The world first fell in love with the bubbly Kaley Cuoco with her breakout role as Penny in the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Throughout her years in the spotlight, the blonde stunner has proven that she really does have a big heart both on and off the screen.
Fans of the show have often praised the 33-year-old star’s friendly and welcoming attitude towards them during set visits. But she recently outdid herself with this latest sweet gesture towards one fan.
The actress, who has been working as a main cast member on the show for more than years, announced that one of The Big Bang Theory’s Season 12 episodes will be dedicated to one special fan.
According to Cuoco’s post, Isaiah Zarate has been part of the studio audience for every episode of the show’s final season and has become a ‘key player’ in the show as well.
Cuoco also shared how seeing Zarate smiling in one of the front row seats has affected her positively and even inspired her. The long-time fan, who has also become a close friend to the actress, suffers from a rare skin disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB).
In the end, the actress also promised Zarate that she will fight with him until he finds a cure for the disease.
What is Epidermolysis Bullosa?
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), EB is a collective term for a set of diseases which lead to painful blisters to appear on the skin.
While some people who have EB are lucky enough to only deal with mild blisters, some can suffer from more severe blisters found within delicate areas of the body. Thus, the simple acts of eating and swallowing may become painful for those with blisters growing in parts like the mouth, the throat or the stomach.
Symptoms of the genetic disorder usually appear early on in a person’s life typically when patients are still toddlers.
There are no cures for the rare disease yet but specialists often prescribe people with EB medication that helps in preventing infection and discomfort. Surgery is also an option for patients whose body parts like toes and fingers have joined because of the blisters.
The Big Bang Theory’s final episode will air this May. And according to show co-creator Chuck Lorre, the finale will be an hour-long double-episode one.
He also shared some good news about the sitcom being honored by its home network. After years of shooting the show at Stage 25, the set has been renamed after the highly successful show.
This is a big deal in the history of Warner Brothers Studios as it’s one of the few television shows to be bestowed this high honor. Other shows in this exclusive clique are The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Two and a Half Men, Friends and ER.