In late 2013, Mark and Miranda Murray heard that actor Robert Kerman, star of Cannibal Holocaust and countless adult films, and his cat Socrates were suffering from ill-health. To make matters worse, health costs for Socrates were mounting leaving Robert in debt.
So Mark and Miranda sent out an appeal to Facebook friends and soon collected $1,500 – which they asked The Rialto Report to present to Robert. We were honored to do this, and visited Robert last night at his apartment.
Mark and Miranda are the rare example of people who act immediately when they see someone who needs help. Without their drive and energy, this fundraiser would never have been started. Our thanks go to them both.
Robert was moved beyond words when he received the check and the messages of goodwill from everyone, repeating that he couldn’t believe anyone would still remember him. He even cracked open a bottle of ‘Bolla’ wine to celebrate.
And deep gratitude to the following fine, fine people for their generous contributions to this worthwhile cause. Get well soon, Robert and Socrates!
Adriano Di Gaspero
Frank E. Fernandez
Jan Rune Bruun
Joycelyn J Poon
Mark and Miranda Murray
Mr. and Mrs. ‘Richard Pacheco’
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