'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Star Ernie Reyes Jr. Needs Kidney Transplant

PHOTO: Ernie Reyes Jr. on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles.CBS via Getty Images
Ernie Reyes Jr. on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles.

Actor Ernie Reyes Jr. needs a kidney transplant, and his sister Destiny Reyes took to GoFundMe to raise $75,000 for the procedure.

According to the page, which has raised almost $39,000 already, Reyes "was recently in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) fighting for his life suffering from kidney failure. Ernie is currently undergoing dialysis treatment 3 times per week for 4 hours a day while waiting for a kidney transplant."

Reyes, 43, starred in "Sidekicks" in the 1980s and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" in 1991, and also had roles in "Rush Hour 2" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

"My brother has spent his entire childhood and adult life fighting in films and television, but now his battle has gone from the screen to reality, fighting for his life," his sister said on GoFundMe.

She added, "Regardless of where you have seen or heard of Ernie Reyes Jr., he has impacted peoples' lives all over the world through his extraordinary performances in television and film. Please be aware that he needs support during this time of need and recovery of his life."

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