Did Hollywood Turn Its Back On a Terminally-Ill Yvette Wilson?June 15th, 2012
Yvette Wilson is being remembered today – as news of the 48-year-old actress’ death continues to spread. The comedian’s loss to her battle against stage 4 cervical cancer comes just two-months after she went public with her illness. But Yvette Wilson didn’t reveal her fatal diagnosis to the world just for the sake of it – she was pleading for financial help.
The sum of just $25K could have saved Yvette’s life – or at least prolonged it. $25,000 is all Yvette needed to pay for medical costs and related expenses not covered by her insurance. What’s disturbing is GiveForward.com raised just $13,599 over about a two-month period. That’s just a little more than half of the money Yvette needed to fund her fight against cancer.
Here’s what Yvette Wilson supporters announced in hopes of landing donations:
“Yvette has experienced kidney failure, kidney transplants and cervical cancer, among other things. Her cancer has come back after an extended retreat, and doctors are saying it’s very aggressive this time out.
To get her the required treatment at the best doctors, and to to help cover travel and medical costs, 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!”
We will remember Yvette Wilson for the laughs she gave us. She left her eternal mark in Hollywood, but Hollywood did nothing for her in her last days! Hollywood’s celebrities seem to have endless amounts of money to waste on miscellaneous things. I’m sure most of those celebrities – leading lavish lifestyles – had full knowledge of Yvette Wilson’s situation.
The fact that the fundraiser didn’t even meet its very modest goal is proof they didn’t care. What’s worse? Not even the last surviving ‘Moesha’ cast member offered a terminally ill Yvette “Andell” Wilson a helping hand. Don’t believe me.. Ask Brandy Norwood.