Stargate Atlantis star Joe Flanigan (John Sheppard) recently posted an open letter via Twitter, requesting help from Stargate fans to help his friend, Sarah Geary, who is suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).
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In addition to appealing for donations for Sarah’s care, the actor is auctioning off a lunch date with both him and SGA co-star David Hewlett (Rodney McKay), in Los Angeles. He is also auctioning his skateboard, used on the set of Atlantis (and appearing on screen a few times) during the show’s 5-year run.
I feel remarkably blessed in my career. One thing I feel so proud of is the special relationship that we, actors of the Stargate franchises, have with our fans. If there ever was a chip I could cash in on for my success, this would be it. My uncharacteristic seriousness should only underscore the sobering obligation I feel toward Sarah.
I’m asking all of us to rally for Sarah Geary and her family. We can make her last days as comfortable as possible and help Tim and the kids transition to the next chapter of their lives. Unlike donations to a large organization where it is difficult to measure the impact of your contribution, your money will have a direct and immediate impact on her well-being from breathing apparatus’ to night nurses. Tim and I will be keep everyone in touch by informing them of the process.
David Hewlett and I are auctioning off a lunch together in Los Angeles. David will be forced to eat lemons and laugh at my same joke that I will continually repeat throughout the meal. Additionally, and perhaps more shockingly, I am auctioning off my trusty skateboard that has reliably transported me around the studio-lot for many years and has appeared in scenes through out the Stargate Atlantis series. Yes, folks, I brought my skateboard to space.
Even though the Web site shows buttons for U.S. and U.K. donations, people from other countries can click on either U.S. or U.K. and donate in U.S. dollars through PayPal.