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Fund Created To Aid Michael Todd Cohen Following Husband's Tragic Death In NYC High Rise Fire

By now you may have read or heard about Sunday's tragic high rise building fire in New York City, which claimed the life of 27-year-old playwright Daniel McClung (pictured, left) and left his husband Michael Todd Cohen, 32, critically injured. 

Michael currently remains hospitalized. 

In a show of support, the International Academy of Web Television has created a Fund Anything monetary campaign, which will be used to aid Michael in his recovery.

The campaign's creator Jenni Powell writes:

Michael Todd Cohen and his new husband, Daniel McClung, were trapped during a highrise fire in the building where they lived in Manhattan.  Horribly, Daniel did not survive and Michael is in critical condition.  He will face many financial burdens because of this and the online community wants to show their support by creating this campaign for him, with all contributions garnered going to help him in his recovery process.

Please give as much or as little as you would like.  And please share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and your friends and family so they can help if they would like as well.  Our hope is to rain love and support down on Michael in this difficult and sad time.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.  We love you Michael.

Michael's family and friends released the following statement:

“Words cannot express the magnitude of our grief over this tragedy. As we mourn the loss of Daniel, we simultaneously are surrounding Michael with love, light and support. 

 

Thank you for the amazing outpouring of love, support and concern. As Michael begins the long road to physical and emotional recovery, we ask for privacy and respect during this impossibly difficult time.” 

Give what you can, Instincters.