A wrestling fan has set up a GoFundMe account for former ECW star Axl Rotten and due to mentions from Jim Ross and Chris Jericho, the account has raised $1,185 of the $12,000 goal in just three weeks.
Rotten had an issue with his back in October of 2014 and since then he has been hospitalized at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland to receive daily physical therapy.
Rotten originally hoped he could continue his wrestling career and walk again, however doctors have since told him that surgery is unavoidable. Rotten is in need of two spinal surgeries and if they are not a success, he could spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
The reason fans are rallying around Rotten for financial help is due to the fact that the former ECW star has exhausted all of his medical coverage, and because he can’t work.
In addition to the medical bills, the GoFundMe account is seeking funds to help make his home wheelchair accessible for when he leaves the hospital.
The GoFundMe page notes that Rotten is clean of all non-medically prescribed drugs and that he is ” both emotionally and mentally in the best place he has been in years, Unfortunately he is though physically at his lowest ebb.”
Rotten recently tweeted the following about his current situation. For those who would like to contribute to his GoFundMe account, click here.