Broadway and Smash star Megan Hilty wants to donate US$50,000 (about US$80,000) to recover the bodies of her pregnant sister and nephew died in a seaplane crash on September 4.
Performer, 41 years old, put on Instagram to make the announcement, revealing that she has started a crowdfunding page to raise money.
“By now many of you have heard about the tragic loss of my family,” she wrote in a lengthy post. “I’m reaching out now because we need your help.”
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“On September 4, a Floatplane carrying four of our family members crashed into Puget Sound off Whidbey Island and there were no survivors. On board was my sister Lauren (8 months pregnant). with my nephew Luca), me. brother-in-law, Ross, and my two-year-old grandson, Remy.”
Hilty’s late older sister, Lauren, leaves behind a young daughter, who was not on the seaplane that day. The girl, who is Hilty’s niece, has now lost her mother, father, brother and unborn brother.
“When NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] Once on board, a number of victims were recovered, and fortunately Ross was one of them – but not my beloved sister and grandchildren. “
Hilty explained that now that the NTSB has finished her project, she and her family must attempt to recover the bodies of her sister and nephew.
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“As you can imagine, a search and recovery mission of this magnitude comes with a huge price tag,” she added.
“If we can raise more than our goal, we will donate those funds to the incredible group who have dedicated their lives to helping families like ours find their relatives.”
The site has raised $30,500 (about $48,300) at press time, with Hilty’s Smash co-star, Katharine McPhee, as well as actress Rachel Zegler and comedian Bridget Everett, were among those who donated.
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