Walking Dead actor Erik Jensen has been diagnosed with final stage colorectal cancer, but it's not terminal. Prayers and financial aid can change his fate, along with Scott Gimple advocating his cause
Actor Erik Jensen and his family
The Walking Dead Universe-actor Erik Jenkens, who played the character of Dr. Steven Edwards on the show, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer, which has already metastasized to his liver. The 53-year-old actor’s family has opened a GoFundMe page to collect money to cover the medical expenses and basic sustenance.
On the GoFundMe page, his wife Jessica wrote, “After miraculously surviving a brain aneurysm just a year and a half ago, our beloved Eric Jensen was just diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer.” She praised her husband for being an amazing partner to her and a devoted father to their 13-year-old daughter Sadie, other than being a hardworking artist.
However, the worrying bit of the cancer has been its metastasis to Jensen’s liver. The only shred of light at the end of the tunnel is that he can make a recovery only if the doctors are able to shrink his tumors using medication and chemo, and then operate to remove them in two very major surgeries. However, before the Jensen family can arrive at that ominous bridge, there lies the issue of crossing a huge mountain of financial distress and insecurity.
Being freelance acting professionals, Erik and Jessica’s profession does not offer them consistent monetary security. Adding Jensen’s aneurysm, the double strikes, along with this carcinoma diagnosis is going to badly affect the family’s already precarious financial situation. Thus, they have resorted to seeking USD 300,000 on GoFundMe in order to cover Jensen’s treatment expenses as well as survive the year with minimal expenses.
The Walking Dead Universe’s Chief Content Officer, Scott Gimple took to Instagram and X, formerly Twitter, to spread word and share the GoFundMe page among fans who wish to aid their beloved actor in his hour of distress, “One of TWD’s own could use a little help. Erik Jensen, who played Dr. Steven Edwards in S5 was just diagnosed with cancer, and it’s a time of great uncertainty for him and his family. If you want to send something his way:”