A group of Hollywood powerhouses are putting their star power together to help save a young boy named Carter from succumbing to a fatal disease.
Carter Sarkar’s parents launched a GoFundMe for their 6-year-old son who was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a fatal, progressive metabolic disorder commonly referred to as “Childhood Alzheimer’s.” In less than two weeks, the family’s #SavingCarter campaign has raised over $250,000 thanks to a handful of celebrities.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Karen Gillan, Kate Mara and Josh Groban are some of those who have posted on social media asking their fans to step up and help save Carter’s life.
Judd Apatow shared the link on Twitter and appears to have donated $500 to the fund. Additionally, James McAvoy and Maria Shriver have each contributed over a grand.
Bands Green Day and Panic At The Disco posted a swipe up link on their official Instagram pages, reaching their combined millions of fans.
Carter’s in dire need, and according to updates on his condition, the disease “will soon begin shutting down critical areas needed to function.”
His family is attempting to raise $1 million in one month. According to the page, the money raised will fund a clinical trial that could potentially save Carter’s life.
Click here if you’d like to find out more and donate.
Why are we alive? We have to be here for a reason. That reason has to be to help other people. It’s really that simple. If you feel you can help these people please do so. Many need help. Today they get to the front of my line.https://t.co/oa4Ty8T1UL
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 2, 2018
In a just world, Carter and kids like him would have the funds they need to cure this awful disease. But they need our help. Was shown this story by a friend. Heartbreaking. https://t.co/ECuxG05S3C
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 2, 2018