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‘Project Runway’ Star Chris March Celebrated 29 Years Sober Weeks Before Accident

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Mar. 27 2018, Updated 7:52 p.m. ET

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Project Runway star Chris March was involved in a debilitating accident in June that left him in a medically induced coma. Only weeks before the tragic accident nine months ago, the fan-favorite reached a sobriety milestone.

“I have now reached 29 years of sobriety,” he captioned a Facebook photo of his sobriety coin on May 19, 2017, which is a token awarded to alcoholic anonymous or other 12-step group members to mark a milestone of sobriety.

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A source close to the fashion designer exclusively told Radar, "He's on the mend. He's able to talk."

A GoFundMe page was created on Monday, March 27 for the Chris March Medical Fund with a goal of $100,000. So far, $16, 657 has been raised.

“Back in June of last year, he suffered a debilitating accident and had to be placed in a medically induced coma where he stayed for many weeks,” the description for the campaign read. “Thanks to the miracle of modern science he has pulled through, but is still in a very fragile state. His right arm has been paralyzed and at this moment, has limited use of his hands and legs. In addition, he's dealing with respiratory issues that demand constant care. With skyrocketing medical bills, his health insurance has maxed out and he's in desperate need of continuous physical therapy in order to get back on track.”

While the Project Runway: All Stars alum has been “getting strong,” he has a “long recovery road ahead.”

“We are hoping to raise financial support for his medical bills and cover his expenses when he is released from the hospital,” the page continued. “We want Chris March to continue making us giggle with his infectious laugh, incredible outfits, unexpected outrages and most of all his out - of - this - world wigs, all of which make us always feel fabulous!”

Details of the accident have not been disclosed.

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