Star Crowdfund tops K150k
Canadian Press – September 22, 2020 / 2:16 p.m. | Story: 311318
Michael Hogan, a member of the cast of “Battlestar Galactica”, attended the 2008 prequel to the Science Fiction Channel in New York on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
The crowdfunding campaign to raise the medical expenses of “Battlestar Galactica” star Michael Hogan after suffering a “life-changing” brain injury has raised more than 000 150,000.
The GoFundeme page, set up on behalf of Hogan’s wife, said the Vancouver actor was unlikely to work again after an accident with his left side suffering from paralysis, memory loss, cognitive impairment and inability to swallow.
Susan Hogan wrote in a note that her husband, who played Colonel Sal Tie in the 2004 sci-fi series, fell and hit his head after attending a “Battlestar Galactica” conference in Vancouver in February.
She said Michael Hogan went to bed without realizing the effect had caused “massive brain bleeding” and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery as he did not wake up the next morning.
Musician Shari Ulrich, a friend of Hogan’s who runs GoFundMe, writes that the initial crowdfunding goal of the crowd of 150,000 will help cover his recovery costs, including long-term accommodation fees, mobility aids and physiotherapy.
“Battlestar Galactica” rallied fans in support of co-stars Mary McDonnell, Katie Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer GoFund, which grossed approximately 5,000 175,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.