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Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Hogan has GoFundMe set up in his honour following brain bleed


Michael Hogan has a GoFundMe page set up in his honour (Picture: Getty Images)

Michael Hogan had a GoFundMe set up in his honour following his brain bleed.

The 71-year-old was left with a life-changing injury in February this year when he fell and hit his head during a Battlestar Galactica convention.

He was hospitalised with significant brain damage and was left paralysed on his left side.

His neighbour has set up the donation page on behalf of his wife Susan Hogan with a goal of $150,000 (£117,000) for his care and recovery.

Susan sent an update via the page, reminiscing: ‘Just sitting at the coffee shop, where Michael and I would come every morning. We would sit at the same table every day. It came to be known as “our” table.

‘No one else would sit there. We would talk about our dreams, plans, places we wanted to travel to, things we wanted to do to the house …..’

He is now unable to walk (Picture: Sci-Fi Channel/Kobal/REX)

She continued: ‘People would often stop and say “what could you guys POSSIBLY have to talk about after all these years?” But we always did. We would be laughing our heads off about something, an audition gone bad? … and he has me in stitches, tears rolling down my face.’

Susan continued to say that they were ‘two halves of a whole’ but now her heart is aching’ looking at the empty chair.

On June 18, Michael – who appeared on Teen Wolf as a werewolf hunter – moved into a care centre in North Vancouver where his wife is only allowed limited visits due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the actor is still unable to stand and requires a feeding tube into his stomach.

 ‘He has regained his speech and is largely coherent and cognizant but there is a long long road ahead,’ the description stated.

Donations will go to a long term care facility, a customised wheelchair, a private physiotherapist, ongoing medication costs, foot care and more.
 
At the time of writing, almost $40,000 (£31,200) has been raised.  

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