Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Mob Wives Costars Rally in Support During Cancer Battle: 'You're a Fighter'
"Friends like sisters, all my prayers sit close," Mob Wives star Renee Graziano wrote on Instagram
On Tuesday, Raiola’s sister Janine Detore created a GoFundMe page seeking $25,000 for alternative cures since treatments for the VH1 star, who was hospitalized after stage-4 lung and brain cancer, have not been working.
In the days since, her costars on the reality show have taken to Twitter and Instagram in a show of support for the woman they call their “momma bear.”
“BIG LOVE for BIG ANG,” Alicia DiMichele wrote on Instagram. “Let’s all come together and help our @biggangvh1 beat cancer!! #F—CANCER I Love you Ang! #4BigAng.”
In response to Raiola’s Wednesday tweet that she was home resting and wouldn’t be live-tweeting the show, costar Karen Gravano said: “[Love] you Ang stay positive see you soon.”
“Feel better @biggangVH1,” Marissa Jade tweeted. “Your [sic] a fighter.”
“Friends like sisters,” Renee Graziano captioned a picture of herself with Raiola on Instagram. “All my prayers sit this close..to the ones I love Send our super star #bigang some love … All is well.”
In a recent video for Wetpaint, the VH1 stars gave an update on Raiola and expressed their support.
“Ang can teach us all something on this show,” Gravano said in the clip. “We all claim to be fighters and are at war with each other, but Ang is in a war for her life. She gets up every day, she stays strong, she’s a caretaker for her family and people that love her.”
“She’s like the momma bear,” Carla Facciolo chimed in.
“Hey, we’re Mob Wives,” Gravano continued. “We’re all going to band together. When push comes to shove, the main fight is with Ang.”
Mob Wives airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on VH1.