The actress who plays Miss Claudette on Orange Is the New Black woke up Thursday from a 16-day medically induced coma following a car crash over the holidays.
Michelle Hurst is now awake and responsive at the ICU at UNC Chapel Hill, E! Online reports. Her co-stars have taken to Twitter to show their support and help raise money so Hurst’s sister can pay her medical bills. Costar Uzo Aduba and creator and showrunner Jenji Kohan are both listed as donors on the donation website, which has raised almost double its $5,000 goal.
Piper Kerman, who wrote the book that inspired the show, tweeted: