‘Home Alone’ actor Ken Hudson Campbell has started a GoFundMe asking fans for help with the huge bills he is facing for cancer surgery.
The 61-year-old star, who played Santa in the festive favourite alongside Macaulay Culkin, is pleading with people to give him help this Christmas with cash as he has to pay for a 10-hour surgery he is set to undergo on Thursday (07.12.23) to remove a cancerous tumour.
The GoFundMe statement says: “Surgeons plan to reconstruct a new jaw for Ken from this leg bone, install it, and treat him with radiation.
“He will have a 6-month recovery period and Chemo may be needed afterwards as well.
“In January of 2022, following the COVID-19 pandemic, Ken lost the SAG-AFTRA health insurance that he had used for his whole career. Since then he has switched to Kaiser, and has great faith in his new team.
“Regardless, he’s looking at a week in the hospital, dealing with a feeding tube, skin grafts, and a Tracheotomy, and we are looking at further recovery possibilities like nursing homes.
“Even though physical therapy and speech therapy are covered, we are anticipating huge out-of-pocket costs for caregivers/skilled nursing, insurance premiums, medical equipment, transportation, dental implants, dentures and who knows what else.
“Ken Campbell is a family man. A loving father of two children with an admirable lust for life, and a passion for acting, writing, and sports.
“It is possible that this procedure will affect his ability to work as an actor in the future.
“We are asking for your help so that Kenny can use the time ahead to return to health, and spend more time with family and friends.
“Every prayer, positive thought, dollar, or gesture of support means the world to our family.”
So far, the actor has reached $62,000 of his $100,000 going towards his future health expenses and expected six-month-long recovery period.
Ken’s surgery involves the removal of a large portion of his jawbone removed in order to get to the cancerous tumour.
Along with starring in ‘Home Alone’, Ken has also acted in ‘Armageddon’, ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Down Periscope’.
Post source: Female First