ONEIDA INDIAN RESERVATION – A “Charlie Hill Fund” has been set up on the EverRibbon website to assist the family of Charlie Hill, the Oneida comedian, who was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer in 2012.
The fund was set up by his daughter, Nasbah Hill, on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Oneida Comedian Charlie Hill Stricken with Cancer – PHOTO Coutesy: Thosh Collins
“People just assume my dad became rich because he is famous. With the high costs of medical care, we had to set up this fund. My dad approved it reluctantly, but did so humbly, commented Nasbah Hill, who spoke with the Native News Online on Tuesday afternoon.
The EverRibbon website is a secure site that is used for those seeking donations. Interested parties may donate to the Charlie Hill Fund with a credit card or bank account. All donations go into a WePay account that was set up for the Charlie Hill Fund.
Here is the message on the Charlie Hill Fund:
Charlie has been battling lymphoma cancer for over a year. Donations are to help Charlie’s family take care of him at home and also for Charlie’s immediate family which consists of his wife, two sons, two daughters and granddaughter. The Hill family humbly thanks you at this time for your prayers and contributions.
Hill is one of the Indian country’s favorite comedians. He went to Hollywood after attending the University of Wisconsin to make it in show business. He had the good fortune to meet comedians Richard Pryor and David Letterman while performing at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. Hill became the first American Indian comedy to appear on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” He later became a writer for the “Roseanne” comedy hit show.
To donate to the Charlie Hill Fund, go to: https://www.everribbon.com/ribbon/view/15637