Yo! MTV Raps's Doctor Dre needs help as he suffers from Type II diabetes and is mostly blind due to complications stemming from his condition.
In June his right leg was amputated up to his knee following an accident, so Doctor Dre’s team launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist with post-operation care with a goal of $500,000.
“Dre has been struggling with the effects of advanced Type II diabetes for a long time,” the GoFundMe description reads. “Dre’s announcement that the illness had robbed him of his eyesight was one of the ways he’s gone on to ‘wag[e] a public battle with diabetes’ Now, sadly, Dre’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. On Memorial Day of this year, he slipped and fell down a flight of stairs at his home and badly damaged his right ankle. The diabetes had already caused a serious decline in the function of that ankle, but this new injury required hospitalization and surgery. On June 17, his foot was amputated. On June 24, his right leg was amputated up to the knee. He has since been fitted with a prosthetic, and is now learning how to walk with it. If the good Doctor remains true to his unsinkable form, he may someday be running marathons using that prosthetic.”
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