From the Daily Mail: “Five Easy Pieces actress Karen Black has appealed to her fans to help fund a trip to Europe for experimental cancer treatment. The 73-year-old star, who was Oscar-nominated for her signature role opposite Jack Nicholson, was diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010 and had a third of her pancreas immediately removed. It was thought she had beat the disease after being declared cancer free in 2011, but it has emerged she had a relapse has underwent two more operations in the last year for growths near her lungs and lower back. Writing on the Help Karen Beat Cancer blog on the GoFundMe website her husband Stephen Eckelberry wrote she is now ‘mostly bed-bound’ and down to 96 pounds after having treatment. The couple are asking for donations to fund a two-month experimental treatment in Europe.”
UPDATE: Although the goal of $32,000 has been met and Karen will be able to get the treatment, any additional money raised will help pay the bills etc. Go to GoFundMe for more details. WE LOVE YOU, KAREN!