Dave needs help
Friends are lining up to help Dave Marjoram.In October, Marjoram, a local referee and soccer enthusiast, got sick while refereeing a high school game.
He had opened a sports drink during the game, and after returning to it and drinking it, he felt a little strange. He became short of breath, had chest pains and had to be looked at by paramedics who were at the game. Dave’s condition was so severe, he had to be flown to a Denver hospital. After many hours of testing, doctors determined that Dave had swallowed a wasp, which had stung him in his esophagus and caused swelling in his internal organs. The bill for the flight, tests and treatment ran to $50,000, and the insurance company that covers state referees denied his claim, calling it an “illness,” not an injury because it was not sustained on the field.
That means Dave is working two jobs, seven days a week, to keep up with the payments.To help, Dave’s friends are putting on a benefit Saturday from 3-6 p.m. at the Gore Range Brewery. There will be collection jars placed around, and a keg of beer will be sold in individual pints, with all of the proceeds going to Dave.To help or to learn more, contact Lee Jones at the Vail Valley Soccer Club at 845-5022 or VVSC@vail.net. Checks can be made out to Vail Valley Medical Center and sent to Vail Valley Soccer Club at P.O. Box 2728, Edwards, CO 81632.
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