Fundraiser to aid Molly Look

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Benefit for Molly Look!

  • Saturday, March 24, 2007, 6:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Center, 40755 County Road 36, Steamboat Springs
  • All ages / $5

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Courtetsy of Bob Printy

Molly Look

— For the first time since January, little Molly Look is ready to meet her public.

"She's very excited," said Tina Segler, who is organizing tonight's benefit for the toddler. "She knows it's a party for her."

The Benefit for Molly Look is from 6:30 p.m. to midnight today at the Steinberg Pavilion at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. The benefit, which will include food, drinks, door prizes, a silent and live auction, live music and entertainment, is the second to be held benefiting Look and her family.

Molly, 3, is still recovering from frostbite after spending about 30 minutes outside in subzero temperatures Jan. 17.

Bob Printy, Molly's maternal grandfather, said she has since lost four fingers and her thumb on her right hand, and the index and pinky fingers and part of her thumb on her left hand. She also lost part of her right big toe.

Molly's family, including her parents, Del and Yvette Look, were in Denver on Friday so doctors at Denver Children's Hospital could work on saving Molly's right pinky finger.

"(Del and Yvette) are just so happy she's on the road to recovery now," he said. "It looks like just about everything that has happened, has happened."

Segler said she has never met Molly Look, but, along with other community members, is eager to see her tonight.

"From what I hear, her spirits are high and she's doing excellent," she said.

A previous fundraiser in February raised around $20,0000 to help the Look family with medical costs because the family does not have insurance.

"Every dime will go to (Molly's) family immediately," she said. "We're hoping to raise more than the last one for them."

The benefit is family-friendly, and Watoosie the Clown is scheduled to entertain children from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There are more than 60 silent auctions items that have been donated to the benefit as well as door prizes and three "major" live auction items that include a four-day excavation package with three workers and three construction machines, a professionally cooked meal for four and Colorado Avalanche tickets in a luxury box for the April 7 game. The band "Blue Dahli" will perform.

"It's going to be quite a deal and it's getting bigger as we speak," Segler said.

The benefit is open to the public, she added.

Printy said his family can't express enough the gratitude they feel for all the community support they have received the past few months.

"The family is so totally grateful to the community and the people for all they have done," he said. "It's just been a fantastic outpouring. We live in a tremendous community."

- To reach Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234 or e-mail adelacruz@steamboatpilot.com

Comments

Gladys 7 years, 9 months ago

While it would be wonderful if everyone could afford insurance, unfortunately many many people can not. Even if they had insurance, their medical bills would be astronomical...that is how the insurance game works. I have seen for myself time and time again....if you have insurance, your doctor visit is $150. If you have no insurance, that same doctor visit is $50. As for Grandpa Dean...just because he purchased a large parcel of land does not mean he has the cash flow needed to pay for all of this child's medical care. I purchased my home with NO money.

I think it is wonderful to live in such a caring community. Wonderful that complete strangers are so willing to open their hearts and pocketbooks to someone in need. Drop the insurance gripes - what's done is done. Too bad they aren't mexican...they could get all their care for FREE. And would anyone at all complain about that, or would that not be PC?

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reallocal 7 years, 9 months ago

If you don't want to support them don't go. You cannot win with insurance...I'm glad for you, fourseasons, that obviously you have not had major medical problems, or you would know that. I'm very happy for Molly, and for her family as well. This is a local story that deserves to be celebrated, not criticized.

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JLKM 7 years, 9 months ago

I personally believe that everyone is entitled to their opinion and has the right to voice their opinion. Fourseasons has some very strong opinions and personal objections when it comes to this situation. I am wondering if this individual (who obviously would love to voice some major concerns and vocally protest what is transpiring with the Look Family and Molly) would be courageous enough to come out and publicly state their name for the record? Or is it easier to hide behind the curtain of remaining anonymous? Fourseasons, don't stay in hiding, come forth and protest publicly. Maybe even the paper could write an article where you could really have a voice and let our community know your thoughts and ideas and possibly see that your personal beliefs and views should be thrown out in to the arena.

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Gladys 7 years, 9 months ago

I think I may smell envy. I hope this event is highly successful for the Look family and personally look forward to more. I don't see anything wrong with it and in fact, think it's absolutely marvelous.

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dog2 7 years, 9 months ago

I can't understand why this 'fourseasons' person should give a rip. It's not his/her money that's being spent to help Molly. God blesses those who need blessings ... 'fourseasons' can't stop that.

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