While he provided some light-hearted comedy for the show, the actor's real life has taken a dark turn.
Sadly, the 55-year-old has been diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour.
Not only that, but the diagnosis has come just after he and his wife Vanessa welcomed their first child.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the actor pay for medical bills, the treatment and childcare.
The fundraising site explains how Sam's life went from Cloud 9 to thunder clouds.
"Midway through January, Sam began to experience headaches and he had lost 10 pounds. He figured the headaches were caused by the lack of sleep that came along with his new role as Daddy, and the weight loss seemed like it could easily be the byproduct of a busy schedule - Sam had spent the better part of 2018 going back and forth to Vermont to care for his ailing mother, Marianna.
"On Thursday, January 17th, as his headaches grew stronger, Sam decided to go to the doctor. The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan. The scan revealed a mass on Sam's brain.
"Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumour was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn't remove it.
"By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.
"In the face of this devastating news, Sam and Vanessa have been incredibly strong and positive. Humour and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam's life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead.
"Just hours after being diagnosed, Sam was cheering on his beloved New England Patriots in his hospital room. When the nurse asked him to 'Cheer quieter," Sam politely nodded. When the nurse left the room, Sam turned to Vanessa and his friends and said, "What are they gonna do? Kill me?"
His fundraising page has already received more than $40,000 (£30,000) and needs another $60,000 (£46,000) to cover everything.
Many people have donated what they can, knowing that it'll go towards a guy who has entertained them for years.
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