Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Donations to Vinnies Medical bill ($2500)

Help Vinnie pay medical bill of: "$2500"!!
Here are a few pics of me on crutches and the injury that occured to take me to hospital. believe it or not.. the ankle was the size of a grapefruit.. and this is actually after swelling went down after a week.. So as some of you heard i fucked my ankle up in San Francisco. Yes i am on crutches for some time with a "skiers boot brace" on. Don't worry.. i will heal.. but i did have to cancel a few appearances.. to allow for just that. Recuperation time as advised by the doctor. So i apologize to those in saugatuck and also in tampa that were looking forward to seeing me there at these events. All i have to say is life comes at you in many ways.. and you have to take it as it comes. For you out there that is wondering how i did this.. well here it goes.. It was pretty stupid actually..but i was running down the stairs to the muni station trying to catch the train that was already there. halfway running down the stairs i twisted my left ankle and grabbed onto the railing to protect it and then shifted my weight on the other foot of which was not securely on the step(being half on and half off) so in turn twisted the fuck outta that one. after the grooling walk home with help i observed the swelling to be about the size of a large grapefruit. Not good not at all i said to myself. But as of many here in the united states that have no insurance or cant afford it, i didn't want to goto the hospital because it would be an arm and a leg in cost. Well after sleeping on it overnight.. i woke to see that i couldn't even stand on it and it was turning colors (green blue and purple in areas) i was then told i should goto the hospital no matter the cost... i did listen. well the finality of a 5 hour wait in a community hospital. the results were that i had tore the ligaments in both sides of my ankle. To add insult to injury the 3 xrays they took showed that i actually had a hairline fracture and actually a bone fragment that chipped off the larger bone. oh fuck!!!! is what i said.. but after consultation with the doctor.. he gave a great prognoses. I will heal pretty fast being as healthy as i am.. so crutches and a Velcro type boot shoe called a skiers boot (for support of ligaments) was given to me to use. he advises me to go as i thought it felt.. but usually the boot can stay on for healing from 6 weeks up. but being that my injury was not supper severe that maybe depending on how it felt and healed i could be outta it at least by 3 weeks. if i was careful. well.. i did have a follow up visit with and ortho doctor to give me the final confirmation on how long and when to take it off.. well seeing that just the emergency room visit was costing me a couple thousand(of which i don't have to spend) i figured i would skip the ortho doctor visit.. since he is a specialist it woulda costed more than the whole thing put together. So there it is.. the whole dreadful story. Mind you that in these pics.. they are after i had iced it over night and had it propped up for most the day.. before these pics were taken.. so you cant see all the swelling that had occurred.
Well i am writing this to access some kind of help with this from fans out there.. cuz unfortunately i do not have health insurance. There is no such thing as pornstar health insurance. Allot of people will ask "don't you get paid allot for a film"? Well "NO" is the answer. Since everything is going online pay-per-view no one is buying videos anymore of which drives the price down for us that do the actual acting in the films, So in cases like these, the out of pocket expense is astronomical in comparison with someone that has health insurance. Until a new president comes in power and changes that(lets cross our fingers for universal health coverage)i will be shit outta luck in going for any kind of health care. Unfortunately this case i had no choice. So any of you great fans and supporters out there have it in your heart to help me out... it would be greatly appreciated!!! thnx
There is also an article on unzipped magazine about this running now.. so if you like to check it out i have a naked pic of me on cruches you can see!!

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Address it to:

Vinnie Dangelo
1476 W Foster APT#1W
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Thank you to all those who can help and also to those who have it in there hearts to help but can not.

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