Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, is asking for help during his cross-country road trip of recovery.
The aspiring artist, who was shot in the chest during the high-profile dognapping in February, created a GoFundMe to purchase a new van. He’s just two months into his six-month journey — “exploring this country while seeking out communities that support the process of growing from trauma” — and his ride, a 1991 Ford Falcon named Trudy, has gone to the great junkyard in the sky.
Fischer shared that for the last two months, it’s been just him, Trudy, “three stuffed animals that resemble dogs I care for very much” (aka Gaga’s French Bulldogs Asia, Koji and Gustav) and his travel gear as he “teetered along” across the U.S. However, now the van has died and he is otherwise homeless and broke. (Below, see Fischer with “Trudy,” the van he had been using to travel cross-country to heal from his trauma.)
“At times I was scared. I was lonely,” he wrote of the journey so far. “I felt abandoned and unsupported.