Denver Actors Fund in Action: Sean Cronan
Dr. Kelly comes to the aid of BDT Stage lighting designer
Aid recipient: Sean Cronan of Lafayette (who also goes by Seann) recently served as the assistant lightning designer and light-board operator for BDT Stage’s production of “Mamma Mia.” Other credits include “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” He also lends his talents to BDT’s youth productions. He went to Boulder High School and is the brother of longtime BDT Stage actor Brian Cronan.
His medical story: Sean recently procured his own dental insurance for the first time and went in for his first check-up in years. He was told that because of bone loss, three teeth would have to be extracted. Even with his insurance, he was quoted an out-of-pocket price of about $2,400. That’s when he contacted The Denver Actors Fund.
How we helped: The Denver Actors Fund has a partnering dentist in Dr. Brian Kelly DDS, who accepts a limited number of emergency cases each year as his personal, in-kind donation to The DAF through the Dental Center at Thornton Plaza. Dr. Kelly performed all of the necessary work, including tooth replacement. The DAF chipped in $135 for an outside lab bill, but otherwise no money changed hands and Sean paid nothing. But here’s the thing: Dr. Kelly reported to us that had Sean been an uninsured patient who walked in off the street, his combined total bill would have been just $2,010 – another indication of what Dr. Kelly believes is widespread price-gouging among corporate and franchised dental practices.
The Denver Actors Fund now has made more than $538,000 available to Colorado artists in need.
How you can help us help us help more Colorado theatre artists: If you would like to make a donation to The Denver Actors Fund, simply mail checks in any amount made out to Denver Actors Fund to P.O. Box 11182, Denver, CO 80211. Or use this donation link, with our humble thanks.
Note: At The Denver Actors Fund, anonymity of aid recipients is presumed and fully protected, unless and until the recipient chooses to have their story told.
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 $538,000 in financial relief, a team of more than 60 Denver Actors Fund volunteers have offered good neighborly assistance to more than 100 beneficiaries including meal prep and delivery, child care, transportation, errands, construction, pet-sitting and more. For more information, visit our web site at DenverActorsFund.Org.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AID:
GET INSTANT, FREE MEDICAL ADVICE: The Denver Actors Fund has launch of a major new FREE medical service for qualified Colorado theatre artists: We are partnering with Hippo Health to provide access to emergency medical evaluations via video conferencing with a Board-certified physician. Click to read more about this wonderful, innovative new partnership that will further improve the lives of artists!
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