Valerie Harper’s family is reaching out for help amid the actress’ cancer battle.
Harper’s husband Tony Cacciotti and her longtime friend Deanna created a GoFundMe page last Monday to help with the costs from her expensive cancer treatments.
Harper, who was best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. Since 2013, the iconic actress has been battling leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.
“Valerie has been grateful over the years for the medical breakthroughs along this difficult journey but insurance doesn’t cover everything,” the page reads.
“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.”
As of Thursday morning, the online campaign has raised over $48,000. Our hearts go out to you, Valerie Harper.