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

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Mercy Baron 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?!

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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.

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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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