When Darla Einstein was mentioned recently on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, some viewers found themselves wondering what happened to her portrayer, Schae Harrison. Well, it turns out that the reason that the actress hasn’t been seen on screen in recent years is because she has become quite ill and the soap even shared the link to a GoFundMe page hoping to raise emergency funds to offset the costs of her medical expenses.
“Schae was formally diagnosed with Chronic Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” wrote Cathy Tomas, who set up the fundraising effort. “Her symptoms started almost two years ago but it took a lot of time and heartache before she got formally diagnosed. It’s been so hard for her and she had to quit her job on CASTLE because she couldn’t stand and work long hours. She is now sometimes in a wheelchair. She is on medication and getting treatments but because she can’t work, she’s run through her savings and is finding it hard to pay for medical expenses and for taking care of her son, Haven. She loves Haven more than anything and her heart is broken that he’s suffering because of her illness.”
Harrison reportedly filed a claim for social security disability two years ago but her case isn’t scheduled to be heard until April of 2019, so Tomas is hoping to raise $8,000 to pay her overdue bills as well as rent, food, utilities, and medications until the disability is approved. The fundraising is well on its way, and if you would like to donate even just a little bit, you can do so at the GoFundMe link above.
Longtime B&B fans remember Harrison as the ditzy and lovable Darla, a role she played from 1989 until 2006 when the character was killed off. Although she did make a handful of ghostly appearances in 2014 and 2015. The character was mentioned on the soap recently when Thorne brought up his late wife in a conversation with current wife, Katie.
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