Being short has its problems, but so does being an over-sized 7-foot-3. Peter Mayhew used to stand that heigh, but now he's been reduced to rolling around in a wheelchair for the very same reason: giantism.
Mayhew is the man who followed Harrison Ford around in "Star Wars" at the walking fur rug Wookie, Chewbacca. To walk again, Mayhew requires a series of surgeries and then rehab. The funds raised will also be used to make a documentary about Mayhew's journey. The Kickstarter campaign has 21 more days to go and you can back with a minimum pledge of $1.
Currently, there are 268 backers and $14,821 pledged. The projected cost is $42,000. The deadline is 14 September 2013 at 8:56 p.m. EDT.
For more information or to donate, visit Kickstarter.