Cancer survivor and MedGift founder Diem Brown has devoted her life to helping those who face medical hardships, but now, upon her third cancer diagnosis, it's she who's getting a very heartening helping hand.
The "Challenge" vet, who collapsed last week and had to undergo emergency surgery, has been racking up medical bills since a new colon cancer diagnosis. And to help her cover the cost of hospital stay, Diem's family set up a MedGift page through which friends, family and fans can donate.
The result has been staggering. The account, which originally aimed to raise $30,000, has already collected nearly $38,000, and many contributions have included hopeful notes.
"You are a true fighter and you are going to kick this cancer in the butt! Keep being strong like I know you are. You are an inspiration!" Kristina B. wrote, while Jessica S. said, "Diem, you are a special person who has touched more lives than you can begin to know -- sending prayers, love hope and strength to you, your family and friends."
Diem's fellow Challengers are also pushing for her recovery. "Please help the woman who has helped so many...our @diembrownmtv needs us," Paula Beckert tweeted, and Diem's ol' "Rivals II" partner Aneesa Ferreira echoed the sentiment. "Sending all my love and positive vibes to my partner and friend @DiemBrownMTV you are beautiful, strong and a true inspiration. I love you."
Be sure to head to Diem's MedGift page for more information, and donate if you can.