Bob Saget: when he became the guardian angel of Sophie Anne, a girl with an incurable disease

Bob Saget he was being loved by all. The 65-year-old actor who died on January 9, won the love of many people in the world for his work on TV and that is recognized by his co-workers. But off screen it was also loved, above all, for his gift of person and for always wanting to help those who need it most.

In fact, what few knew is that Bob Sager turned a personal tragedy in his life into a mission to spare others similar pain. Sophie Anne is a 9-year-old girl who suffers from scleroderma, an incurable disease, and the actor decided to be a guardian angel. Why? Here’s the story.

BOB SAGET Y SOPHIE ANNE

Sophie Anne is 9 years old and suffers from scleroderma, a rare disease that involves hardening of the skin and connective tissues. This disease took the life of Bob Saget’s sister, Gay, who died in 1994 at age 47. Since then, the actor has become a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

Sophie Anne is a 9-year-old girl with scleroderma, an incurable disease, and Bob Saget decided to be a guardian angel (Photo: Bob Saget / Insatgram)
Sophie Anne is a 9-year-old girl with scleroderma, an incurable disease, and Bob Saget decided to be a guardian angel (Photo: Bob Saget / Insatgram)

But Saget was not only an ambassador for the institution, according to TMZ, the comedian also used to reach out to families suffering from the disease to offer them comfort and support. One such family was little Sophie.

Bob found out about Sophie Anne about 2 years ago, after he was diagnosed with the rare disease. His parents, Martha and Jeff Seaman, told the American media that when the news of scleroderma reached them they felt that they were in the middle of the ocean without a lifeguard, when suddenly, Bob Saget came into their lives.

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The actor sent the little girl personalized videos, always with consolation and hope … “We are going to find a cure, I send her a lot of love,” he said in the clips. And he knew how the disease affects a whole family.

Bob also volunteered to support Sophie Anne’s sister with a school assignment. This consisted of writing an essay and the girl chose the actor’s, under the title “Bob Saget: My Everyday Hero.” According to the parents, Saget was incredibly patient and sincere in recounting his life. In addition, he spent more than 30 minutes with her on the phone.

Bob Saget with Sophie Anne's parents (Photo: Bob Saget / Insatgram)
Bob Saget with Sophie Anne’s parents (Photo: Bob Saget / Insatgram)

After all the support he gave them, months before he died, Bob Saget invited Sophie Anne’s parents to his show in North Carolina. He bought them tickets, gave them food, and took them backstage after his show.

It is worth mentioning that the Scleroderma Research Foundation benefits from the enormous goodwill embodied in the actor. More than 1,200 people have donated a total of more than $ 80,000. And people are learning about the disease thanks to the good work of Bob Saget.

Bob Saget en una conferencia de Scleroderma Research Foundation (Foto: Scleroderma Research Foundation)
Bob Saget en una conferencia de Scleroderma Research Foundation (Foto: Scleroderma Research Foundation)

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