The Vampire Diaries cast is constantly getting involved in causes they feel passionately about, but rarely are they are personal as Paul Wesley’s (Stefan Salvatore) latest call for support.


“Guys, my friend Maggie and I REALLY need your help. Please go to https://rally.org/FriendsofMaggie Watch my video and donate if you can,” Paul tweeted yesterday, asking for any and all help in raising money to help pay for his friend’s surgery. It turns out Maggie was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor — “too big for radiation, too big to wait,” as the Rally.org page explains. The surgery is very expensive and not covered by insurance, which will leave Maggie with “virtually insurmountable” medical bills, as Paul describes in his video plea. Maggie’s friends and family set up the Rally page in an effort to help alleviate those bills.

Here’s what Paul had to say: “I’m making this video today about my friend Maggie, who has a brain tumor and needs surgery next week. Maggie is 30 years old. She works full time. But the medical bills that her insurance won’t cover are going to be monumental and virtually insurmountable. So, we — her friends and family — decided to set up this gift page to try to raise some money to help her out. And I’m humbly asking you guys here to join me today and donate. Any amount helps. It would mean the world to us.”

The top three donors will not only get a TVD poster signed by the entire cast, but will also receive a personal video phone call from Paul “to thank them for their generosity.” Three additional donors will be chosen at random to receive a TVD poster signed by the entire cast. Pretty neat and for an amazing cause.

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