Fundraiser for Mel Roark’s Grandson on May 22nd – Ed Harris to Attend –

by on May 20, 2016 · 3 comments

in Election, Health, Life Events, Ocean Beach, Politics

Mel Roark n BradenGrandson Braden Victim of Rattlesnake Attack – Family Needs Help

Well-known OB community activist Mel Roark is holding a fundraiser for her grandson, Braden, who was bitten by a rattlesnake on April 12th. The family is facing enormous hospital bills as Braden had to take more than 35 vials of anti-venom and each one cost $2,000.

Mel Roark flier ed harisEd Harris, the mayoral candidate, will also be on hand to show support to Mel and Braden.

This all takes place on Sunday, May 22nd, from 3 to 6 pm at The Inn at Sunset Cliffs, 1370 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard. Food, beverages, drawings and entertainment by very local John Tafolla.

Here is the family’s flier:

Mel Roark flier fundRazr

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

OB Mercy May 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm

Yay! Thanks for posting this OBR. Mel is a wonderful Obcean and her family really needs the help. This is what Obecans do, they rally and help each other out.

I’ll be there….what’s YOUR excuse?!


PL Local May 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

JESUS !!! $70k because of a snake bite! At least they had the anti-venom. I’ve heard if you get bit by a black widow spider you’re pretty screwed because the hospitals just don’t carry the anti-venom. Which makes you think, what are these hospitals for if they either can’t help you or will put you into debt.


Rufus May 27, 2016 at 3:46 pm

What happened to the Affordable Care Act? I thought it was suposed to take care of things like this.


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