Last Thursday Michelle Hurst awoke from a coma, the star of ‘Orange is the New Black’ is best known for her character ‘Miss Claudette’ on the series. Hurst was in a severe car accident, and now that she is awake her cast members are raising funds.
After Hurst’s accident, she was put into a medically-induced coma for 16-days, this was so that doctors could perform the necessary surgeries that were very close to her spine. Hurst remains in the ICU at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in North Carolina, the funding is going towards medical bills and the work that she will miss from her accident and recovery.
The goal is a simple $5,000 and almost $4,500 was already raised before this article went live. This comes just before Season 2 of “Orange is the New Black” opens on Netflix.
— Piper Kerman (@Piper) January 16, 2014