Note: At the Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the recipient chooses to have his or her story told.
Financial-aid recipient: Littleton native Joe Majestic, a graduate of Arapahoe High School, appeared as Lewis in Ignite Theatre’s “Pippin,” and as Bobby in “Cabaret.” He also played a protean in Town Hall Arts Center’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” and has performed with the Original Dickens Carolers.
His story: Joe has been dealing with a double hernia for the past year, but, being without insurance, it went untreated. His condition grew progressively worse until Thanksgiving week, when the pain grew so bad he couldn’t keep food or liquids down. Surgery was put off until Dec. 5, when the damage was repaired. He’s working with the hospital on a payment plan but, even after negotiating his bill down, his real costs are currently at about $43,000.
How we will help: The Denver Actors Fund board of directors has approved a gift of $2,000, matching the largest gift in the short history of the Fund.
How you can help us help Joe Majestic more: Our help only buys Joe a little bit of time, and his remaining costs remain significant. If you would like to direct a specific donation to help further defray Joe Majestic’s obligations, mail checks made out in his name to Denver Actors Fund, 4594 Osceola St., Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link, and in your note, be sure to direct your gift to Joe Majestic.
A message from Joe Majestic: “I am so grateful for the Denver Actor’s Fund. Without their financial and emotional support, I wouldn’t be back on my feet and ready to get back on stage. A special thanks to Norrell Moore and Taylor Nicole Young for reaching out to the DAF for me; Lord knows I wouldn’t have done it on my own. I am very humbled by this giving community and it’s wonderful people.”
ABOUT THE DENVER ACTORS FUND:
The Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in medical need. In addition to financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers offers good neighborly assistance including meal prep and delivery, child care, transportation, errands, construction, pet-sitting and more. For more information, visit our web site at www.DenverActorsFund.Org
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4594 Osceola St.
Denver, CO 80212
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Video: See highlights from “Miscast 2014,” a September fundraiser held on behalf of the Denver Actors Fund: