"Beast Wars" actor Blu Mankuma needs your help
Transformers fans know actor Blu Mankuma from his work as Tigatron on "Beast Wars Transformers". His credits also include shows like "Robocop: Alpha Commando" and "Sabrina's Secret Life". Unfortunately Mankuma is going through some rough times and a fundraiser has been set up to help him out. Here is Blue' story:
""I'm an actor/director, singer/songwriter and producer. When I was in college I began noticing a little swelling around my ankles and when I went to the doctor and after several tests, he gave me salt pills and told me to keep him apprised. But he had no answers and for years the swelling continued. No matter how many tests the doctors did, they still had no answers. A few years ago I was having dinner, when I felt the need to throw up. On route to the bathroom, I lost my balance, I fell and was unable to get up which surprised the heck out of me!! I felt like the lady in the commercial who says,"help! I've fallen and I can't get up" That episode led me to the ICU at VGH for a while and then I was put on dialysis which I now do 3 times a week for 4 1/2 sessions. I'm unable to do much film work and find it hard to get by on pension and disability funds and it has been a struggle just to pay rent. However, I remain positive that one day my kidneys will return to full function but until then, I continue to fight the good fight! I'm still one of the most blessed individuals on the planet."
You can help Blu out here.