Valerie Harper is a sitcom legend and four-time Emmy winner, and now she desperately needs help paying for her cancer treatments.
Her husband of 32 years, Tony Cacciotti, launched a new GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her unrelenting medical costs.
Valerie, 79, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, which metastasized to her brain.
The page explains, “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.”
The message continued, “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.”
Harper sat down with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016, and opened up about how she was doing. The star said, “Oh, I’m feeling great,” and joked of her husband, “I have a Latin caregiver... and his name is Tony.”
Though she was not cancer-free, Valerie revealed, "I have a new pill that I’ve only been taking the last couple of years, but it's working.”
She added, “No, I’m not cured. I have it. I have it, but it is under control with these pills.”
Harper is most famous for her role on “Mary Tyler Moore” and as the titular star of the spin-off series “Rhoda.” She was nominated for a Tony in 2010 for playing Tallulah Bankhead in the play "Looped," and later competed on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Visit GoFundMe.com to donate.