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Actor Colton Haynes took to Instagram Tuesday afternoon to share the heartbreaking news of his mother’s health.
Accompanying the caption is a photo of his mother in the hospital.
Haynes, who got married in October, explains his mother has been in and out of the hospital since January. Following numerous tests, doctors diagnosed her with chronic liver and kidney damage, leading to failure of the organs.
Doctors eventually told the family to focus on her quality of life, not the quantity.
‘My strong mother has always been the anchor of this family’
‘My mom, Dana, always loves to laugh,’ Haynes writes.
‘Even when her liver & kidney doctors gave us the worst news you could get, my mom looked at us and said, “The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh.” She then chuckled so loud you could hear it to the other end of the hospital.’
He further explains a liver transplant can cure the diagnosis, but she doesn’t have enough time.
I’t’s heartbreaking. My strong mother has always been the anchor of this family and our best friend,’ he shares. ‘Now we’re being forced to say goodbye to her.’
After receiving the news from Dr. Doom (his mom’s choice of name), the family set her up at home for the time being.
The family set up a GoFundMe to provide a full-time nurse and travel expenses for them to be with her. Amazingly, donors reached the goal in only three days.
‘Now that the goal has been reached,’ Haynes writes, not ending his pursuit. ‘Every single penny we raise over the goal from today on will be donated to the American Liver Foundation to help others who are going through this horrible disease. It would mean the world to my family & I if we could make a massive donation to this incredible organization.
‘Thank y’all for listening & sending all the love to my beautiful momma.’