Erik Jensen, who we know for playing Dr. Steven Edwards in the fifth season of the AMC series The Walking Dead, has been diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. The news was shared by Jensen’s family in a GoFundMe campaign launched in October 2023 to raise funds for his medical expenses.
Jensen’s family wrote in the GoFundMe post that the actor was diagnosed with cancer just a year and a half after surviving a brain aneurysm. The cancer has metastasized to Jensen’s liver, but his doctors are optimistic that they can shrink the tumors enough to operate and remove them.
Jensen’s family described him as a “young and strong” man who is “fighting for the shot that his doctors say he has.” They also said that Jensen is “working incredibly hard to stay positive and fight for the shot that his doctors say he has.”
Jensen’s cancer diagnosis has come as a shock to many of his fans and friends, including his former Walking Dead co-stars. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan on the show, shared the GoFundMe page on his social media accounts and urged his followers to support Jensen and his family.
“Erik Jensen is a brother, husband, father, and friend,” Morgan wrote. “He is also one of the most talented actors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Erik has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and he and his family need our help.”
Morgan’s plea for support has resonated with fans of The Walking Dead and beyond. The GoFundMe page has already raised over $100,000 in just a few days.
Jensen’s cancer diagnosis is a reminder that even the most seemingly healthy people are not immune to this terrible disease. It is also a reminder that cancer is not a death sentence. With the right treatment and support, many people with cancer can live long and healthy lives.
Erik Jensen’s Cancer Journey
- Jensen is a single father to a 13-year-old daughter named Sadie. He is determined to beat cancer so that he can be there for her for many years to come.
- Jensen is also a talented filmmaker and writer. He is currently working on a film about his experience with cancer.
- Jensen is a vocal advocate for cancer research and awareness. He is using his platform to raise money and awareness for the disease.
- Jensen’s story is an inspiration to us all. He is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope.
How to Help Erik Jensen
If you are able, please consider donating to Jensen’s GoFundMe page to help him and his family during this difficult time. Every little bit helps.
You can also show your support by following Jensen on social media and sharing his story. The more people who know about Jensen’s cancer journey, the more awareness we can raise about the disease and the more support we can provide to him and his family.