Dawn Wells, star of Gilligan & # 39; s Island, has had surgery on her knee
Gilligan's star, Dawn Wells, feels "humble and amazed" after big-hearted fans raised almost $ 110,000 to help fund her hospital costs after she fractured her knee in an accident.
As a result of the generosity of strangers, the 79-year-old man can now move to a retirement village in Los Angeles, California.
Her friend, stylist Dugg Kirkpatrick, started a fundraising page for GoFundMe after Wells suffered a banking collapse.  and lost everything, including the savings of his life. "
He played Mary Ann Summers in the hit CBS comedy Gilligan & # 39; s Island.
Kirkpatrick, who worked on Kiss the Girls and Torque, said Wells needed money to help pay the costs in connection with her ongoing recovery from a life-threatening surgery that nearly killed her.
& # 39; Dawn was the victim of an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months and a very long time to rest and heal [and] You need $ 194,000 to relieve the IRS penalties that are capitalized daily and to pay for your hospital costs. "
Dugg Kirkpatrick posted on the fundraising page: "Thank you all, I found an apartment for Dawn in a fabulous retirement village in Glendale Ca. Dawn is excited, humble and flattered Thank you, thank you, thank you for this new start & # 39;
In the photo, in good health in 2017, actress Dawn Wells fell on hard times & # 39; due to the bankruptcy of the bank & # 39;
He said that, as a result of raising more than $ 107,000 through his page, "I have found an apartment for Dawn in a fabulous retirement village in Glendale Ca. Dawn is excited, humble and flattered." Thank you, thank you, thank you [sic] for this new beginning. & # 39;
Wells thanked the fans profusely for coming to their aid, posting on Facebook: & # 39; Wow! I am surprised at the kindness and affection I received from the current outpouring of the GoFundMe page that is attracting so much attention and I want to address it.
"A dear friend of mine with a big heart was trying to help me with some common problems that we all understand and that some must face.
The successful Gilligan & # 39; s Island program was about seven men and women stranded on an unexplored island after a torrential storm
& # 39; Created that page with love and excitement as someone who protects your child & # 39;.
In regards to his serious financial situation, Wells said he still did not understand how this happened. I thought I was taking all the right steps to guarantee my golden years.
& # 39; Now here I am, without family, without husband, without children and without money.
"I am grateful that God has given me so many friends and admirers that they care, or it would all be too … overwhelming … I am grateful to any of my fans who are willing to offer support.
"However, I know that my point of view is positive and I hope to see everyone in my travels."
The actress was briefly married to Larry Rosen, a talent agent, in 1962.
The couple had no children and they divorced in 1967.
Fans have gathered to show their sympathy and support for the star, with a saying on Kirkpatrick's fundraising page: "Dawn, I enjoyed seeing you for years. I was in love with your sweet character, Mary Anne. I wish you a long and comfortable life. Thanks for all the memories. "
Actress Dawn Wells has been through a difficult time and is seeking financial help from her fans, according to a GoFundMe fundraising page created by a "friend" of the star. Seen here on Gilligan Island in 1965
Glory days: Dawn will appear in two television programs in 2018: See Ya and Kaplan & # 39; s Korner, according to IMDb. Seen here in 1967
There were also slightly more cheeky posts on his Facebook page, including a man who said: "I love you." Let's get married. We both remain good looking. It will be fun. I promise. "Another stated:" My first big crush. "Thank you for all the memorable and healthy humor.
But some have expressed their opposition to Kirkpatrick's appeal for donations, with a woman who publishes: "I'm sorry this is happening to you, but we all have this problem and we were not on television. It's just part of life … some of us are poor and we have only one income, I'm sorry, I can not donate. "
Tough times: according to the page, the comedian needs $ 194,000 to help her with her "hospital costs" after "breaking her knee that required hospitalization for two months." Seen here in September 2016
And a negative partner said: & # 39; I'm sorry, no sympathy here. I am tired of how good it is to raise funds because they are going through difficult times.
"We all go through difficult times, we treat it." My friend created a GoFundMe account to buy a disability van that allows me to take my disabled child to medical appointments, we received $ 700 [but] The money arrives for people who need attorney's fees, IRS payments, vacations. Outrageous!![sic]& # 39;
Dawn is ready to appear in two television shows in 2018: see Korner de Ya and Kaplan, according to IMDb.