Fischer was shot while taking care of Gaga's dogs earlier this year.
Six month after he was shot during a dognapping incident, Lady Gaga's dogwalker, Ryan Fischer, has launched a GoFundMe to help him purchase a new van for his healing cross-country trip. Fischer revealed that the effort, which he launched on Monday (Aug. 16), came together over the weekend when he said goodbye to the "quasi-reliable" 1991 Ford Falcon rental sedan that he drove across the U.S. for two months.
"At times I was scared. I was lonely. I felt abandoned and unsupported. I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity," wrote Fischer, who was walking Gaga's three dogs in Los Angeles on Feb. 24 when a gunman shot him in the chest and fled the scene with two of the dogs. "But those backroads that took me to desert campsites and Walmart parking lots and rest stops and friends and family to New York and back began to help me see why I had chosen to leave the security of the Hollywood Hills where I fought for my life and mobility."