Actor Sam Lloyd, known for playing Ted Buckland on Scrubs, has been diagnosed with cancer, just after celebrating the birth of his first child Weston with his wife Vanessa, and now his Scrubs family is stepping up to help raise funds for him during his treatment.
Producer Tim Hobert and his wife Jill Tracy have organized a GoFundMe campaign on his behalf and revealed the harrowing details of Lloyd's health condition.
Hobert explained that earlier this year, Lloyd began experiencing severe headaches that he believed were associated with the sleeplessness of having a newborn son as well as significant weight loss that he attributed to having spent so much time and effort helping his elderly mother move into an assisted living facility.
"On Thursday, January 17th, as his headaches grew stronger, Sam decided to go to the doctor. The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan. The scan revealed a mass on Sam's brain," Hobert wrote. "Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumor was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn't remove it. By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw."
The producer launched the fundraising effort as a means of helping Lloyd and his family face the challenges ahead, including expenses associated with treatments, lost wages and child care.
"We are asking for your help so our dear Sammy can use the time ahead to GET HEALTHY, spend time with his wife, his new son, and his wonderful friends - and to borrow the title of the new song Sam wrote for his show... 'Make Music Along The Way,'" Hobert wrote.
Show creator Bill Lawrence also shared the campaign on his social media page.
As of this writing, the campaign has raised over $16,000 of its $100,000 goal.
TV Guide has confirmed the authenticity of the campaign with Hobert.