After the Vampire Diaries star asked fans to help him raise money for his friend Maggie's brain tumor surgery, they came through in a big way, donating over $14,000 for the cause in one day, according to MTV News. By Tuesday night, that number had jumped to over $16,000.
"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 Monday. On the video, the thesp reveals more about his ailing friend, saying, "I'm making this video 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 MedGift page to try to raise some money to help her out," he continued. "I'm humbly asking you guys to join me today and donate. Any amount helps. It would mean the world to us."
The top three donors will receive a Vampire Diaries poster signed by the entire cast and a personal video phone call from Paul. He's also picking three donors randomly and is going to send them a Vampire Diaries poster signed by the entire cast as well. If you want to get involved, there's still time to donate.
Paul and Maggie's friends and family are trying to hit a goal of $25,000.