Comedienne and star of popular sitcom ’90s show “Moesha” Yvette Wilson, is determined to survive the battle of her life. Wilson, who played “Andell Wilkerson” on the hit starring Brandy, has Stage 4 cervical cancer and is in dire need of funds in order to pay her mounting medical bills.
Wilson, who also co-starred in such memorable films such as “House Party 2,” “House Party 3,” and ”Friday,” is not only battling cancer but has also been plagued with kidney problems. Since Wilson’s kidneys are failing, she needs a kidney transplant as well.
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Now the 48-year-old actress needs your help.
Friend Jeffrey Pittle, a stage 4 cancer survivor himself, created a website for Wilson, so that folks can donate money that will not only help to cover her medical needs but also help with any transportation costs that are associated with her getting to various medical facilities.
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“Cancer Sucks” hopes to inspire any fans of the talented comedian to dig into their pockets to help her beat this devastating disease.
“We’re asking that you please donate to her medical fund – she’s brought so much laughter to so many people – it’s time we step up and support Yvette and let her feel some of that love she’s so used to giving, come back to her ten-fold!”
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Ironically, Wilson is the fifth tragedy that has occurred from the “Moesha” show whom many say is jinxed. Star Brandy Norwood struck and killed a woman with her vehicle. Merlin Santana, who played Moesha’s first boyfriend, “Ohaji,” was only 26 years young when he was shot dead in California as he sat in the passenger seat of a car. Comedian Bernie Mac, who had the recurring role of “Uncle Mitchell” and was Andell’s boyfriend, died in 2008 from complications of pneumonia. The ever-popular “Hakeem,” Moesha’s sidekick who was played by Lamont Bentley, was killed in a car crash more than 6 years ago.
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For more information about the Yvette Wilson “Cancer Sucks” drive, visit http://www.giveforward.com/supportyvettewilson. The fundraiser ends June 1, 2012.