Steve Nickerson, Pulitzer winning shooter, needs help

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  1. df cardwell

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    Steve Nickerson, Pulitzer Prize winning shooter with the Rocky Mountain News is perilously ill from Scleroderma

    He is getting relief from the Scleroderma Center at Johns Hopkins, but his Insurance / Employer refuses to pay a cent to the treatment.


    1. Those wishing to help defray medical costs can do so via:

    The Steven R. Nickerson Medical Donation Fund,
    P.O. Box 3060, Denver, CO 80201

    2. Here is his story as told by a friend:

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060322/COL01/603220350/1082
     
  2. Stephanie Brim

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    We could do something, you know. There are LOTS of wonderful photographers here. I think that doing an auction kind of like what his friends set up would be an interesting idea. I don't really have anything to contribute to it yet, but I know lots of others do.

    Anyone else think it's a good idea?
     
  3. Aggie

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    Sounds like he needs a pit bull attorney. I have fought many times with insurance companies. They do not give a damn about you. For them it is a matter of we pay for insurance, and it is their job to keep that money. The worst denial I had on an insurance claim was when my son was born. In writing from the insurance company, The full claim for the birth was denied stating it was a work related accident. I wrtote back saying I didn't like what they were calling me, and yes I did sleep with the boss, but I was married to him!

    What Nickerson needs is an attorney who knows insurance law. He needs full documentation, and to get ready for a fight. It's a shame our insurance is only as good as fight we put up to get it.
     
  4. bill schwab

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    Steve is a wonderful guy and a great photographer. In my opinion one of the best. I haven't seen him in years, but had heard of his illness from friends at the Freep. I hadn't realized he had gotten so bad. Such a shame. I for one will be sending a check. I am also more than happy to donate a print to the cause if it will help.

    Bill
     
  5. MurrayMinchin

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    That sucks :sad:

    If there is an after life, may the profit driven shareholders spend eternity suffering the horrors of all those who were refused help.

    Murray