I haven’t seen any posts like this going around, so I hope it can raise some awareness that he has a donation fund. This man lost 50% of his face in that horrifying attack, losing one eye and his nose in the process.
Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida have released photos of Ronald Poppo, the homeless man who had significant portions of his face bitten off on May 26 during an attack by the “Causeway Cannibal,” Rudy Eugene.
Poppo is said to be awake and alert, while doctors continue to treat his injuries. The hospital has set up a donation fund for Poppo. If you’d like to donate to Poppo’s recovery, you can do so directly at the Jackson Memorial Foundation website that the hospital has set up in his name. So far, the donation effort has reportedly raised $15,000 for Poppo’s recovery.
Doctors said that Poppo lost about 50 percent of his face in the attack, not the 75 percent that was previously reported. They described Poppo as “very charming and positive,” according to CBS.
The nonprofit organization Neighbors 4 Neighbors is also accepting donations on Poppo’s behalf and can be reached at (305) 597-4404. And finally, Jackson Memorial is also accepting donations via check at the following address:
Jackson Memorial Foundation
Park Plaza East
901 NW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33136
If you can’t afford donations, get well cards and other well wishes are another option.
But please do not post/repost/reblog any wedding photos of Mark and Ian. I know that everyone means well, however Ian has stated on his twitter that he does not want these private pictures to be circulating. Please respect his wishes.
I don’t know who Mark and Ian are, or what this situation is at all, but I have one question. If they’re private photos, why were they put anywhere on the internet in the first place?
Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard, famous actors. They had a professional photographer photograph their wedding, and the photographer (likely to use their fame to promote his business or simply because they were really fantastic photos), put said photos up on his professional website. At some point he removed them, but before he did a bunch of fans downloaded them and have been passing them around tumblr. Mark hasn’t said anything about it but Ian has expressed, via his twitter, that he does not want these photographs being passed around.
On a similar vein, photographs of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman with Martin’s children were taken by a fan during filming of Sherlock, and these have made the rounds on tumblr a few times. Amanda Abbington (the mum) has said on her twitter and in an interview with the Baker Street Babes that she does not want these photographs circulating. There is also a video of Benedict dancing to “Thriller” at a friend’s wedding and other personal photos that were downloaded from his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook when she didn’t have it locked up as tightly as it should have been - she’s asked that people not circulate this.
Similarly, a “fan” took personal family photos from Tom Hiddleston’s facebook, which wasn’t locked as tightly as he thought it was, and posted them on tumblr. I haven’t seen these circulating because I think some savvy fans realized what it was that she was doing and got her tumblr shut down. The facebook was locked down but has since been deleted.
So, just generally speaking, it is not okay to post or circulate any personal photographs or videos of any famous person. If you’re really a ‘fan’ you would respect their right to privacy. If you’re not sure whether or not a video or photo is a public photo or a personal one, just don’t repost it. It’s that simple.
BBC America is currently offering free episodes of some of their popular British shows in honor of “Summer of London” on itunes and Sherlock ‘A Study In Pink’ is one of them. So if you haven’t seen ‘ASIP’ or have but want to see it again and again, here’s your chance to own it for free: iTunes