Emergency Fund for Michael Roman

$6,059 of $10k goal

Raised by 101 people in 4 months
Mabel Jimenez-Hernandez
on behalf of Georgiana Hernandez
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA


Dear friends, 

Community artist Michael Roman is in the hospital waiting to have heart surgery. During this time he cannot print, or sell his artwork and needs our help to pay for the rent at his studio at the Red Stone Building on 16th Street. 

Michael has always been so generous helping the community through his art donations and giving free work to many organizations for many years. So let's be generous and help him in his time of need during this holiday season. 

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Acción Latina
Precita Eyes
Alley Cat Books

Video: Michael Roman sharing his process in 2010


Michael Roman (right) outside of Back to the Picture frame shop and gallery on Valencia Street, where he usually sells his art on weekends.
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Update 2
Posted by Mabel Jimenez
1 month ago
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Hello friends of Michael,

As many of you know, Michael passed away on December 26th, 2016. Your continuing donations will go towards continuing to pay the rent for his art studio, to pay for his cremation, and the expenses of his memorial , which will take place on Friday February 17 at the Coltrane Church.

Thanks to all who supported Michael in life and in the afterlife. If anyone has further details about the memorial, please feel free to post on this page.

El Tecolote newspaper did a tribute to Michael on their first issue of the year, you can still pick up copies of the issue at their office (they might go fast, but if you contact me at mabel@eltecolote.org I can save some for you).

https://issuu.com/el_tecolote/docs/et_47.01_jan._12_web

For a more reader friendly format of his obit, see this link

http://eltecolote.org/content/en/features/wild-style-pioneering-chicano-street-artist-remembered/

Rest in Peace Michael Roman.
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Update 1
Posted by Mabel Jimenez
3 months ago
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Dear friends,

Michael left SF General last night and gone home with Kate for Hospice Care.

Kate is setting up a Roman Pop-Up at Alley Cat today--everything should be priced by tomorrow morning, and ready-to-go. The idea is to raise some money to pay his bills. 100% of the proceeds will go entirely to Mike. Kate is working-and meeting- the hospice folks--and setting up all the care that he needs. The chaplain is visiting with him now.

Roughly, Kate and Michael will be in Bernal Heights (91 Bennington Street) Wednesday through Saturday afternoon. And in Berkeley at 1467 Cornell Avenue, Saturday afternoon through Wednesday. Folks can visit starting tomorrow.

Please support Michael in any way you can.
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John Santana
3 months ago
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Ms. Jimenez-Hernandez - many of Mike's NYC friends are asking for contact info for Michael.

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Kate Rosenberger
3 months ago
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Michael is sleeping a lot and getting relief from the tremendous pain that he has been experiencing. He is grateful for everyone's support. Knowing that he will not lose his studio during this time has put his mind at ease. We are planning to have a small gathering on Christmas Day, from 12-4. Please RSVP (through his website, michaelroman.net)if you would like to attend. I will encourage short visits with him, as his energy level is limited. Blessings and love to all. Kate/Mike

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago
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Michael wants to go ahead with surgery folks he is so brave and wants to make art and live. Let's pray for strength and health and that he get this heart. Surgery soon so he can get stronger thanks so much for helping him in anyway you can

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John Santana
3 months ago
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Kate - this is Sabine & John from New York. Thank you, sincerely, for what you are doing. Please pass our loving thoughts to Mike. If Mike is up to talking, I can be reached at 917-783-8668.

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John Santana
3 months ago
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Ms. Wilson - can you provide an update on Mike.

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Laura Campos
3 months ago
1
1

Can you send updates on his surgery please ! ❤️

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago
1
1

Michael should have surgery this Tuesday folks

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Laura Campos
2 months ago

Is easy to find michaels info just google fans of Michael Roman silk screens Or Michael Romans memorial page

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Linda Wilson
2 months ago

Michael passed away dec 26 th at about 10:30 in the morning he was was his beloved Kate He is silkscreening somewhere else now ! His time with us is over folks !

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Linda Wilson
2 months ago

Thanks so much for all donations ! He didn't have to worry about the rent On his studio

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Linda Wilson
2 months ago

Michael left this world Monday December 26 at 10:15 he was with Kate and he is at peace now ! Kate will notify of any and all memorials or services she and all who cared for him the last few weeks need rest and time to grieve! Michael was so beloved !

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

michael is going to try to have heart surgery in jan he is very weak and needs to rest up for the surgery you can sends cards and christmas goodies to 91 benninton sf ca 94110

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Elena Faro
3 months ago

Any updates? How is Michael feeling and doing? My heart aches. Please give NYC love to Michael and his peeps.

