Gilligan’s Island Star Daybreak Wells ‘Embarrassed’ however ‘Flattered’ After GoFundMe Raises $130Ok

January 26, 2021


Gilligan’s Island star Daybreak Wells was not conscious good pal Dugg Kirkpatrick had plans to launch a fundraiser with a aim of just about $200,000 to assist her repay medical payments.


“She didn’t know that I used to be setting it up,” Kirkpatrick completely tells PEOPLE of Wells, who’s finest identified for enjoying Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan’s Island. “She was very upset with me, in all probability nonetheless is a bit of upset with me as a result of she’s a bit of bit embarrassed. However being her dearest pal, I do know that that is the perfect factor. In the present day she appears to be extra on board with it as a result of she’s seeing all of the optimistic issues persons are saying.”


In keeping with the fundraiser description, Wells has been struggling to make ends meet for the reason that 2008 monetary disaster. She allegedly suffered “an surprising accident that required hospitalization for 2 months” and wishes the funds to “alleviate penalties by the IRS” and canopy her hospital prices.


As of Friday, the marketing campaign has raised practically $140,000 in simply 10 days.


“Daybreak is so flattered that her followers have come to her rescue — shocked and amazed, truly,” says Kirkpatrick. “She loves them and all the time has. She’s proved that over time. She’s even flown individuals to her ranch (the place she was working) in Idaho for film screening as a result of they couldn’t afford it. She’s been very beneficiant to many individuals for a few years.”


One donator mentioned, “Your portrayal of Mary Anne is heat part of so many individuals’s private lives. Now we are able to contribute and be part of yours. Thanks and get nicely.”


One other commented, “So completely satisfied to assist in your time of want. You people gave me loads of nice recollections rising up.”


Kirkpatrick instructed TMZ that Wells broke her knee this 12 months and was already recovering from a serious surgical procedure the place she suffered issues. She reportedly needs to be moved to a smaller assisted residing facility that caters particularly to individuals within the movie and TV trade, however she was denied because of her debt.


Kirkpatrick additionally instructed the outlet that Wells has no household to help her and has already misplaced her residence. He’s reportedly making an attempt to get her moved into the brand new facility in Glendale, California, someday this week.

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