Financial-aid recipient: Robert Larson is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School and serves as the music director of Hope United Methodist Church. As an actor, he most recently appeared in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at the PACE Center in Parker. He is also a singer with the Original Dickens Carolers, who spread cheer during the holiday season through song. “Robert is a warm, loving and devoted friend,” says Becca Fletcher.
His medical story: In the early morning hours of May 18, Robert went to the emergency room with shortness of breath. Shortly thereafter, he lost consciousness. He was suffering from pneumonia, sepsis of the blood and a collapsed lung. He was unconscious for the next four days. “No one was sure if I would make it, and my family flew in from out of town in case I died,” he said. Robert spent a total of seven days in the ICU. To date, his out-of-pocket expenses have come to more than $6,000.
How we will help: The Denver Actors Fund has made $3,000 available to help Robert Larson defray his medical expenses.
How you can help us help Robert Larson more: If you would like to target a specific donation to Robert Larson to help raise the remaining $3,000 (minimum) he needs, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund (with Robert Larson’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 Robert Larson. Otherwise, your donation will be applied to the replenishment of the DAF’s general fund.
A message from Robert Larson: “I am so thankful for your existence, and your willingness to help the Denver theatre community members through the toughest times in their lives. I don’t know how to thank you enough, but I would love to help pay it forward though volunteering.” HOW TO VOLUNTEER
(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.)
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