Celebs get thousands of pleas on a regular basis pleading everything from hardship to "tommy needs an operation". Oh I'm positive some are the real deal, the rest are just freeloaders tugging at heart strings. Forget the actor but fairly obscure to most of us, oh my gosh someone started a website selling an info sheet on "celebs that give to hardship cases" and his name/phone/agent were on there, he was besieged by people writing 4 page letters pleading their cases, and a good number were legitimate too! Turns out the people selling the "cheat sheet" were charging 40 bucks or whatever and the info was all bogus.
So of course we get to thank the scam artists of the world for the 15 foot high walls, but like Cheer said, the big players will catch wind plenty soon enough and they all know people who know people, who know people. Fortunately, for once, money talks in our favor! There are other Montels out there, hey let's get Squiggy! He can talk to Squiffy!
No I'm seriously you guys!
Just like the neuros, if they don't want to listen (cough cough STNFRD), we'll make an end run outside the boundaries, in the dark, with night vision goggles and a hand on the shoulder of the person in front of you to see the way. Something like that...
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap