Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PLEASE HELP MY FRIEND, MICHAEL TODD COHEN, CAUGHT IN THE MANHATTAN HIGH RISE FIRE

FundAnything: FOR MICHAEL TODD COHEN. Hey, dear readers. I have been away for a while. I am back, but with sad news. I'm sure many of you have read about the awful Manhattan high rise fire that occurred January 5th. Well the two victims were two of my best friends in the entire world. Sweet Daniel passed away the evening of the 5th and our lives will forever be changed. He was a smart, funny, caring, generous man and his spirit, and perhaps most importantly, his smile will be with me, in my heart for the rest of my life. Michael is still in the hospital, fighting through his inhalation injuries and a touch of the flu. He is intubated and has been sedated since he arrived at the hospital. He does not know yet of the great loss of his husband, Daniel. I know Michael and he will pull through this physical injury because he is a strong man. He has an amazing network of friends and family to help him through this. He's a rockstar. An amazing woman and friend of Michael's, Jenni Powell, has set up a fund for Michael so that he has some help on his road to recovery. If you could, please, donate anything you can and pass this along to your friends and family. These two men would give the shirt off their backs for anyone in need and I know Michael hates asking for help, so I am asking for him. He is like my brother and I ask you to go to this link at FundAnything: For Michael Todd Cohen and give what you can. Please. (photo courtesy of Drew Newman Photographers)

2 comments:

  1. I'm not directly acquainted with anyone involved but just wanted to say that this story touched me very deeply. I can identify with Daniel as a fellow artist and gay man, had our circumstances been switched I admit I would probably have made the same mistake. All my love to you and Michael.
    -Dan

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