Voice actor Billy Kametz has announced that a GoFundMe campaign has launched on his behalf following a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. As of this writing, the campaign has raised US$94,665 of its US$100,000 goal. The campaign stated the money raised will go toward travel, insurance costs, medical bills not covered by insurance, and everyday life necessities.
Kametz had revealed the diagnosis on YouTube on April 26, 2022.
About 10 weeks ago, Kametz felt pain in his left shoulder blade. After having difficulties going to the bathroom and keeping food down, he went to the doctor and got a CAT scan. Kametz has started chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He has been out of the hospital for about two weeks.
Kametz will be taking a break from voiceover work, and other voice actors are replacing him for any current and ongoing roles. He will move back to Pennsylvania to be with his family.
Kametz’s voice roles include Josuke in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Naofumi in The Rising of The Shield Hero, Galo in Promare, White Blood Cell in Cells at Work!, and Rui in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.