A neighbor of Noah Hathaway has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help pay for the actor’s medical bills. According to the information shared by Gregor Gillespie, the actor, known for his portrayal of Atreyu in the 1984 film “The Neverending Story,” recently underwent a major spinal fusion surgery, which he is still recovering from and has left him with a medical bill for $184,138.67.
“Let’s show our support for a true film icon in his hour of need,” Gillespie wrote. “[He] has given so much to our movie heritage, which has inspired generations and will continue to do so for many more years to come.”
According to Gillespie, during rehearsals for “The Neverending Story,” Hathaway, who was about 12 years old at the time, fell from his horse. Gillespie says that the accident caused Hathaway long-term health issues, “including having to learn to walk again on two separate occasions.” As per the neighbor, Hathaway’s french bulldog, Cash, and a rescue dog named Mary also need urgent medical attention.
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Those who donate $50 or more will receive a signed photo of Noah, either from “The Neverending Story” or from the 1978-79 cult Sci-Fi series “Battlestar Galactica,” in which he portrayed Boxey. So far, $2,475 have been raised. The goal is set at $200,000.