Dear friends and fans of Michael Earl,
It's been one year since our dear friend Michael learned he had cancer. It's been a very long road of treatments, which have included chemo, radiation and soon, surgery. Michael continues this fight with much courage, but he is far too weak to work, and has lost 50 pounds through this process. He has five more weeks of radiation in combination with chemo pills and has depleted his cancer fund which so many of you generously gave to. He couldn't have gotten through this past year without your incredible kindness and support, and just needs some additional funds at the tail-end of his journey. Any amount will help tremendously and be deeply appreciated. Please also continue to keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers. He is looking forward to coming through surgery and beginning the process of putting some weight back on and getting back to a life of enchanting and inspiring us all! Endless thanks for all of your help.<var id="yiv5770439263yui-ie-cursor"></var>
Our beloved friend Michael Earl was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Michael is currently doing everything he can to find the best treatment available to him and will be taking a leave of absence from Puppet School to concentrate on getting well -- but he could use our help. So many of us have been touched by Michael in some way. In our youth, many of us watched him perform on Sesame Street as Mr. Snuffleupagus and Forgetful Jones. Then, we saw his amazing puppetry skills in Muppet movies and several TV shows. Now, Michael is a great friend and mentor to many, and has shared his love of puppetry with thousands of followers. His students are forever changed, inspired by his unbelievable talent. Now we can all be inspired by his strength and courage as he takes on the fight against cancer. For those of us who have been given so much by Michael, we finally have a chance to give back. Please consider donating to Michael's fund so that he can focus all his energy on getting well and not on expenses. Any amount will help and be immensely appreciated! Also, Michael is a big believer in the power of prayer, so please keep him in your thoughts!