A fundraiser was set up for Ted from Scrubs after he was diagnosed with Cancer


Scrubs brought us so many memorable characters. One of them being Ted Buckland, Sacred Heart's lawyer, who's played by Sam Lloyd.

You know him. He walked around the hospital like a dark rain cloud, always worried and always picked on.

While he helped us with our laughs in Scrubs, the actor has been dealt with some sad news in real life. Sadly, the 55-year-old has been diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumour. Not only that, but the diagnosis has come just after he and his wife Vanessa welcomed their first child.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the actor pay for medical bills, the treatment and childcare.

The fundraising site explains Sam's story:

"Midway through January, Sam began to experience headaches and he had lost 10 pounds. He figured the headaches were caused by the lack of sleep that came along with his new role as Daddy, and the weight loss seemed like it could easily be the byproduct of a busy schedule - Sam had spent the better part of 2018 going back and forth to Vermont to care for his ailing mother, Marianna.

"On Thursday, January 17th, as his headaches grew stronger, Sam decided to go to the doctor. The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan. The scan revealed a mass on Sam's brain.

"Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumour was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn't remove it.

"By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.

"In the face of this devastating news, Sam and Vanessa have been incredibly strong and positive. Humour and laughter, which have been a huge part of Sam's life, will undoubtedly help him with what lies ahead.

"Just hours after being diagnosed, Sam was cheering on his beloved New England Patriots in his hospital room. When the nurse asked him to 'Cheer quieter," Sam politely nodded. When the nurse left the room, Sam turned to Vanessa and his friends and said, "What are they gonna do? Kill me?"

His fundraising page has already received more than $116,000, overtaking its goal of $100,000.

If you want to donate to his cause, you can do so here