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Deal Or No Deal star Brad Wale has had more than £30,000 raised for him since revealing his terminal health diagnosis on the ITV show.
Contestant Brad, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, left viewers emotional after he broke down in tears while discussing his Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis with host Stephen Mulhern in Thursday's episode.
The terminal disease affects the motor nerves which eventually degenerate and die, making the muscles weaker and weaker, eventually leading to a paralysis.
Brad was on the show trying to raise money for his family and to achieve his bucket list goals, however he sadly walked away with just £5 after a devastating turn in the 'gut-wrenching' episode, with viewers sharing their sympathy for him.
But after the episode aired, his Deal Or No Deal co-star Rochelle Hughes set up a fundraiser in a bid to help Brad achieve his goals, and it has already raked in an impressive £30,000 from kind-hearted viewers.
Deal Or No Deal star Brad Wale has had more than £30,000 raised for him since revealing his terminal health diagnosis on the ITV show
Contestant Brad, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, left viewers emotional after he broke down in tears while discussing his Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis with host Stephen Mulhern
The GoFundMe has exceeded its £20,000 goal in just two days with more than 2,500 viewers donating to Brad's cause, bringing the funds up to a grand total of £30,625 and climbing - as of 2.30pm on December 2.
Viewers also left sweet messages for Brad alongside their donations as they told how much his story had 'moved' them and 'touched their hearts'.
One wrote: 'Brad really touched my heart and us all pulling together can give him funds to do his bucket list...,' while a second added: 'He seems like such a lovely guy and he deserves to do all the things he wants to do!'
A third said: 'I watched your show which had me in tears. Hope this fund will help you achieve some of your dreams. Best wishes to you and your family x.'
A fourth added: 'Brad, you touched the hearts of a nation this week with your story and your searing honesty...what an inspiration you are...please go on now and get some of those dreams on your list ticked off! Good luck with everything lovely man and hope we hear more from you in the future.'
Another commented: 'I just caught up on the show and you are a true inspiration to us all - go smash the bucket list! We are all rooting for you!'
A description on the fundraiser, penned by Brad's friend Rochelle, read: 'I'm sure you all saw Brads devastating game on Deal or No Deal.
'His DOND family really want him to fulfil his dreams and we have set this up on the hope that anyone could maybe spare a couple of pounds and get Brad to tick some bits off his Bucket List. We love you Brad.'
But after the episode aired, his Deal Or No Deal co-star Rochelle Hughes set up a fundraiser in a bid to help Brad achieve his goals, and it has raked in £30,000 from kind-hearted viewers
Brad has taken to Facebook to share an array of posts thanking viewers for their kind donations and admitting he has been completely 'overwhelmed' by the massive support
Brad has taken to Facebook to share an array of posts thanking viewers for their kind donations and admitting he has been completely 'overwhelmed' by the massive support.
On Friday, he explained that he had lost his phone as he explained why he might not have replied to his loved ones' messages before thanking everyone for their donations.
He wrote: 'Hey everyone, just a post to say I lost my phone last night. If you need me, drop me a message on here. I'm not able to access my emails either as I need my phone to verify myself.
'Whilst I'm on here can I jus say thank you so much for all your lovely messages, posts and donations, completely overwhelmed by the response I've had.
'Spent the past couple of days trying to take it all in. It's blown my mind. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I promise I will get around to replying to all of them, it's just taking me a while.
'Thanks so much again. Genuinely means so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.'
In another post on Thursday, he wrote: 'Just want to say a massive thank you, for all the messages of support I have had! I'm truly overwhelmed by it all and never in my life did I expect it. I had the best two weeks filming this amazing show and have truly made friends for life.
'I will eventually get around to replying to everyone, don't think I'm ignoring anyone. It wasn't meant to be but I've come away with so much more than money.
On Deal Or No Deal, Brad revealed he was likely to have only a few years to live as he tried to raise money to achieve his bucket list goals before sadly walking away with just £5
'Stephen Mulhern and all of the production team on the show were honestly the nicest person you'd wish to meet and I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity.'
On Deal Or No Deal, Brad revealed he was likely to have only a few years to live, but added that physicist Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with MND and yet lived for 55 years, as he tried to raise money to