Financial aid recipient: Meghan Ralph has been heavily involved in the Denver theatre community since 2004, working as actor, stage manager, assistant director, run crew, box office, photographer and anything in-between. She is one of the founders of Equinox Theatre Company and has worked with Spotlight, Firehouse, Vintage and many others. Most recently, she played Tituba in Firehouse’s “The Crucible.” In 2013, she played the lead role of Theresa in Firehouse Theatre’s “Boy Gets Girl.”
Her medical story: Meghan recently needed an emergency dental crown. But even though she has insurance through her employer, Meghan was left with $1,120 in out-of-pocket expenses for the procedure, and her dentist says additional dental work may still be necessary.
How we will help: The Denver Actors Fund’s board of directors has approved a grant of $1,120 and will consider compensation for additional expenses if further dental work is deemed necessary.
How you can help us help Meghan more: If you would like to direct a specific donation to help give Meghan some breathing room with her present expenses, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with Meghan Ralph’s name written in the topic field), to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80212. Or use this donation link. If you use the online option, be sure to designate that your donation is a targeted donation to Meghan Ralph. Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the DAF’s general fund.
Note: Meghan Ralph was just our sixth aid recipient back in 2014 when she needed emergency surgery to remove her gallbladder. The Denver Actors Fund provided $700 toward her out-of-pocket expenses, and the Meal Prep Team headed by Kristen Samu delivered several homemade gluten- and dairy-free meals to Meghan’s home.
A message from Meghan: “I was living in fear before this. I was in pain from the first procedure and fearing the financial backlash from possibly needing more procedures. NO ONE should have to remain in pain for fear of the cost of help. This gift took away my fear and gave me confidence and made it possible to start to heal. I am so grateful to the Denver Actors Fund. You all have helped me more than you know. Thank you!“
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