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Actor Charlie Sheen Pays For Injured Teenís Therapy Dog
AP) ^ | February 15, 2013 9:53 AM

Posted on 02/18/2013 10:27:41 AM PST by BenLurkin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s a 15-year-old Florida girl who didn’t really know much about Charlie Sheen before this week – but does now.

The actor wired $10,000 to Teagan Marti and her family on Thursday for a therapy dog to help in her rehabilitation from injuries sustained when she plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride in 2010.

Teagan Marti suffered brain, spine, pelvis and internal injuries in July 2010 when nets and air bags that were supposed to catch riders on a free-fall ride were not raised. She had convinced her family to make the trip from Florida to Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells after seeing the amusement park’s Terminal Velocity ride on the Travel Channel.

She was hospitalized in Wisconsin and Florida for three months. She initially had no use of her arms or legs but through physical therapy is able to walk again with a walker.

Teagan Marti’s mother, Julie Marti, said they are financially in trouble from the medical bills and her recent divorce. Their house is being foreclosed upon and insurance isn’t covering physical therapy anymore, she said. She had no idea how they would pay for the English Golden Retriever puppy.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: charliesheen; therapydog

1 posted on 02/18/2013 10:27:45 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Props to Charlie Sheen :)


2 posted on 02/18/2013 10:35:55 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: BenLurkin

OK, I’ll prepare to be flamed.

1. I wonder what went out first, the wired funds or the announcement to the press. Charlie is still a first class slime ball.

2. What was the award settlement? How much did the lawyer take for an easy, open and shut liability case?

3. What has happened to the settlement funds that the family did receive? Almost certainly a structured settlement, so did they call “I want my money now” for a lump sum?


3 posted on 02/18/2013 10:37:42 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BenLurkin

Did they determine it was her fault for falling out or something? I would think the amusement park would be liable otherwise.


4 posted on 02/18/2013 10:38:19 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good news for the girl. Perhaps Sheen isn’t a total douche bag after all.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 10:47:34 AM PST by South40
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To: BenLurkin

That was a good thing he did.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 10:47:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Ingtar

“when nets and air bags that were supposed to catch riders on a free-fall ride were not raised.”

I’d say that it was not her fault.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 10:48:54 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That statement makes me think that the ride operators should be paying for or have paid for this already.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 2:36:06 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

Family settled out of court with amusement park:
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2010/10/teagan_martis_f.php


9 posted on 02/21/2013 6:03:37 PM PST by BansheeBill
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To: SampleMan

IIRC, the family did settle out of court with the “attraction”— I’ll call it that because all it really was was a small operation with just a few “rides.” There are all types of “attractions” around the Dells.

Anyway, when this first happened, the news was that the place was tanking financially as it was. I think there had already been foreclosure proceedings in place on the property at the time, so it is doubtful that the Marti’s got anything near what they should have for the magnitude of the liability. I don’t know because the settlement amount was confidential.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 7:17:31 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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11 posted on 02/21/2013 7:20:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: bmwcyle

“WINNING !”


12 posted on 02/21/2013 7:25:02 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Mears

bfl


13 posted on 02/21/2013 8:23:22 PM PST by Mears
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To: green pastures

Thanks for the information.

I presume that such an operation would have a good deal of liability coverage, regardless of their underlying financials. But insurance isn’t a given.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 5:22:24 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BenLurkin

Attaboy Charlie!


15 posted on 02/22/2013 3:09:58 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: BenLurkin

Charlie will appear on TV next week saying, or definitely implying that, since he paid $10K for some kid’s therapy dog, everyone should be equally as generous, relatively speaking. And if they aren’t, they’re a selfish slimeball. Isn’t that how Hollywood always works? An actor makes a very public “charitable” contribution to someone or something, then grandstands all year about it.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 3:14:48 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: SampleMan

Your #2 and 3 are excellent questions. Your #1 may be true but irrelevant to the girl. He donated $10,000 more than you and I combined, I would presume.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 3:28:55 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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Eh. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. We’ll see.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 3:30:16 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Actually I’m not impressed with the amount. I’m glad she got the money, but I remain unimpressed with Charlie’s motivation. Johnny Carson did this sort of thing all the time and kept it to himself. His friends didn’t say a word until after he passed away, as he preferred to act anonymously.

Charlie has already gotten what he paid for, he doesn’t need my adoration.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 5:08:44 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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