Says Rob Delaney:
The wife of a friend recently suffered a brain injury. A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture, to be specific. It required major brain surgery and continues to require many months of rehabilitation. Her insurance just stopped paying for her to stay at the rehabilitation hospital, not because she doesn’t need it, but because they don’t feel like paying for it anymore.
In an effort to alleviate just the tiniest portion of her staggering, unbelievable medical bills, I am auctioning tickets to an upcoming show in New York and doing a meet and greet after the show. You will also - are you ready? - get unlimited free booze. This wasn’t my idea. I don’t consider myself “auction worthy” by any stretch of the imagination. But when asked to do it, I said yes, because the way health care is administered in this country is offensive and brutal and mercenary and I enjoy calling attention to that fact. I would also like this beautiful young woman to get whatever it is she needs so she can walk, talk, and remember things again.
So if you’d like to attend a show of mine and meet me afterward and, more importantly, help someone out in a very direct manner, bid on these tickets. I look forward to meeting you.