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Chris March on His Ongoing Medical Issues: "I Have Recently Run into Several Setbacks"

The Project Runway alum is still recovering from a "debilitating accident" in 2017.

By Jocelyn Vena
Chris March Update March 2019

Following a "debilitating accident" in June 2017 that left him with ongoing medical issues, Chris March is offering up an update on his current condition, noting, “I have recently run into several setbacks in my recovery."

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The Project Runway alum shared the news this week on a GoFundMe page created to help him pay for medical bills. The fashion designer noted that he is still struggling with the financial woes of having to pay for his extensive medical treatment following a fall in his home nearly two years ago that left him in a coma and the residual health issues that followed.

This week, he offered up some insight into how difficult his journey has been as he continues to recover from the incident:

"The biggest [setback recently] being that my medical insurance went up over 500 [percent] at the beginning of 2019. I am also in need of leg braces, specialized physical therapy, a hearing aid, and a new living arrangement. Where I am now is unbearable and makes me anxious and depressed every day. I have considered suicide many times. I have tried my best to make strides. There is a long road of physical therapy ahead of me. In December I was awarded disability, but California gives 95 [percent] of it to this facility, which leaves me with $52 per month. In the face of all my setbacks, I try to remain positive—the leg braces are an exciting new tool on my road to recovery. I am trying to get my tracheotomy removed, and I try my best to effect positive change in this facility for myself and all the residents here. I try to add humor, glamour, and a little glitter to my world.”

Chris appeared on Season 4 of Project Runway, in addition to his own Bravo series, Mad Fashion. Some of the notable stars he's worked with in the past include Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Meryl Streep, including her 2010 Oscars dress. He even teamed up with Target on a costume and accessories line.

Check out a vintage moment of the designer, below.

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