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Beloved ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Star Makes Startling Announcement Begging For Help, Leaving Fans In Shock Of What All Went Wrong

October 18, 2018

Dawn Wells is in desperate need of your help.


Dawn Wells, best known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the hit series Gilligan’s Island, has publicly announced some of her most private secrets. After being nearly $200,000 in debt, Dawn has is relying on the support of her fans to help her find her way back to financial freedom.


According to Fox News, Dawn created a GoFundMe page to help clear her medical and tax debts that are worth approximately $194,000. In a plea for financial donations, Dawn reveals that the economic downfall in 2008 caused her to “lose everything- including her life savings.”


GoFundMe is a free online fundraising platform that allows anyone to receive donations for nearly any cause. While most people have GoFundMe pages created after the death of a loved one or after some sort of catastrophe, Dawn is using the platform to pay back taxes and medical bills.


In her post, Dawn, 80, adds that she was a “victim of an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months and a very long time to rest and heal.” The life-threatening surgery, along with the 2008 financial crash, left Dawn with nothing. The entire post reads:

My dearest friend and YOUR favorite castaway, Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from ‘Gillian’s Island’) needs YOU!
After 2008, like many of us, Dawn suffered through the banking crash and lost everything including her life savings in addition, to a life-threatening surgery which came close to killing her.
Dawn was a victim of an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months and a very long time to rest and heal.


Dawn needs $194,000 to alleviate penalties by the IRS and to pay her hospital costs. Dawn is living one of the greatest fears we Americans have, an uncertain future. Should any of you out there wish to contribute a small sum to help a woman who gave so many people Joy over the years, it would be so appreciated. God Bless.


Before 2008, Dawn Wells was beloved by much of the world as one of the main characters on Gilligan’s Island. Her role as Mary Ann Summers. Gilligan’s Island first episode aired in 1964 and offered decades of work for Dawn. After 98 episodes, Gilligan’s Island came to an end but still, Dawn was able to play the role of Mary Ann Summers on spinoff series and shows.


Mary Ann has been donated a total $199,250 from her GoFundMe page, with fans offering as little as $5. As of October 18th, a total of 5,276 donations have been made. And even though her goal of reaching $194,000 has been met, loyal fans are still back her plea for money.


Comments on the page include fan-mail such as “Because Dawn Wells gave me a lot of great Island entertainment over the years as I grew up. This is the least we fans can do!” And “I sure hope Dawn uses the money for what she says she is going to use it for and thanks to everyone for helping her. She is a great Lady! Wishes and prayers for Dawn!”


To help Dawn Wells in her pursuit, click here to visit her page. We wish Dawn all the best.

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