Philippe Simone had everything an actor dreams about, including steady stage work and standing ovations. Then a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis cast him in a real life tragedy.
As his symptoms worsened, he lost his mobility, his career and his home. But Philippe was not alone. The Actors Fund was there to help.
There are thousands of performing arts and entertainment professionals just like Philippe who face incredible hardships. Many have lost their jobs and their homes, and a shocking number Ð more than 30%, which is twice the national average - have no health insurance.
"I would be on the street if The Actors Fund didn't exist. But instead, I wake up smiling every day and say thanks for the people like you who make a good life possible for people like me."
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