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GoFundMe Campaign Launched for Pokémon Voice Actress Rachael Lillis

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign to fund home care nurse as Lillis fights cancer

Image via Rachael Lillis' Twitter account
A GoFundMe campaign launched on Monday for voice actress Rachael Lillis to help fund a home care nurse. The campaign revealed that Lillis has been diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to her spine, thus leaving her barely able to walk.

The campaign noted that Lillis has been in a nursing home in Los Angeles since late January to receive care, but that the noise in the nursing home has made it difficult for her to rest.

Her fellow Pokémon voice actors Eric Stuart and Tara Jayne Sands have both posted about the GoFundMe campaign.

Lillis has voiced many roles in the various Pokémon anime, but is perhaps best known for two major roles in particular: Jessie, one half of the Team Rocket villain duo; and Misty, one of the anime's original three Pokémon trainer protagonists. Her other well-known English dub roles include Utena Tenjō in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Martina in Slayers Next, Micott Bartsch in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Nagi Kirima in Boogiepop Phantom, Yuriko Star in The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Kanaka Ohno in Genshiken, and Ami Kurimoto in DNA².

Thanks to jlaking and others for the news tips.

Source: GoFundMe via Eric Stuart, Tara Sands

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