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Saw Michael today it means so much to him to see friends and family he still is Recognizing folks and so appreciates The help folks are giving Bless you Michael I will miss you so much !❤️

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

kates phone for texting her 415 550-1553

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Kate Rosenberger
3 months ago

Health Update- Michael is home for Palliative Hospice Care now. It is unlikely that he will return to hospital for a surgery. He has multiple health issues--due to these, the surgeons do not think he will survive the open heart surgery that he needs. However, as we like to say, 'Never Say Never.' Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Kate/Mike

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Kate Rosenberger
3 months ago

Michael can be reached at www.michaelroman.net--via the contact page there. He is too weak to speak on the phone at the moment-but I can pass on any messages that are left. And if you send your phone number I can try to put him on the line with you. We appreciate all the love and support that folks are sending our way. Peace, Kate/Mike

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

thanks so much for helping michael folks his pop up store will be at alley cat books sat and sunday

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Michael will not have surgery his body is to frail to withstand it folks

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Surgery has been put off until his lungs are clear

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$6,059 of $10k goal

Raised by 101 people in 4 months
Created November 23, 2016
Mabel Jimenez-Hernandez  
on behalf of Georgiana Hernandez
RM
$50
Raul Martinez
1 month ago

Will miss you my Friend!

$25
Laura Campos
2 months ago

I am coming to SF to Mikey's memorial , I hope to see all our old friends and my old neighborhood

CC
$30
Cary Cordova
2 months ago
AG
$25
Angela Glasscock
2 months ago
BP
$100
Back To The Picture
2 months ago

We will miss you :(

DH
$25
Derek Hargrove
2 months ago
1
1
PB
$324
Perry Brandston
3 months ago
2
2
DS
$30
Denise Sullivan
3 months ago
DU
$40
Donna Uzoigwe
3 months ago
$25
Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Bless you Michael for all you have done for others

John Santana
3 months ago
5
5

Ms. Jimenez-Hernandez - many of Mike's NYC friends are asking for contact info for Michael.

+ Read More
Kate Rosenberger
3 months ago
1
1

Michael is sleeping a lot and getting relief from the tremendous pain that he has been experiencing. He is grateful for everyone's support. Knowing that he will not lose his studio during this time has put his mind at ease. We are planning to have a small gathering on Christmas Day, from 12-4. Please RSVP (through his website, michaelroman.net)if you would like to attend. I will encourage short visits with him, as his energy level is limited. Blessings and love to all. Kate/Mike

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
3 months ago
1
1

Michael wants to go ahead with surgery folks he is so brave and wants to make art and live. Let's pray for strength and health and that he get this heart. Surgery soon so he can get stronger thanks so much for helping him in anyway you can

+ Read More
John Santana
3 months ago
1
1

Kate - this is Sabine & John from New York. Thank you, sincerely, for what you are doing. Please pass our loving thoughts to Mike. If Mike is up to talking, I can be reached at 917-783-8668.

+ Read More
John Santana
3 months ago
1
1

Ms. Wilson - can you provide an update on Mike.

+ Read More
Laura Campos
3 months ago
1
1

Can you send updates on his surgery please ! ❤️

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
3 months ago
1
1

Michael should have surgery this Tuesday folks

+ Read More
Laura Campos
2 months ago

Is easy to find michaels info just google fans of Michael Roman silk screens Or Michael Romans memorial page

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
2 months ago

Michael passed away dec 26 th at about 10:30 in the morning he was was his beloved Kate He is silkscreening somewhere else now ! His time with us is over folks !

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
2 months ago

Thanks so much for all donations ! He didn't have to worry about the rent On his studio

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
2 months ago

Michael left this world Monday December 26 at 10:15 he was with Kate and he is at peace now ! Kate will notify of any and all memorials or services she and all who cared for him the last few weeks need rest and time to grieve! Michael was so beloved !

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
3 months ago

michael is going to try to have heart surgery in jan he is very weak and needs to rest up for the surgery you can sends cards and christmas goodies to 91 benninton sf ca 94110

+ Read More
Elena Faro
3 months ago

Any updates? How is Michael feeling and doing? My heart aches. Please give NYC love to Michael and his peeps.

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Saw Michael today it means so much to him to see friends and family he still is Recognizing folks and so appreciates The help folks are giving Bless you Michael I will miss you so much !❤️

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
3 months ago

kates phone for texting her 415 550-1553

+ Read More
Kate Rosenberger
3 months ago

Health Update- Michael is home for Palliative Hospice Care now. It is unlikely that he will return to hospital for a surgery. He has multiple health issues--due to these, the surgeons do not think he will survive the open heart surgery that he needs. However, as we like to say, 'Never Say Never.' Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Kate/Mike

+ Read More
Kate Rosenberger
3 months ago

Michael can be reached at www.michaelroman.net--via the contact page there. He is too weak to speak on the phone at the moment-but I can pass on any messages that are left. And if you send your phone number I can try to put him on the line with you. We appreciate all the love and support that folks are sending our way. Peace, Kate/Mike

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

thanks so much for helping michael folks his pop up store will be at alley cat books sat and sunday

+ Read More
Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Michael will not have surgery his body is to frail to withstand it folks

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Linda Wilson
3 months ago

Surgery has been put off until his lungs are clear

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