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Erik Jensen, 53, has been identified with stage 4 colorectal most cancers and his household has expressed issues about how he’s going to pay for the mandatory remedy. The Strolling Lifeless star’s spouse, Jessica Clean, and different family members introduced his prognosis on a GoFundMe web page made to assist pay for the remedy and different bills. The monetary purpose is ready to $300,000 they usually revealed they’re optimistic about his well being journey however are involved he might lose his SAG-AFTRA medical insurance amid the continuing strike.

“The family has gotten health insurance through SAG (and occasionally WGA) for the past 23 years. Due to the strikes, the nonexistence of streaming residuals, and the fact that Erik may be recovering from major surgery during the earnings period to qualify for SAG insurance, they are facing a serious risk of losing their insurance,” a press release on the web page reads.

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Erik and his spouse Jessica at an occasion. (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

Along with funds for the remedy, Erik’s household is hoping donations will assist them preserve their house and “maintain some sort of stability” for his daughter Sadie, 13, throughout the troublesome time. “As many of you know, Erik is a deeply devoted father to 13-year-old Sadie, who’s the light of his life; an incredible husband to Jessica, his partner in art and life for the last 23 years; and a profoundly hardworking, generous artist who has spent decades committed to creating work in service of healing, justice, and making the world a better place,” the household wrote.

“He is one of the most hardworking, loving, truthful and devoted people we know,” they continued. “He needs to help his daughter grow up. He needs to stick around for the beautiful community he and Jess have built. And he has a lot more art to make in the world. The cancer has metastasized to his liver, but Erik is young and strong (cutting a film during chemo, working full-time as a director and writer throughout) and his doctors have a shot at shrinking the tumors enough to do two very major surgeries and get them all out.”

‘He’s extremely resilient and robust; Erik is a survivor,” they additional shared. “We know he can make it through this, come out the other side, and continue to make great work and support his community for years to come. But Erik and his family are in for the fight of their lives, and they need your support.”

Earlier than Erik’s newest well being wrestle, he survived a mind aneurysm final yr. He was house when it occurred and by chance recovered after getting assist. Simply 4 weeks later, he was again on stage for a efficiency.