Mickey Cottrell’s Medical Fund
We are THRILLED to announce that we have a MATCHING GRANT of $1,000 for THURSDAY JULY 14TH…..that means that any money you can donate up to $1,000 on JULY 14TH will be DOUBLED by the kind and generous contribution of the magnificent Myron Meisel, MYRON…we thank you for your love and generosity!
Our beloved friend and renowned independent film publicist Mickey Cottrell has suffered a debilitating stroke and needs urgent help from his community of loved ones. He will require 24 hour care for the foreseeable future, and extensive physical therapy for a long time to come. He will not be able to garner any income during this time, and so we beseech you to help him through this difficult time.
Mickey has dedicated the last four decades of his life to helping independent film is more ways than one can list. He has handled PR for some of the boldest and freshest indie cinema such as The Quiet American, Weekend, I Am Divine, Young @ Heart, Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs Gravity, The Galapagos Affair, , Bagdad Cafe, Drugstore Cowboy, Greendale, Ballet Russes
Over the decades he has helped introduce the world to directing talent such as Percy Adlon, Phillip Noyce, Sophia Takal, Andrew Haigh, Jonathan Caouette, Wim Wenders, Gus Van Sant, Neil Young and countless others.
Actor, publicist, producer, champion, friend, and activist… Mickey is an invaluable member of our community and a unique soul. All of you who know him know that.
Donations will be used to cover immediate and future medical care. All contributions are deeply appreciated and a speedy response would be very helpful: knowing how much money is available will help us plan and prioritize his care.
Mickey is strong and has battled adversity all his life. If we come together now, we are confident we can make this happen. Mickey has been there to champion indie films and their creators and now it's our turn to return the favor. Please help, share, tell your friends, and thank you!
INFO ON CAMPAIGN
I'm Bryan Glick based in Los Angeles and have worked with Mickey Cottrell on the release of films like I Am Divine and Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity. All of the funds raised will go to an account run by Mickey's family to cover his various medical and assisted living expenses in the months to come.
There will be a yard sale tomorrow where you can own a piece of Hollywood history and marvel at this man's impeccable taste
We are down to our FINAL 2 DAYS of this campaign…and we thank you all for making this successful.
Any additional money raised now will go to increasing the the frequency of Mickey’s physical therapy - to move from a moderate to intensive regimen - which will hasten a full recovery.
TO THIS END: We are THRILLED to announce that we have a MATCHING GRANT of $1,000 for THURSDAY JULY 14TH…..that means that any money you can donate up to $1,000 on JULY 14TH will be DOUBLED by the kind and generous contribution of the magnificent Myron Meisel, MYRON…we thank you for your love and generosity!
PLEASE Tweet, Post, Share and Blast as all acts of support make a difference. HELP US CONCLUDE THIS CAMPAIGN ON A HIGH NOTE. We are still counting on you all!
With less than 4 days left until the campaign closes on Friday the 15th, we would like to announce a stretch goal of $65,000
Any additional money raised now will go increasing the the frequency of Mickey’s physical therapy - to move from a moderate to intensive regimen - which will hasten a full recovery. This will include arranging regular visits from an Occupational therapist who will make sure Mickey is able to safely transition into self-sufficiency, as his polio-effected balance still poses challenges, despite the significance progress made so far.
Help us to the finish line, share, post, tell your friends and keep Mickey in your thoughts
The campaign will end on July 15th which means we only have two weeks left to meet our goal of $50K! With the deadline approaching we're happy to share some words from Mickey Cottrell himself
dear beloved friend mickey! i am sad to hear about what happened, but glad that you are back on the way of recovery. i think often about you, the (cooking) evenings, together with you and marlene, were you introduced me to 'okra', incredible independent movies and old hollywood history. you showed me LA in a way I would have never discovered it. you will alway be a part of it. deep in my heart i thank you for your friendship. thank you for being part of my story -:) yours, hubertus
what mickey did for me when sleepless in seattle came out was invaluable. he was warm, smart, shrewd, caring, and respected by everyone. i owe him a great deal and while i wish he never needed this help, i'm honored to be able to send some support. thank you mickey and thank you to all his friends who are helping.
Greetings from Berlin, now sunny then rainy...who knows what the future will bring? I'm glad you are getting better and hope you reach your $50K goal!
Lots of love from Michael and me (from Spain). Good to see you're on your way to recovery. All the best.
Mickey, it is so great to hear you and see you! I'm so happy for your recovery! How can I get a closer look at you kind sir? May I visit you? Address? Number?